There are a lot of lists out there right now. Some good, some bad and others that you can pretty much ignore. Here's one I wouldn't.
Contagious Magazine has put together a great deck on the "Best of" work of 2008. The deck showcases the best technology, campaigns, websites, innovations and people of the year. If you want to stay ahead of the curve and learn something new from around the world, take a moment and read through it over the break.
More posts are on their way...just finishing up the 'real' work before the holiday begins.
Check it out right here.