I hear nothing but terrible things about office holiday parties, but just once in my life, I would like to attend one.
My current job, the staff is scattered around the country.
Before this job, long-term unemployment.
Before that, I temped at the headquarters of a chain steakhouse, handling seasonal gift card sales. As a temp, I was not invited to the office holiday party. Instead, I ate at Chipotle and saw The King's Speech.
Before that, I worked in a gadget manufacturer's American satellite office. During my tenure, my boss never employed more than three people at once and understandably did not bother with office holiday parties.
Before that, more long-term unemployment.
And before that, office holiday parties for my job in college always conflicted with class. One year, I created foamcore decorations for the party, which I was told were a hit.
Livestrong bracelet, heh.
So yeah. Someday my office holiday party will come.