25 Funny New Year’s Memes That Ring In the New Year in All the Wrong Ways

It’s that time of year again when we face a new year ahead of us. Many of us will make New Year’s resolutions we won’t keep, get excited for a fresh start only to realize it’s the same hellscape once more, and quickly realize that all of those wishes for a new year were made in vain. Instead of fighting it, we encourage you to laugh it with these hilarious New Year’s memes. While we encourage you to try to remain optimistic, it’s much easier to poke fun.

We decided to round up our favorite New Year memes ranging from somewhat hopeful to downright sinister. Memes are social media currency that you can share with your friends, family, and followers online. They will help lighten the mood and inject some humor into online life. Take a look at our finds and share your favorites far and wide!

Best of Luck With That

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“Good luck with your new year… ‘resolutions,'” this meme featuring Dr. Evil says. This is one of the best memes about the many of us who will make and then break our New Year’s resolutions. We feel seen.

Cool Idea…

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“This New Year’s Eve, at around 11:55 PM, order a pizza for delivery. When it arrives, tell the driver, ‘I ordered this a year ago!” this New Year’s Eve meme says. Will you be giving this a try?

Cheers!

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“This year, I resolved to drink less and go to the gym. I made it to the gym,” says this very funny New Year’s meme. At least she’s taking steps in the right direction.

What If?

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“What if everyone actually has plans for New Year’s Eve, and they just wanna exclude me from them,” this meme says. It’s the meme version of being gobsmacked by a truth you just realized for yourself.

Good Night, Queen

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“And now it’s that sad time of year when Mariah Carey must return to the ocean, only to re-emerge next Christmas,” this funny after-Christmas meme says. Will you miss her while she’s gone?

Never Change

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“New year, same old me,” this grumpy cat New Year’s meme says. Cheers to the folks who keep it real and don’t mess around with any aspirations.

A Revelation

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“Dude, New Year’s is like time’s birthday,” this half-baked New Year’s meme says. Maybe he is on to something.

Every Year

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“I always thought the NY New Year’s Eve ball drop was lame. Every year it is reconfirmed,” this sad bear meme says. This meme is for all the NYE grinches of the world. It’s okay to be you.

Reality

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“My friends tonight / Me tonight,” this New Year’s Eve meme says, imagining two different NYE experiences. Which one are you?

A Timeline

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We find Baby Yoda doing some heavy lifting in this New Year’s meme that chronicles the minute leading up to, during, and after the clock strikes twelve. Does this look like you?

The NYE Boycott

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“Boycott kissing men at midnight. It’s New Year’s Eve, not New Year’s Steve,” this very silly tweet says. We love when tweets like this go viral.

Plans

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“Me during that weird time between Christmas and New Year’s where I don’t even know what day it is: Do you have a plan? I don’t even have a ‘pla,'” this very silly meme says with an assist from Friends. Can you relate?

Points Were Made

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“There are literally NO rules saying your New Year’s resolutions can’t be for evil,” Ernie seems to say in this New Year’s meme. You can choose darkness or light. it’s up to you.

That Time of Year

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“It’s almost time to repeat the whole ‘new year, new me’ thing,” this meme says. Who else can’t stand it?

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Parents on NYE

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“When you’re trying to stay awake on New Year’s Eve, but you’re also a parent:” this meme’s caption reads. We are then treated to an image of Sleepy. We know a lot of parents can feel the exhaustion already.

Can’t Believe It

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“I can’t believe it’s been a year since I didn’t become a better person,” this New Year’s meme says, poking fun at the resolutions they did not keep. It’s okay. Don’t be so hard on yourself.

Dads Will Do It

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“Dads waiting for January 1st 0:01 so they can say ‘I haven’t seen you since last year,'” this New Year’s meme says. Dads just can’t get enough of this tired joke. Will they ever tire of it?

An NYE Wish for You

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“May your New Year’s end with counting numbers backwards rather than reciting the alphabet backwards,” the meme says. It’s a great toast and a reminder to make smart choices.

You Gotta Start Somewhere

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“My New Year’s resolutions are: 1. Stop Making lists. B. Be more consistent. 7. Learn to count,” this hilariously dumb meme says. Keep up the good work, meme makers!

The Watcher

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Okay, this is hands down one of the best New Year’s memes we found. “January rent watching all your Christmas and New Year’s Eve plans,” the caption says. New Year’s Eve is all fun and games until you need to sign that rent check the next day.

Pro Tip:

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“Parents, don’t forget to set your clocks ahead two hours on New Year’s Eve so you can pretend that you actually did stay up until midnight,” the tweet reads. Let’s call this New Year’s Eve Savings Time.

Chase Those Dreams

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“New Year’s resolution: chase your dreams,” this funny dog meme says. That little pup looks so eager to go after what makes him truly happy. Bravo!

Time Changes Everything

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“20’s celebrating NYE: Drinking, dancing, party till dawn. 40’s celebrating NYE: Home eating candy out of your kids’ stockings,” the tweet reads. It’s wild how much things change in just a few, short years.

One More Time…

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“Say Happy New Year one more time. See what happens… I dare you!!!” this New Year’s meme featuring a comically angry-looking baby says. What an expression!

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On a Positive Note

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Finally, we leave you with a hopeful New Year’s Drake meme that wants to do away with the old baggage of 2022 and receive the promise of 2023. Really, keep your wits about you and it will be great. Happy New Year!

There you go! We hope you got a kick out of these New Year’s memes. If you would like even more silly memes, keep reading. We’ve got our favorite Squidward memes to share with you!

We Are All Squidward

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Here’s an excellent Squidward meme that takes actually dialogue spoken by the character from the show to make its point. Squidward has always been so real about life.

