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Bri­tish firms shell out £1bil­lion on work bashes, while staff typ­i­cally spend £150.28 on Christ­mas fes­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing £34 a head on food and drinks ac­cord­ing to Prin­ter­land.co.uk. Se­cret Santa gifts cost £10 each on av­er­age.

Thurs­day is the most pop­u­lar day for work Christ­mas par­ties with sit-down lunches and din­ners the favourite for­mats. The av­er­age length is three hours and 32 min­utes, while 17% go on past 1am.

Women typ­i­cally spend eight hours plan­ning what to wear and their Christ­mas party out­fit costs £91.50. The av­er­age fe­male party-goer spends £25 on sexy undies and 76% of blokes make sure they are wear­ing their best pants! Last year singer Katy Perry donned a Santa out­fit for a fes­tive party, while ear­lier this month model Demi Rose, right, squeezed into a skin-tight red out­fit for the Christ­mas do at The Shard in Lon­don.

We’ll knock back an av­er­age of six boozy drinks at a bash and the equiv­a­lent of 22 pints over the party sea­son. Some 3.7m of us have spilled a drink on some­one at a fes­tive do.

ABBA’s Wa­ter­loo is our favourite track at the party karaoke ac­cord­ing to PRS for Mu­sic. But 10% of us have been dis­ci­plined or dis­missed for our naughty an­tics at a do.

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