3. Making it too big a deal. Sometimes groups determine they want to make their Christmas party an event for the socially elite. People are expected to dress up, the meal demands every household bring massive amounts of their most alluring recipe, and everyone is to pick up a very special gift. The Christmas season is a very busy time of year. If group members have to rush home from work, cook a special dish or two, pick up a gift, and dress up, they’ll be too exhausted (or bitter) to enjoy the evening. If you’re going to create a Hollywood style experience either do the party on a Saturday or minimize the expectations.
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