1. Don’t talk work
It’s a party. Lighten up a little. This isn’t the time to talk workplace politics or promotions. This is the perfect chance to get to know the office. Discuss sports, hobbies, addictive online shopping habits. You might find that you find a friend in someone unexpected.
2. Don’t wear anything inappropriate
You’ve heard it all before; don’t wear anything too revealing and nothing too over the top.
Well we’re adding another one to the list: don’t go over the top with Christmas themed clothing. We know it’s fun, but that doesn’t mean you have to wear more lights than the Christmas tree.
3. Don’t get too drunk
It might be a free bar but that doesn’t mean you should go and get plastered. If you feel yourself start to push past tipsy, toss your drink and run. It will be less embarrassing than hitting on your boss or scream-crying at your manager for a pay rise.
4. Don’t stand on the bar singing Christmas carols
This is for the people who ignored the don’t get drunk rule. Spare us all.
5. Don’t forget to eat
Drinking on an empty stomach is never a good idea. Even if you’re drinking responsibly you’re bound to turn into a drunken mess if you haven’t eaten all day. Be sure to take advantage of the delicious food on offer but don’t be too greedy; you’ll want to leave enough food for everyone else.
6. Don’t get frisky
If you think the Christmas Party is a great chance to try your luck with your office crush then think again. Hooking up at the office party is a sure way to get caught or make a mockery of yourself.
7. Don’t talk about your newest diet fad.
No one cares that you’re gluten and meat free now Sally. Just stop, drink your wine and have a fruit mince pie. If we have to hear one more time about how your diet has changed your life you might just end up being a Sally no friends.
8. Don’t take your shoes off under ANY circumstances
We don’t want the stench of your feet to ruin our night. Get them away from the food before that starts to smell too. If you want a comfy boogie, bring a spare change of shoes and dance the night away.
9. Don’t bitch about work mates
There’s about a 99.9% chance they’re standing behind you. Ok, so we made that figure up but really it’s not worth the risk. When people drink, they talk and chances are your bitchy comment is going to make its way around the room by the end of the night.
10. Don’t skip work the next day.
Funnily enough, after drinking an entire bottle of wine and vomiting in a pot plant at the Christmas Party, your boss does indeed know that you don’t have a sudden onset of the flu. Who would’ve thought?
Have a big buffet breakfast and (wo)man up! If Santa doesn’t get a break then either do you.
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