If 2016 taught us anything at all, it was that sometimes, things don’t go your way. For every lovely surprise, there is a major disappointment around the corner.
This piece originally appeared December 16, 2016.
We’ve already recounted the best surprises of the year, so it’s time to let our bitterness reign. As in past years, I’ve polled our entire staff and collected the biggest disappointments of the year here for your reading enjoyment. (For a good time, check out our lists from 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.)