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Old 07.10.2008, 17:30
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Who is having the best Office Christmas Party this year?

I just edited this in case it got mental.

What is your office planing for their Christmas Party?

No company names please .... but what events are happening?

Are you and your colleagues..:
  • Being flown to Greenland to celebrate in an Ice-Hotel?
  • Having the party in your own smelly, dull office?
  • Heading to one of the restaurants in town?
  • Being told that Xmas is being cancelled due to the credit crunch?
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Old 07.10.2008, 17:31
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Re: Who is having the best Office Xmas Party this year?

What is an Xmas party?

On a related note, what is Xmas?

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Old 07.10.2008, 17:42
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Re: Who is having the best Office Christmas Party this year?

We're just a small team here and as its our busiest time of the year we don't do a christmas party. We do go for a good lunch (which turns into a impromptu boozing seesion always) and then in Jan/Feb when things quieten down again we head up to flumserberg for a day of skiing.
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Old 07.10.2008, 17:48
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Re: Who is having the best Office Christmas Party this year?

I remember our 1992 Xmas party - the year of Black Wednesday - when my company went on a big cost cutting binge. My boss thought it would be a good idea to rent an empty warehouse and do a buffet with a DJ. It was so cold that guys were dancing with guys just to keep warm.
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Old 07.10.2008, 17:53
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Re: Who is having the best Office Xmas Party this year?

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What is an Xmas party?

On a related note, what is Xmas?

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XMAS

The word "Christ" and its compounds, including "Christmas", have been abbreviated for at least the past 1,000 years, long before the modern "Xmas" was commonly used. "Christ" was often written as "XP" or "Xt"; there are references in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as far back as 1021 AD. This X and P arose as the uppercase forms of the Greek letters χ and ρ), used in ancient abbreviations for Χριστος (Greek for "Christ"), and are still widely seen in many Eastern Orthodox icons depicting Jesus Christ. The labarum, an amalgamation of the two Greek letters rendered as , is a symbol often used to represent Christ in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian Churchesmonly used. "Christ" was often written as "XP" or "Xt"; there are references in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as far back as 1021 AD. This X and P arose as the uppercase forms of the Greek letters χ and ρ), used in ancient abbreviations for Χριστος (Greek for "Christ"), and are still widely seen in many Eastern Orthodox icons depicting Jesus Christ. The labarum, an amalgamation of the two Greek letters rendered as , is a symbol often used to represent Christ in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian Churches
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Old 07.10.2008, 18:26
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Re: Who is having the best Office Christmas Party this year?

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I remember our 1992 Xmas party - the year of Black Wednesday - when my company went on a big cost cutting binge. My boss thought it would be a good idea to rent an empty warehouse and do a buffet with a DJ. It was so cold that guys were dancing with guys just to keep warm.
I prefer what we are having ... or not having in this case.

No Christmas Party for us this year ..
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Re: Who is having the best Office Christmas Party this year?

Best, I don't know. Most sociologically interesting, yes.

Our company hires the entirety of a club in Zurich and puts on a dinner. So far so boring. However, the drinking has been getting so bad over the years that the "hard booze" is only handed out after ten, only wine up until that point. It doesn't seem to help much. Also, there is a karaoke room set up. And the partners have to do some "menial task" for the evening like serving the food.

All in all, several hundred accountants/lawyers/otherwise generally understood to be straight-laced people with music and alcohol makes for an event I don't usually miss.
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Also, there is a karaoke room set up.
Karaoke is always good
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Re: Who is having the best Office Christmas Party this year?

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Best, I don't know. Most sociologically interesting, yes.

Our company hires the entirety of a club in Zurich and puts on a dinner. So far so boring. However, the drinking has been getting so bad over the years that the "hard booze" is only handed out after ten, only wine up until that point. It doesn't seem to help much. Also, there is a karaoke room set up. And the partners have to do some "menial task" for the evening like serving the food.

All in all, several hundred accountants/lawyers/otherwise generally understood to be straight-laced people with music and alcohol makes for an event I don't usually miss.
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