Based on a comedy sketch written by Lauri Wylie in the 1920s.
It is fascinating "Dinner for One" (1963) shows on TV at New Year Eve in Germany nationwide as their tradition. A holiday tradition is based on foreigners’ creation!
What shocking more is that most people talk about "new year resolutions", but the Germany go for "the same procedure as every year". I was in Berlin for a break at the time the globe economics went down. A revision of the old film was called.