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8 Distractions to Look Forward to in 2017

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8 Distractions to Look Forward to in 2017

Because 2016 sure did suck.

December 8, 2016

I'm sure most of us would agree that 2016 was a pretty crappy year on a number of levels. So as we get ready to (happily) say farewell to 2016 and ring in the New Year, here are eight delightful distractions to look forward to in 2017. 

1. Season 2 of Stranger Things


What happened to Eleven? Will there be #Justice4Barb? Is the Demogorgon really dead? Why was Will spitting up slugs? Sooo many questions!!!



This spiffy new smartband lets you make phone calls with your finger! This technology is so crazy-advanced that it makes the Jetsons look like the Stone Age. 

3. Star Wars Episode VIII


I think we can all agree that BB-8 has dibs on bragging rights for being the cutest droid. #MoveOverR2.


4. Hopes of a Spice Girls reunion!


There's been a lot of off-again, on-again talk around the possibility of a Spice Girls reunion tour ever since they performed at the London Olympics. And although both Victoria and Mel B have opted out of that equation, there's still plenty of spice to go around with the remaining three. Since 2016 failed to deliver the much-anticipated three-woman show, here's hoping that 2017 will be the year of #GirlPower. 


5. New Starbucks drink


Starbucks is adding the Cascara Latte to their menu in January. A cascara is the outer shell of a coffee cherry. Other than that, we have no further information at this time. 


6. James Corden is hosting the 2017 Grammys.


James Corden is the hilarious host of CBS' The Late Late Show. Fingers crossed he brings us Carpool Karaoke, LIVE from the Grammys. 


7. A Jessica Simpson comeback?


The former pop sensation has hinted at a 2017 comeback on social media. She's come a long way since her Nick Lachey days. Let's hope she now at least knows the difference between chicken and fish. 


8. Disney's Beauty and the Beast IRL!


Release date is March 17. Be our guest? Why yes, I think we will. 


Jen Germain

Jen Germain is a media producer with the Creative Services team at Cascade Public Media, helping to drive brand and programming initiatives. Previously, Jen worked as a producer with Spark Public, where she helped lead digital strategy and mentor a team of millennial multimedia journalists. Find her on Twitter @jengermain. 

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