Going into the Christmas party season it is extremely important for everyone to know a few things about Christmas parties. More specifically you need to know a few things about etiquette at Christmas parties; whether it is your first at your new company, your 10th at the same company or your first ever Christmas party in the professional world. Let’s get one thing out the way straight away; people are going to be drunk.
That is fine. I have nothing against drunk people, I get drunk too. But knowing how drunk people are, how drunk you can be and just who you are talking to can be extremely important – and often that is where new people struggle – they don’t recognise colleagues tells because they don’t know them well enough and end up saying too much, to the wrong people and getting into trouble.