Vimeo_logo_white_on_blue2-e1355788697634-224x93 As the year comes to a close, we've got plenty of 'Best Of' lists coming down the pipeline over the next couple of weeks. We share videos throughout the year , but it is simply a snapshot of the hundreds and thousands of videos uploaded every day. The good people over at Vimeo, who consistently curate a steady stream of fantastic videos, from shorts and docs, to music videos, to experimental videos, and everything in between, have handpicked a list of their 12 favorite videos from 2012.

Here's a bit from the post about the picks:

The Curation Team has kindly asked me to present Vimeo’s Top 12 Videos of 2012. Why, you ask? Well, I don’t like to boast, but on the Staff Picks Channel you’ll notice that the videos are “hand-picked with <3.” Who do you think we’re talking about here? Sure, Sam , Jason , Jordan , and the rest watch a lot of videos, and some of them even have decent taste. But we all really know which hand is on the steering wheel.

So yes, we’ve got to hand it to these videos. Each singlehandedly captivated us with its cinematographic handiwork, candidly recorded offhand moments, and downright handsome filmmaking. Plus, each one received a Staff Pick nod during the year, so you can rest assured that they’ve all been handsticked with <3.

We've shared a few of these before, but be sure to head on over to the Vimeo blog to read more about them.

The City of Samba -- Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli

Moving Takahashi -- Josh Soskin

Solipsist -- Andrew Thomas Huang

Breezeblocks -- Ellis Bahl

Holi -- Variable

The Eagleman Stag -- Mikey Please

Quik -- Colin Kennedy

Always a Fire -- Union HZ

Everything is Incredible -- Tyler Bastian

As I Am -- and Mark Adams

Le Taxidermiste -- Supinfocom

Tame Impala --

What do you guys think? Which of these have you see before? Do you have any favorite Vimeo videos from 2012? Let us know in the comments.

Link: Handpicked with Love: Vimeo’s Top 12 Videos of 2012 -- Vimeo