Hello, people of the internet. If you're anything like us, you were alive for the duration of the year 2016.
Here's the thing, though: We can't just act like 2017 is gonna turn up like, "Hello, I am calm and peaceful and here to save you all!"
But even more importantly: The biggest events of 2016 – the Brexit process and the whole, uh, Trump thing – will actually begin in 2017.
But before we look at what's in store for Europe, everything from relations with Russia to the future of NATO will depend on what happens after these two m8s take office on Friday, 20 January.
This, of course, means that the policies we have heard from Trump the candidate, and Trump the witching-hour-fever-dream tweeter, can finally become a reality.
The rest of the world will be watching closely, because Trump's policies on multiple issues of foreign policy are pretty ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ at the moment.
Meanwhile on the sad, wet island across the sea, British prime minister Theresa May is expected to finally invoke Article 50 by the end of March.
If you're still not sure what Article 50 is, either read this or watch this Vine.
And, well, once that's happened we enter two years of negotiations in which Brexit actually happens.
But what's up with the rest of Europe?
Well, remember how US intelligence says a Russian group called Fancy Bear hacked the DNC?
WELL GUESS WHAT: The German parliament was hacked by the same group, and earlier this month WikiLeaks published some documents that German intelligence believe were from that hack.
And what about France, the most French country on Earth? Well, they're also having an election next year.
The two frontrunners are the right-wing former prime minister Francois Fillon, and the far-right Marine Le Pen. Variety is the spice of life, as they say.
So far Le Pen is trailing in the polls to Fillon, but also if you still believe in polls at this point, you're probably a twat.