— Happy Birthday To You

Happy birthday, Taylor Swift! Here's how you kept Swiftmas alive all year

Today is a very important day. It’s Taylor Swift’s birthday! She’s no longer feeling 25 anymore, as she prepares to turn the big 2-6. Hopefully she’s spending the day with all her favorite people and things — like Meredith and Olivia, members of her Squad, a fresh batch of cookies — and takes today to kick back and relax. After this whirlwind 2015, Swift has earned it.

And what a year it has been! Coming off last year’s release of 1989, it feels like Swift has literally been there, done that with everything under the sun. The girl is nonstop. She toured all over the world. She still found time to hang out with friends and throw killer pool parties. She bought some brand new digs (actually, two digs). And since she’s the sweetest, she helped out those in need A LOT this year. TSwift is like the gift that keeps on giving.

So in lieu of getting her a tangible present this year (because come on what do you even GET Taylor Swift?) here are just some of the best moments from the last 365 days where she kept her Swift Spirit alive. All of 2015 was basically one giant Swiftmas Party.

1. That one time she stood up to Apple. And won.

Gonna make a really long story short: when Apple released Apple Music, it came with a three month free-trial period, which was awesome for us, but bad for artists because they weren’t going to receive any royalties during this period. NOT COOL. Swift, being the Music Goddess that she is, stepped in and penned a beautiful letter calling Apple out on their bummer decision. 16 hours after Swift’s letter hit the Internet, Apple reversed their decision and agreed to pay musicians for the three months.

Taylor: 1, Apple: 0

2. Swift and Phoebe performed “Smelly Cat”

Yes, let’s consider this a Taylor Swift Act of Kindness. Is there anyone else on the planet who talked Lisa Kudrow into playing “Smelly Cat” for a sold out show at the Staples Center?

3. Helped some fans make a major life announcement

There’s no better place to announce your pregnancy than at a Taylor Swift concert. Tay, being Tay, learned that the couple was pregnant and was more than willing to help them announce the news to the world.

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