Ho-Ho-Ho, and yes she was. When a friend invites you to go with them to their companies upscale, talk-of-the-town, Ugly Christmas Sweater party, you don’t show up in JUST the ugly sweater alone and 5 inch heels for two reasons.
One, it’s a CORPORATE affair, not some kickback will your college buddies where if you get incredibly drunk and share flashes of your holiday tinsel to everyone, no one will care.
And two, it’s in poor taste to OUTSHINE the person who invited you to the cool Christmas party you knew nothing about. She just saved your ass from a night at home, alone, drinking apple cider and watching re-runs of The Grinch on ABC and you’re going to show up as the girl on Santa’s naughty list?
This is a personal story shared with me by one of my very close friends, Lily, a real-life, vomit in my mouth, experience that she had with her girlfriend. Lily works for a very high-end fashion company, and they throw an ugly Christmas sweater party every year. This year she chose to invite her new friend, Jenna, that she recently met at a local Starbucks. Jenna seemed fun, yet still conservative and proper, with a pleasant attitude as they gossiped about being single and what it would like to meet the “right one.” She assumed it would be perfect for her to come to the party and possibly meet someone. Not ever experiencing the “nightlife” with Jenna, Lily just assumed she would keep that proper demeanor she experienced when they met at Starbucks. Boy, was that the wrong assumption.
Jenna showed up to the Christmas party, barely recognizable, and half naked. Lily was planning on introducing her new “proper” Ms. Claus to her coworkers, but now found herself stuck as to if she wanted to even be associated with this little wild snow bunny. Being the good-hearted woman that she is, she welcomed Jenna with open arms, and introduced her to friends anyway. Jenna was VERY friendly, maybe too friendly. Matter of fact, Lily ended up finding this snow bunny and a snowman in the coat closet. Needless to say, Jenna ended up giving a whole new meaning to “ho-ho-ho.”