So much has happened...
We don't think any other year has been memed or referenced so negatively and quite so much as 2016.
It was the year that brought us President Elect Trump and Brexit, not to mention the loss of some of our most treasured stars: David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Carrie Fisher and Alan Rickman to name but five.
But, it wasn't all bad. Remember? Pokémon Go enthralled children and adults alike, the Olympics were another stunning display of athleticism, Beyoncé released Lemonade, JK Rowling brought us back to the Potterverse thanks to Fantastic Beasts - and that's not forgetting to mention that Andy Murray and Serena Williams both won Wimbledon again, the Queen turned 90, Bridget Jones made a triumphant return and Leo finally bagged that Oscar!
So without further ado, let's look back and revisit the year's big entertainment and newsy moments in photos. Scroll through our round up to re-live the highs and lows of 2016 as you step into the new year.
Suffice to say, it was quite a year, hasn't it?
David Bowie sadly passed away
The year got off to a sad start with the passing of music legend David Bowie on the 10th of January. The music artist reportedly battled cancer for the last 18 months of his life and millions of people around the world were rocked by his death.
Beyoncé, Coldplay AND Bruno Mars performed at the Superbowl
Eddie Redmayne handed Brie Larson her Oscar
Alicia Vikander won her first Oscar
Alicia Vikander won her first Oscar in February 2016. The actress won Best Supporting Actress in honour of her portrayal of Gerda in The Danish Girl.
Leonardo DiCaprio FINALLY won an Oscar
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William took a tour of India & Bhutan in April
Prince sadly passed away
Beyoncé kicked off her Formation world tour
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid made their first red carpet appearance as a couple at the Met Gala in May
Blake Lively debuted her baby bump at Cannes Film Festival in May
Beyoncé was the recipient of the coveted Fashion Icon award at the 2016 CFDAs in June
Legendary fashion photographer Bill Cunningham passed away
The Camerons leave No.10 Downing Street in July
Theresa May became the PM in July 2016
Comedian and actress Caroline Aherne sadly passed away in July
Serena Williams won Wimbledon again
When she's not stealing the show in Beyoncé's music videos she's winning Grand Slams. No biggie.
Andy Murray won Wimbledon again
Team GB return from a triumphant performance at the Olympics in Rio in August
Fashion designer Sonia Rykiel sadly passed away in August
Alicia Keys stops wearing make-up
Alicia Keys started wearing no make-up in a display of female empowerment. Go Alicia!
Rihanna kills it at the MTV Video Music Awards
Riri stole the show at the MTV Video Music Awards with this all pink performance as she picked up the Video Vanguard Award at the ceremony in August.
Gene Wilder sadly passed away in August
Hillary Clinton hits the campaign trail in the run-up to the November US Presidential election
A wooden replica of 1666 London is set on fire on the River Thames to mark 350 years since the event, in September
Tommy Hilfiger's NYFW SS17 show in New York was a full-blown fun fair
Bella Hadid takes a stylish tumble on the Michael Kors show at NYFW
Ellie Simmonds wins gold at the Rio Paralympics
Solange releases A Seat At The Table to critical acclaim
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge commence their royal tour of Canada
The Duchess of Cambridge takes her first solo foreign trip to The Netherlands in October
The Queen with her newly unveiled portrait by Henry Ward to mark 60 years as patron of the British Red Cross
Donald J. Trump is sensationally elected President of the United States in November
He will be inaugurated on 20th January 2017.
Cheryl debuts her baby bump at a Christmas carol concert
After months of speculation, Cheryl and Liam Payne confirmed her pregnancy in December