My wife and I recently attended a company Xmas party that her company put on for its employees. I was expecting a very stuffy, non-exciting bash (she works in the finance industry) and I was not surprised. It was a black tie affair and was very sedate, but we still had a very good evening.
Every year one of the executives at Joe’s company hosted their annual Christmas party. Not being an executive, Joe hadn’t ever had to host but had always looked forward to the event. It was a small consulting firm and there were only thirty people in the office. The parties tended to be raucous, with everyone