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13 New Year's Eve Kisses That Are More Memorable Than Our Own

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    If you made a list of life experiences that are more fun to watch on screen than actually try out for yourself, the New Year's Eve kiss would definitely make the top five.

    In Hollywood, they're romantic and tension-building and accompanied by Harry Connick Jr's rich baritone. In reality, they're pressuring you to swap spit with a stranger who brags about being from "Strong Island" just so you won't feel left out. We'll pass, thanks.

    We may find the tradition fairly useless and anticlimactic, but that doesn't mean we don't still have a soft spot for the versions we see on TV and in movies. We choose to believe that not only did Billy Crystal somehow run the length of Manhattan in mere seconds, but that one day (maybe) someone will do the same for us. And if they don't, who cares? Fredo Corleone got a big New Year's Eve smooch, and look at how well that worked out for him.

    Click through for some of Hollywood's most memorable midnight makeouts.

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    Paul (Zac Efron) & Ingrid (Michelle Pfeiffer), New Year's Eve (2011)
    Okay, so Paul definitely should have asked for permission before laying one on an unsuspecting Ingrid, but in a film featuring about a dozen meh relationships, this was the only midnight connection that felt the teensiest bit magical.

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    Chandler (Matthew Perry) & Monica (Courteney Cox), Friends (1999)
    Joey (Matt LeBlanc) really was the greatest wing man. Here, he hatches a plan that lets Chandler and Monica kiss at midnight without arousing suspicion.

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    Harry (Billy Crystal) & Sally (Meg Ryan), When Harry Met Sally (1989)
    Still waiting for the love of our life to come running through the door just in time to profess their love and deliver a passionate kiss.

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    Marissa (Mischa Barton) & Ryan (Ben McKenzie), The O.C. (2003)
    Seth Cohen may be the king of Chrismukkah, but his buddy Ryan Atwood owned New Year's Eve.

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    Kevin (Paul Rudd) & Lucy (Courtney Love), 200 Cigarettes (1999)
    Once you see this, you can't unsee it. Sorry not sorry.