It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, that is if you don’t make a total and utter fool of yourself at your office Christmas party. It would appear that the internet is full of unfortunate folks who have experienced some pretty embarrassing work Christmas party nightmares.
Since it’s the season of giving, it would be very Scrooge-esque to not share some of the best ones with you. Enjoy, and just be glad that none of these ‘work’s do’ horrors have ever befallen you!
Christmas is Cancelled
“I wasn’t here at the time, but our office has politely been asked not to return to the venue of our last Christmas party after a group of senior and junior executives decided lighting themselves and sections of the venue on fire with liquor was the best way to celebrate the holiday season.” – lauraann22 – Reddit
A Hidden Gift
“When I worked for a publisher we threw a very boozy party in our offices for all our most senior and eminent contributors. That was Friday. It wasn’t until a week later that we discovered someone had filled a filing cabinet with puke.”- Prawnofthepatriarchy – Huffington Post
Blame the Sprouts
“I went to the office Christmas party the first year on the job and, while in line for the food, farted so loudly in front of one of the office managers that I just dropped my plate and left. No one ever said anything to me.” – saphire77202 – from BuzzFeed
The Real-Life Grinch
“Office Christmas party where we were sent a stern letter saying if we dared to not stay an extra hour to make up for the time we spent at the party, we would be at risk for being fired… Oh, then the budget was cut everyone was told to bring their own food… Yay company morale!” – from Reddit
Don’t Make a Boob of Yourself
“I was wearing a silky halter-neck top to my work party one Christmas. Thanks to the many champagne’s I’d imbibed, I didn’t notice when it slipped undone — at that point, my colleague’s very shy husband leaned over and mentioned I might need to re-tie.” – from Mamamia
“When I was 22, I worked at a local rib restaurant. At our Christmas party, everyone was drinking and having a good time. One of the cooks was wearing a hat and I playfully grabbed it and put it on. My manager’s wife was standing with us and she grabbed the hat from me and put it on. Thinking we were playing a silly game, I grabbed it back. She promptly slapped me across the face. It was my first time meeting her and also my first (and only) face slap. My manager avoided me for my next two shifts before he pulled me in the office to apologize.” – jennl4d3686d45 – BuzzFeed
Each to Their Own…
“My boss made out with a mop.” —Redditor
All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
“[I was] thoroughly enjoying myself and telling many stories. Unfortunately, I got a little too caught up in the moment and, at the climax of a particular story, swung my arms in the air for emphasis. As I did, my hand hit the bottom of a beer bottle just as my colleague put it to her lips, causing her to hit herself with it… She cleaned up the spilled beer on her clothes, she turned to tell me she was OK, and if I wasn’t feeling bad enough, my guilt skyrocketed. As she spoke I noticed that her front tooth had broken… I felt completely horrible and informed her of what happened, and she ran to the bathroom to confirm. I felt like a jerk the rest of the night.” – Anonymous Business Insider UK reader
Wow… Those really are Christmas party nightmares come true!