Well, we’ve reached the most bountiful time of the year: holiday season. Where there’s plenty of free food to eat, free drinks to drink, and free mistakes to make. If you’ve worked in Corporate America long enough, then you’ve seen both the highs and lows of living that office holiday party life. But there’s really no reason to not have a blast crushing the holiday party circuit this season. Other than a few sneaky little missteps that can be avoided, an office holiday party can be a truly magical experience—one that may be talked about for ages to come by that small group of people who weirdly work at one place for far too long. So grab yourself a handful of cookies and a tall glass of whatever and let me walk you through what it takes to make your holiday party the best yet.

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