Try Again Later

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“Please come again. When I’m not working,” this Squidward meme says. Do you ever wish you could say this to some of your clients? We imagine we have all been in this sort of mood at one point or another.

Smoosh!

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“When you drop your smartphone on your face,” this Squidward meme is captioned. For those of us that read on our phones before bed, we all know that special kind of pain that occurs when you drop your phone on your face. Ouch!

Just Fine

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“When everything’s going wrong but [I] act like nothing’s wrong,” this Squidward meme says above an image of our pal that looks like he has rocks embedded into his face. We all put on a brave face occasionally even in that means feeling completely chaotic on the inside.

The Morph

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We find a SpongeBob and Squidward meme that finds the pair combined into one character. “When you spend so much time with your friend that you start morphing into the same person,” the caption says.

It’s All Their Fault

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“Me driving to work cursing my [parents] for birthing me into a world of responsibilities I didn’t ask for,” this Squidward meme says above an image of the character looking rather unhappy in a seashell car.

Never Hurts to Look

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You know you always have to double-check to make sure nothing better has been added to the menu, okay? Will you actually order that better something if you ever see it? It’s not likely and that’s fine. This Squidward meme about the weird mundane things we do is brilliant.

Mornings Suck

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Mornings can be tough, especially when you’re a parent. In this SpongeBob meme, we get an assist from Squidward’s face. Hitting that snooze button is something we all do these days, right? If you’re not a morning person, this could be a radically relatable meme for you. We do not judge no matter how many times you hit that snooze button.

How Else Do You Treat Your Pals?

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We love our dogs so much. We love them to the point that we dress them up in cute outfits and wear strange things wrapped around their necks. So, this Squidward meme about babying our dogs even when they don’t want it feels pretty appropriate. Our fur babies are just so sweet that we want them to feel the love and that’s okay.

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Social Media Is Not the Best

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Is Squidward having a “feeling cute, might delete later” moment? This Squidward meme imagines that. Social media can be a fickle pickle so don’t let it get you down, folks. Just enjoy funny memes on your preferred platform instead. You won’t regret it! Never let yourself feel like a sad Squidward. Those are words to live by.

As One Does

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One really must purchase Girl Scout cookies at every available opportunity. We did not make the rules. They just are what they are. This hilarious Squidward meme finds our friend in bed thinking of his last five bucks and how it will inevitably fall into the hands of a Girl Scout in his near future. You can’t stop the unstoppable folks, so let go of that fiver.

Just Keep Scrubbing

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The last few years have proven to be a wild ride. We won’t go into specifics because we’d hate to make you think of anything except how good these SpongeBob memes are, but most of us feel a bit frayed at the edges and that is just how it goes now. If you’ve ever found yourself stress-cleaning as a way to escape from your own thoughts, this remarkable meme should feel pretty relatable to you. It sure did for us.

Tell It Like It Is

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“And what could be better than serving up smiles?” SpongeBob asks in this Squidward meme. “Being dead, or anything else,” Squidward replies. If you’re not automatically all smiles, we imagine you can relate to this very funny meme.

FOMO

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“When you introduce your new friend to your old friend and they started hanging out without you,” this Squidward meme says. This template is one of the most popular among Squidward memes because it perfectly captures how we feel that fear of missing out.

For Real

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Who does not love free? In the above Squidward meme, we find the character putting out a chair for the free trial and then picking it right back up when asked for credit card details. Squidward clearly knows that is how they get you.

Sad But True

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“When [you are about] to sleep and hear a noise downstairs but you don’t gotta pay student loans if [you’re] murdered,” this darkly funny Squidward meme says. For those of us with student debt that feels like we will never be able to pay off, this meme feels pretty darn relatable.

Yikes

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Here’s another popular Squidward meme template that finds the character looking rather sheepish on a bench. “Me: Hits bug on the wall seeing it fall down,” the caption says. “Also me not finding the bug on the ground.” Who else is so terrified of bugs that this one makes sense?

Why Are We Like This?

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A Krabby Patty stands in as a visual metaphor for a shower in this Squidward meme. For whatever reason, the thought of taking a shower is always much worse than actually taking the shower. We do not know why that is a rule but it totally is.

No Shame

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“Me shamelessly starting my day at 3:45 PM,” this Squidward meme says above an image of our pal slyly leaving his bed. If you are a late riser, don’t let anyone shame you, folks.

Noooo!

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“When [you] find out [your] phone wasn’t charging overnight,” the caption of this Squidward meme says. We have all been there! It’s a terrible realization to come to and it could potentially wreck your whole morning. Not fun!

Two Faces

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“Hearing a great joke but you don’t like the person who told it,” the above Squidward meme is captioned. In the foreground, we find an unenthusiastic Squidward but behind him, we find his inner being laughing. Do you do this?

It’s Hard Out There

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“When you’re under 12 layers of stress and anxiety but you’re still trying to maintain the appearance of functionality,” this Squidward meme says. It’s rough out there! Take care of your mental health if you are having issues coping with stress and anxiety.

We All Grow

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“Being a child is when you enjoy Squidward’s misery,” this Squidward meme’s caption says. “Being an adult is feeling his pain.” This certainly rings true for us. We did not know that SpongeBob SquarePants was actually predicting our future.

Just Not Right

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“When you get out of work after they played Christmas music your whole shift,” the caption of this meme reads. This Squidward meme is for anyone who works in the service industry as you all know the horror and pain Christmas causes.

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The Difference

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Why does food from the oven taste infinitely better than it does from the microwave? This Squidward meme perfectly captures the difference with a brilliant visual metaphor.

There you go! We hope you found these Squidward memes to be as enjoyable as we did!

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