There are many traditions that roll around at the end of a year: top movies of the year, top songs, memorable moments, that sort of thing. It's just an annual accounting, a recall of moments, good and bad, that mattered over the previous 12 months.
Among those annual end-of-year traditions is Time Magazine naming their "Person of the Year." It's something we all look forward to hearing, even if it's almost always something lots of people will disagree with. And in that regard, 2020 was no different.