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17 Stages Of A Christmas Work Party

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. There are many stages to a Christmas work party, and a few of them might make you consider taking part in Cancer Research UK's Dryathlon. We've all been there.

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1. The e-invite arrives. It's got tinsel GIFs and bits of snow on it. / Via

This year, you've decided you're not going to embarrass yourself. This year is going to be your year. Maybe you're new here, and maybe it's your first Christmas party at this place. You can totally make a good impression. No one needs to know about last year. No one.

3. Excited people are being prematurely excited, but it’s cool. You pose for excited photos, looking excited. / Via

These people exist outside of the office! It's a bit like seeing your English teacher in the street, but it's fine!