There's no sugarcoating it: 2020 has not been an especially great year.
When the global coronavirus pandemic brought much of our regular lives to a grinding halt in mid-March, it became abundantly clear that this would be a year like none other. As we've struggled to get this virus under control, it's forced us to leave dark the places that once brought us the most joy: theaters, theme parks, restaurants and bars among others. It's even forcing many of us to reevaluate the way we spend our holidays, knowing that staying apart right now just might be the biggest act of love we can show one another.
Our way of life has been forcibly (though temporarily) changed. With the loss of life and livelihood affecting so many, it may feel like there's very little to be thankful for as we head into the holidays and closer to 2021. And yet, amid all the tragedy and tedium of pandemic living, there were still some bright spots to be found.
Pop culture has had our backs like never before, keeping us entertained and reasonably sane as the world spun seemingly ever more out of control.
From the shows that kept us company on the couch to the songs that had us dancing in the dining room—not to mention the celebrities responsible for all of them—these are the moments that we here at E! News are thankful for in 2020. And that includes you, reader.
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This story was originally published on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 12 a.m. PT.