The Office Christmas Party

You guys slay me. I could write the most poignant, eloquent post about self care and body image and I’d get crickets for comments…but I write a post about Most Hated Christmas Songs and you all are CLAMORING to comment!! Haha! I see how you are…I see where your interests lie. 🙂 You buncha snarky snarks! ❤ And this is why I love you. Soon we’ll do a post about the songs we love the most, so be thinking!

So, anyone have any fun Christmas parties to go to soon? Do you guys like going to your Office Christmas Party (isn’t that a movie now??) or do you dread it? The funnest work party I ever went to was when I was in college and I worked at a hippy dippy pizza place. The first year I worked there, the boss told me they try to make it extra nice and have everyone dress up. So I asked how dressy? And he said “oh you know…semi-formal”. So I’m thinking “Yay! I get to dress up!” My roommate was my Plus One and so we show up to this party – which was held in the small pizza restaurant – in semi-formal cocktail dresses. Everyone else, however, was dressed in jeans without holes. Big contrast between myself and my coworkers!! For several months after that, I was known as “The Lady in Red”. Here’s a partial pic of the dress:


Jeez, I was cute. What happened??? Oh yeah…25 years happened. *Womp womp*.

Anyway, my current workplace, for years used to treat everyone and their spouses to a nice dinner out. It was awkward and uncomfortable, but hey, free dinner! Then a couple of years ago, they said, Okay, we’ll pay for lunch, but no spouses. Then last year I think we just had a potluck in the break room. So it’s been a long time since I’ve been to a nice Christmas party, is what I’m saying. My hubs is self employed, so a work Christmas party for him would consist of he and I going to Los Cabos and having dinner and margs. Oh wait, we just did that last weekend. Oh well, it was still fun, even if we had to pay for it ourselves.

So, tell me about your office Christmas party – do you go, and if so, do you enjoy it? Is it something you look forward to or something that you just do out of obligation? Give me deets, folks…I need to live vicariously through your Holiday Parties!!!



12 thoughts on “The Office Christmas Party

  1. I think I went one time to the NICU Christmas party. No thank you. The best Christmas “office party” I remember was one year on Christmas Day (remember, I had to work Christmas or Christmas Eve almost every year…) anyway, I was assigned to these two premature twins who were doing super well, and were almost ready to go home. So basically all I had to do was bottle feed two babies every three hours. I fed them and read The Green Mile, and had great fun in the break room eating more than any normal person should do. We really knew how to have a potluck when it came to the holidays 🙂 Great Christmas memory!

  2. I’m on the fence about office parties. It depends on who’s there and what kind of rapport we have. I’ve been to good ones, dull ones, and there were many years where the place I worked didn’t have any parties st all.

    Worst Christmas party was at a museum in San Francisco – it sounded like an awesome location, but we ended up having only this tiny, frigid basement with one ow two displays of tiny glass bottles. We were corralled in there for nearly two hours until they let us into the dining room. Once there, it was buffet style and a huge line. Then another couple of hours of speeches and awards…when dancing finally began we had to go, because our babysitting time had run out.

    Best company Christmas party was a dinner dance at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which was as amazing as it sounds. The only awkward part there was eating sushi in front of the fish tanks…

  3. I have always found office Christmas parties to be exceptionally awkward. I’ve been to fancy-fancy, and I’ve been to casual. They’re all the same. There’s always someone trying to suck up to everyone and “make the rounds” (and I always feel like they are trying to sell you a car, when it’s your turn for them to focus on your group.) There’s always some upper management person in the corner “watching” everyone. And then there’s everyone in between like me who are just thinking about stealing the chocolate cake and bottle of wine and hiding under the table. I’m dreading this year’s, and it’s really odd because they have officially announced it to be in JANUARY! I just, I mean…?

  4. My best office Christmas Party was my first Christmas in the Air Force and we had it at the NCO club. Free beer on tap and I ended up having to take a TSgt and the keg home because I was the only one with a truck and he wouldn’t leave without the keg.

    I just recently went to one of my husband’s and it is always awkward for me because I know no one and have not one thing in common. I just stand around with a goofy grin on my face nodding to everyone and half listening to the conversations. Granted the last one was open bar which is not very often anymore with all the liabilities that companies do not want to take on.

    We used to have an annual one with the last company I worked for but ended up just giving out bonuses because the lawyers were like no more parties with alcohol due to possible DUI’s or wrecks that could leave the company liable for. But it was one time of the year that I could dress up and get my party on. LOL!!

  5. First, I think you’re still just as cute as the girl in the red dress.

    I work for a church so, ironically, no Christmas anything here.

    My husband’s employer just provides lunch one day during the work day. But he used to work for a company that threw a BIG bash. This was almost 30 years ago (how can I possibly be that old?). The entertainment was a nationally known country singer (whose name escapes me now). That was a fun party.

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