An office party is an opportunity for employers to thank staff for working hard all year – often in the form of free-flowing festive drinks.
The only problem being that it’s all too easy to over-indulge.
Most people will have woken up plagued by shame and regret the morning after their Christmas bash at least once.
If it’s happened to you this year, take comfort in the knowledge that almost everyone’s been there – as proven by these comical Christmas party confessions shared online.
Speaking to the Ask Women section of Reddit people around the world recalled their most cringe-worthy office party anecdotes, from the woman who smacked the bottom of a man she later learned was her new boss’ son, to the co-workers caught taking sneaky selfies in the CEO’s office.
Employees from around the world shared their most embarrassing moments at their work Christmas party with Reddit
The thread began after a user under the handle ‘liamhenry403a’ asked women to share the most embarrassing things they’ve done at a Christmas office party.
A flood of responses suggested alcohol had had a major role to play in many of the seasonal slip-ups.
Some party-goers confessed they had accidentally shown more skin than they had intended during their festive celebrations.
One recalled: ‘We were dancing on the dance floor and this girl ended up doing the worm on the floor. Except she was wearing a really short dress and exposed her bare cheeks to the entire staff in attendance.
Some employees revealed more of their body than they bargained for after alcohol got the better of them
Others confessed they had failed to keep tabs on their alcohol intake.
One person said: ‘It was my first ‘adult job’ at Citifinancial, and they rented out Medieval Times for the holiday party. We all got two free drink tickets and I decided to get the strongest drinks I could think of, Long Island Iced Teas’
‘I thought I could handle my alcohol, but those were strong. Long story short, we were all really into cheering for our knight. I was standing on a chair cheering, and promptly fell right off’.
Another said simply: ‘I drank myself into oblivion and then fell asleep in the toilets for half an hour’.
Some people were disappointed to stand out among everyone else who didn’t follow the Christmas dress code
Others convinced their friends to lie for them to their employer in an attempt to recover from any shame