We could give you a list of the AJ+ videos that went viral this year, banking millions of views, but you’ve probably already seen them.

Instead, we asked 10 staff members to choose a favorite video (from the more than 3,000 we produced this year!) and tell us why they love it. Their choices highlight the range of what AJ+ covers, from the uplifting, to the heart-wrenching, to just fun. Check out our staff faves:

*Read one of those firsthand stories here.