In the 10th episode of the 2nd season of The Office, the workers at Dunder-Mifflin hold an office holiday party. A tradition that has replicated itself the country over in increasingly bland stripped of any religious implications. Ah……yes…….the office holiday party! What grander tradition could there be?!!!
Actually, where Food City Bytes works is actually quite a nice, posh place with office in Rockefeller Center and striking views of New York including the surrounding borroughs and also New Jersey from all the windows. Particularly spectacular is the view from the conference rooms.
This year our office held a Holiday Office Pot Luck where all employees are invited to sign up ahead of time for a particular type of dish (pasta, bread, drinks (non-alcoholic), dessert etc.) and then prepare a dish for that category for the gathering. Here’s a shot of this year’s dessert spread:
(ala The Office) The office staffers hold a “Secret Santa” gift exchange at their Christmas party. Jim got Pam‘s name for the first time this year, and puts a great deal of effort into getting her the perfect gift. Michael buys a video iPod as his gift, exceeding the $20 limit. He is disappointed by the handmade item he receives from Phyllis and introduces a “Yankee Swap“, where someone can choose to steal someone else’s gift or open a new one. Jim is left feeling uncertain about the fate of his special present for Pam while the staff guns for Michael’s gift. Michael disobeys company policy by buying an obscene amount of alcohol for the Christmas party.