2011 Edition24 Things We're Thankful For: Muppets & More (Photos)11.23.112011 Edition24 Things We're Thankful For: Muppets & More (Photos)From Seal Team Six to Charlie Sheen to Steve Jobs, see what The Daily Beast most appreciates from 2011. 11.23.11 3:27 AM ETFrom Seal Team Six to legalizing gay marriage in New York to a royal wedding, see what The Daily Beast is most grateful for this Thanksgiving. Plus, watch Beast TV's roundup of the 2011 news stories we're most thankful for. Patrick Baz, AFP / Getty ImagesArab Spring Bloggers For risking their lives to share their revolution with the world. Dylan Martinez / Reuters'Harry Potter'For a decade of movie magic. Reuters TV / ReutersWendi DengFor kicking ass and taking names to defend her husband from a pie thrower… even if he is Rupert Murdoch. AP PhotoSeal Team SixFor their extraordinary bravery under fire--not to mention their abs. Getty ImagesLeftoversFor allowing us to have Thanksgiving dinner twice—and giving us an excuse put off the exercise. Fabrizio Giovannozzi / AP PhotoItaly For taking the Jersey Shore cast off America’s hands for a bit. Mandel Ngan, AFP / Getty ImagesThe Nobel CommitteeFor recognizing the heroic efforts of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Yemeni human-rights activist Tawakkul Karman, and Liberian peace activist (and Beast Books author) Leymah Gbowee, who advocate for democratic reforms, women’s rights, and the release of political prisoners in Liberia. Matt Slocum / AP PhotoGame 6 of the World Series For being one of the most exciting moments in baseball history. Matt Sayles / AP PhotoAshton Kutcher and Demi MooreFor finally putting an end to their cringeworthy Twitter romance. Chris Jackson / Getty ImagesPrincess BeatriceFor outdoing every churchgoing woman on Easter Sunday. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP PhotoMichelle Obama’s “Dougie” For being the only first lady to break it down like Beyoncé. Marcio Jose SanchezHarold CampingFor being wrong about “The Rapture” (twice) and giving us a reason to joke about the end of the world. Phil Moore / Getty ImagesTim Hetherington and Chris HondrosFor risking their lives in combat photojournalism to shed light on the horrors of war and the darker sides of humanity. Matt Sayles / AP PhotoRyan GoslingFor protecting the streets and looking good in the process. Getty ImagesJoan DidionFor breaking our hearts all over again with her book Blue Nights. Greg Campbell / AP PhotoSomething Rick Perry Said But we forget what it was. Andrew Macpherson – © The Muppets Studio, LLCThe MuppetsFor proving that after all these years, Kermie and Piggy still got that lovin’ feeling. David Guttenfelder / AP Photo“Fukushima 50” For braving 250 millisieverts of radioactivity (five times the permissible dose) to prevent a nuclear meltdown. Jeff Christensen / AP Photo'The Book of Mormon' MusicialFor teaching us what really happened with the golden plates--and showing us a great time.