The office Christmas party is the one night of the year where you get to see your colleagues true colours. Or perhaps, they get to see your true colours…
It will go one of two ways. You have the potential to damage your entire professional career, your friendships with your colleagues and your whole work environment for the next few months. Or, you also have the potential to be the life of the party, form an unbreakable bond with your boss and suffer a painful hangover of victory for the next week.
People of Twitter have been sharing their experiences at the office Christmas party this year and they are honestly so relatable.
Here are 14 scenarios that perfectly sum up the work Christmas party.
#1 The PTSD
There is fear, and then there’s post work Christmas party fear
— Meg (@MeganDoherty15) December 14, 2019
“Will she remember me crying to her about my love life for two and a half hours???”
#2 The Work Crush Shenanigans
Can’t wait to get drunk during a Christmas party today and tell my boss she is my work place crush.. pic.twitter.com/lnTsgq9SFO
— Your Ex 🇿🇦 (@QezuTshepo) December 13, 2019
NEVER tell your boss she is your work place crush….. Unless you work for a Kardashian, I will allow that…
#3 Holding In Farts
please excuse me for the next couple of hours, i’ll be at my wife’s work christmas party holding in all my farts
— Josh with His Nose So Brighty (@Tryptofantastic) December 13, 2019
I don’t care if my partner had a sudden onset of salmonella – there is NO FARTING AT THE WORK CHRISTMAS PARTY!
#4 The Sad Truth
Work Christmas parties:
I don’t even want to see these people during the day what makes them think I want to see them in the evening at a so called party.
— Nancy (@plainjane91) December 13, 2019
Go in, get the free drinks and food, get out.
#5 Bohemian Rhapsody
Holiday office party last night, otherwise known as ‘drunk old white people screaming the lyrics to YMCA & Bohemian Rhapsody while not falling down’. #officechristmasparty
— EvilGayCockyGirl ♍🏳️🌈 (@thedivinemom) December 15, 2019
Can confirm – Bohemian Rhapsody is the national anthem of the office Christmas party.
#6 Did I Really Say That??
Me trying to remember everything I said at the office Christmas party pic.twitter.com/z3oyBaxIrG
— CRAIG (@2_4_slashing) December 15, 2019
“Did I reveal all my weird and obscure opinions and insult several people??”
#7 Changing Job Every December
The worst part of attending an office Christmas parties is having to look for a new job the next day.
— Swedish Canary (@SwedishCanary) December 7, 2019
Say no more.
#8 “How’d Ya Pull Up?”
Every coworker I’ve interacted with since the holiday party last Friday has opened the conversation with some variation of “there he is” or “how did the rest of your night go?” so that’s a good sign I think
— noam (@noampao) December 12, 2019
This is the universal sign that you were a true party animal. You should be very happy with this outcome.
#9 The Unbreakable Bonds
Everyone who made it to work today after our office holiday party last night is acting like they survived Vietnam. Someone just referred to a co-worker as “brother”.
— 😿 Benny Katz 😿 (@ShaqKatzner) December 13, 2019
I will reiterate – nothing brings employees together like a huge freaking sesh.
#10 Everyone Is Sick For The Next Few Days
When you show up to the office on time the morning after the company’s holiday party pic.twitter.com/nSymFE4OX2
— Boosh (@whatsupboosh) December 13, 2019
“Nah man, I’m not hungover, think I picked up a bit of a virus or something…”
#11 Work Crushes Should Be Illegal
my office crush bumped into me while I was drinking wine and apologized so I tried to say “no worries” but my mouth was full so I drooled wine on myself how’s everyone else’s holiday season going
— Cherokee McAnelly (@cherokeeclare) December 12, 2019
It’s never going to end well…
#12 Down To The Last Cent
me calculating how much I spent on a cookie cake for the company party so I could be reimbursed https://t.co/wbuvqglVsh
— ducki (@DUCKIGYAL) December 13, 2019
This damn company won’t get a single dime from me.
#11 People’s Excuses For Not Going
My boss hates going to office events so much that he told me he was skipping the holiday party tonight because he had to meet his son’s cat.
— Legally Caffeinated (@LCaffeinated) December 13, 2019
Might remember this one for next year…
#12 Holding In A Rant
Me holding in my political rant 3 bottles of wine deep at my office party tonight pic.twitter.com/g5z2q8wACc
— Hattie (@HattieJoness) December 13, 2019
Me when someone brings up a slightly controversial or political topic.
#13 The Next Day
When you have to go in to work the day after the holiday party pic.twitter.com/F2dKM5Dhtl
— Rumneeek (@rumneeek) December 13, 2019
You should get paid double time for going into work the day after the work Christmas party.
#14 For Those Of You Who Haven’t Had Your Work Christmas Party Yet….
Remember folks, you can only lose the holiday party. You can’t win the holiday party.
— Cristina Cordova (@cjc) December 8, 2019
I’m just gonna leave this here…
Image Sources: GIPHY, DreamWorks Pictures