12/19/2012 12:56 pm ET Updated Dec 21, 2013

The 10 Holiday Deal Breakers That Can Totally Ruin Your Party (PHOTOS)

Listen, we love a good holiday party. Seeing friends we haven't seen in ages is really one of the best gifts of the season. (And, okay, the festive food and drinks.) But there are a few things that can turn the mood from merry to awkward in no time flat. We've all been to that party where, even though the host swears their dog is behaved, we spend the evening being a springboard for an overly excited pup.

That's what we call a holiday party deal breaker.

We've polled our friends, colleagues and family to see what other similar party-ruining experiences have been witnessed this season and what we found out will...okay, let's just say you'll be nodding in agreement during the entire list, below. And if we've missed any holiday party deal breakers, share them in the comments.

Holiday Home Deal Breakers

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