Most companies have a single holiday-themed party each year. It’s a little corny but it has decent food and free drinks. Normally someone will get a little too tipsy and hit on their assistant… or their boss. At one of my most memorable company holiday parties, a veteran employee got completely sloshed and cut the sales manager’s tie off with his pocket knife. Needless to say, that story will live on forever.
At many small companies, with their family-like atmosphere and close-quarters, company parties happen with much more frequency. My company currently hosts a hockey game, a baseball game, a company fish fry, a golf outing, a Christmas party and about a dozen prize and vacation giveaway promotional nights. It helps that every bar, restaurant and reception hall in the county is our customer. With all of those activities, I spend a decent amount of time with my co-workers, outside of our actual office.