Thanksgiving is a magical holiday, isn’t it? It’s a time for reflection on the past year and the many bounties it brought our way — and here at Idolator, we can’t help but feel that 2012 gave us an extraordinary cornucopia of pop culture moments for which we want to give thanks. From the instant classic that is Nicole Westbrook‘s smash single “It’s Thanksgiving” (see above) to the hyper-memeability of Lana Del Rey, our staffers each contributed a few items that made us feel grateful.
Head below to see the full list.
I’m thankful for Lana Del Rey’s disastrous SNL performance, for giving us a year of incredible memes.
I’m thankful for Kween Nicole Westbrook for giving her growing fan base the only holiday song that will ever matter again: “It’s Thanksgiving”
I’m thankful for Chris Brown‘s terrorist Halloween costume, because I think it helped those on the fence about his character make up their minds. In the wise words of Maya Angelou, “When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. Or, you know, after they get a neck tattoo.”
I’m thankful for Miley Cyrus‘ haircut, because she proved you don’t have to be a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown, going through a bad breakup or entering the witness protection program to grab a pair of scissors and just start snipping.
I’m thankful for getting to see Justin Bieber on his Believe tour — because watching him point in my direction before calling out not me, but my friend, has prepared me for any any and all disappointments life throws my way.
I’m thankful that Lana Del Rey’s Paradise was so good. Because now we can finally stop talking about her.
I’m thankful for Christina Aguilera turning up the camp factor this year with her album Lotus, and for ABC red carpet correspondent Eden Sher for calling her “Legendtina Goduilera” and asking her whether Lotus is an acronym for “Legend Of The United States” at the American Music Awards.