It's over!!! Christmas is over!!! Yayyyyy!
Now let's take a look at the year behind us.
Big political winners -
Barack Obama (of course)
Sarah Palin (Oh, my god)
French President Nicolas Sarkozy - Doing the right things after a shaky start. Great looking wife.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown - Another guy who didn't look like he'd get through his first year, post-Blair, but has recovered his footing.
Big political losers -
Robert Mugabe - Lost the election but still stayed in power. Says there is no cholera in his failing country.
John McCain - Too many compromises with people he didn't even like. Joe the Plumber? C'mon John!
Bill Clinton - Has lost his political skills, it seems. Can't hold his temper in check or keep his mouth shut.
Rod Blagojevich - The Illinois governor with the weird hairdo and weirder idea of governing. Even in Illinois.
Ted Stevens - Longtime Alaskan power broker gets convicted, then defeated for re-election.
Madelyn Dunham - Missed seeing her grandson elected president of the U.S. by two days.
Other big winners -
The New York Yankees. - I know, they didn't even make the playoffs but next year they've got a brand new stadium and they've spent half a billion dollars on several of the best players in baseball.
Clint Eastwood - Keeps making great movies.
Other big losers -
Wall Street firms, banks, the American taxpayer.
Detroit car companies and their union employees. It's sunset and getting darker.
Heath Ledger - Ooops, mixed too many drugs.
There are probably plenty more but that's it for now. Add your own.