Ed tor’s Note
We know that Christmas is a time for giving, a time for receiving, it’s also a time for sombre offices to roseate with boughs of holly – or mistletoe, wreaths, trees and colored lights. A time for people to celebrate the millennial tradition of wearing Ugly Christmas Sweaters as a display of camaraderie with sardonic coworkers, and most disturbingly, it’s a time for the unavoidable ‘office Christmas party’ – an evening that many people see as a test of endurance and strong will. Is it possible to come out of a Christmas mixer relatively unscathed? We doubt it.
During the 1950s, office Christmas party played a monumental role in climbing the corporate ladder. Career counselors advised ambitious men and women that skipping a holiday mixer was like ending your career: A boss spends thousands of dollars on food and drinks and you don’t show? You might as well moon him on a Monday morning!
Today, the traditional office Christmas party has become outdated and immature. The Millennial Generation knows that what happens at the party does not necessarily stay at the party. The tradition has evolved – it has also become commercialized; and offices now take a different route. Take a note because some offices have nailed the art of averting the vast majority of heinous party crimes.