Christmas has come and gone so there should only be one thing on your mind now (with the exception of your plans to return the not-so-spectacular items you may have gotten from the distant relative) - "what am I going to wear on NYE??"
My suggestion is breaking the sea of common black strapless dresses with something more fun and vibrant. If you're worried that a coloured frock may look too day time then glam it up with some great accessories!
Dress - Lanvin
The rest - Asos
The one downside to looking great in this number is that you may have to put up with people coming up to you to say "Orange you glad 2012 is coming to an end?".