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Christmas Parties

Hosting a Christmas Cocktail Party

Sarah Lowy and Jodi Cohen | Posted 02.22.2014 | HuffPost Home
Sarah Lowy and Jodi Cohen

This year, why not really celebrate what the holidays are about -- family and friends -- by throwing a party! Here are a few ideas to get the party started.

Hey Fox News, Here Are 13 Ways To Wage An Actual War On Christmas

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

Dear reader, we know you're a tightly wound bundle of misanthropic hatred. It's the season of cheer and goodwill toward mankind, but yours is a darker...

Youyoung Lee

15 Extremely Annoying Characters To Avoid At Your Next Holiday Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Youyoung Lee | Posted 11.21.2013 | Comedy

Just because every year we make the same terrible mistake, you don't have to. Behold, the worst offenders behind extremely annoying cocktail conversat...

WATCH: The Top Three Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living

If you're worried about the pound of weight the average American gains this time of year, know that there are some ways to lighten up the holiday seas...

Don't Fret It: Freak-Out-Free Holiday Entertaining

Rolfe Hanson | Posted 01.27.2013 | Taste
Rolfe Hanson

Use dinner parties with treats and wine as the backdrop to bring family and friends together.

'Tis the Season (for Political Hijacking)

Philip Galanes | Posted 02.19.2012 | Home
Philip Galanes

Why would we voluntarily model our private behavior on the provocations of Bill O'Reilly and Chris Matthews, in our own homes, with our actual loved ones?

Can Friendships Withstand Declining an Invitation at Holiday Time?

Signe Whitson | Posted 02.18.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

I'm knee-deep now and I know that if I acquiesce, I'm going to spend the next few days feeling resentful, not to mention unnecessarily subjecting my kids to the stomach flu!

How Drunk Can You Get At Your Office Christmas Party?

Grub Street New York | Posted 12.01.2011 | Home

One of the things that makes office holiday parties both wonderful and awful is how often they devolve into total drunken shitshows. Several years ago...

This Year's Grinch May Be The U.S. Economy

Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

There may be one silver lining to the economic cloud hanging over the United States this holiday season: The odds of having to put in an appearanc...

Goodbye Forever, See You Monday

Charlie Carillo | Posted 12.01.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Next to fires caused by faulty decorative lights, the greatest peril of the holiday season is all those foolish office romances triggered by booze and sappy music at Christmas parties.

Mommy Office Party And My Favorite Holiday Movies

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

The same day I recognized, with minimal regret, that I have no office parties to attend this year, I received an invite from a mom in our neighborhood playgroup for a party she was having.

Christmas Parties: Author Weingarten's Horror (AUDIO)

NPR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Gene Weingarten, Washington Post columnist and humor writer, hates Christmas parties. They're awkward and require way too much small talk. The only th...