Auld lang syne: 19th century

Well, hello Amy. I'm surprised you're getting in touch with me already. You just want to see how I'm doing? Hmm, are you sure that's all? Doesn't really sound like you.

There's no need to get huffy. If you really want to know, I'm doing just great. Christmas for me seemed almost magical. Of course, I ate way too much.

Not funny, really. Are you sure there's not something you want to ask me? Other than when I'm bringing you back to the 21st century, of course. Which is not happening quite yet.
Oh, okay. Now I get it. There's going to be a lot of people in the house you live in come New Year's Eve? And you don't know if the song Auld Lang Syne exists in the mid eighteen hundreds when you currently exist?

Photo: "Hush: (The Concert) by James Tissot
You're in luck. The song "Auld Lang Syne" was written by Robert Burns of Scotland in 1788. The lyrics ask us to remember old times and friends from our past. The song became really popular when The Royal Canadians band, led by Guy Lombardo, played it during a radio broadcast from the Roosevelt Hotel in New York at midnight on December 31st, 1929.

And what do I think New's Year's Day will be like for you?
Well, there will probably be a large bowl of punch for unexpected guests. New Year's Day in the 19th century is one of the traditional holidays off of work, except for the lower class, which could mean for them that the day will be simply another day of work.
For the upperclass, New Year's Day is when everyone goes visiting, from house to house. For the uppermost of the upperclass, people come to them; they don't need to go anywhere. 
Have a Happy New Year's, Amy!
I will leave you with the words to "Auld Lang Syne" so you can sing them with the family and their guests at midnight on New Year's Eve.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We'll take a cup of kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And now you know. Enjoy yourself.