Christmas parties are considered a tradition for most companies. It’s that time of the year where employees and their bosses celebrate the good year with good food and good drinks.
Unfortunately, not every Christmas party turns out great. Some people get fired while others resign. There are also those people who don’t seem to mind all the embarrassment they experienced during the party.
Tonight With Jimmy Fallon came up with a really nice idea to highlight people’s most epic office party fail stories. Here are some of the most memorable ones.
1. The wrong choice
This man probably thought that wearing something black and red would make him stand out in their party. Unfortunately, the wait staff had the same idea.
2. That was gross.
If you’re going to try something new, it’s a good idea to ask others first. That way, you won’t end up chewing what has already been chewed.
3. At least she had an excuse for sounding that way
Most of us aren’t aware of how horrible we sound when singing until someone points it out. It was a good thing that this woman had an excuse for sounding horrible.
4. Totally relatable
Sometimes, swapping gifts can be traumatic. Imagine all those days of anticipation ending up with a gift you can’t even use.
5. Just rude
Some people are just plain rude. Those girls could have just asked for snacks. Well, at least she was comfortable in that meeting.
6. Getting charged for the party
The boss was quite nice because he didn’t want his employees to get drunk at the party. The only thing I can’t understand is the fee. Why throw a party and ask for payment?
7. It’s all about confidence.
When you arrive at a party and realize that everyone’s dressed differently, don’t make a fuss. Act cool and let people wonder how you do it.
8. Everyone but him
If you don’t want to end up like this man, remember to verify the venue a couple of days before the actual party. Don’t wait for people to update you, particularly if you know that not everyone’s your friend at the office.
9. Flirting with the wrong woman
It’s totally fine to flirt at parties as long as you know who you are flirting with. Unfortunately, this man picked the wrong woman. I wonder if he received a bonus that year.
10. A valuable lesson
Never do a trust fall even if you’re the boss. Having employees partying with you doesn’t mean that there’ll be employees who’ll catch you.
11. What was he thinking?
It looked like the boss had a different party in mind or he’s too drunk. There’s no need to demonstrate twerking in a company party.
It was fresh paint. They could have noticed the smell of wet paint. They’re probably too “busy” to notice anything, particularly in the bathroom.
13. Alcohol makes you braver.
When you’re drunk, you feel like you can do almost anything. This woman went from dancing on the bar to jumping off of it. Quite brave, right? Too bad her knee wasn’t able to handle it.
14. It was a hard move.
This is one of those injuries that’s hard to explain to the ER staff. I’m sure they had a good laugh after hearing the whole story.
15. Clever or not?
This guy’s quite clever. Apart from saving a few bucks, he’s also keeping people from getting food poisoning. He’s already tried the cereal. What else can go wrong?
16. Don’t drink and spy
If this man ever needs to find another job, I hope he doesn’t consider becoming a spy. He clearly won’t be effective in that line of work.
17. Always be patient.
No matter how excited you are about filling your glass, don’t rush the person in front of you. Moreover, don’t make any nasty comment, particularly if you’re the new person at work and you don’t know what the CEO looks like.
I’m not really sure if he’s still lucky after what happened. If he was asked to pay for the damages, then I’d say he’s not that fortunate.
19. A good advice
It’s a good idea to grab that coffee pot before the party and hide it somewhere people can’t easily see. As they say, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
20. Not a good ending
That was certainly not the best way to end an office Christmas party. Despite that, it’s still a memorable one, particularly for her.
21. It was inevitable.
This is proof that certain things in life can’t be avoided. With or without alcohol, she was destined to fall into that punch bowl.
22. Small world
There’s no need for the boss to make a lengthy introduction. They probably remember her well from last year.
Well, there goes his bonuses and paycheck. I hope he got to enjoy the wine or tasted it at least.
24. The nice one
I couldn’t get over the fact that they called her the nice lesbian. If she’s the nice one, then there’s probably a mean lesbian in their office.
25. When the boss begged
If I were this girl, I’d give it a try to see what happens next. Of course, I’ll make sure to tell my boss everything about it the next morning.
26. One brave employee
If he was able to keep his job after, I’d say this one’s not a complete office party fail. He should win an award for being a brave employee.
27. Not so many patriots left
Even with alcohol, they were able to pay respect to the national anthem. I’d say that’s quite impressive.
28. Someone he knows
No matter how drunk he got that night, I’m quite sure that he’s going to remember that party for the rest of his life. He’ll probably stay away from chocolate fountains, too.
29. One lucky guy
This might look like an office party fail for the others. For that one guy, he must have felt like he won the lottery.
30. Sad party
This is probably one of the saddest office parties I’ve heard about. But still, it was better than nothing.
31. Not the best idea
That’s just bad. I wonder how many people came back and made the holiday party a revenge party.
If it was a fun night, he deserved to be reminded of what happened at the party. That way, he could justify if getting fired was worth it or not.
33. A can of creamed corn
It wasn’t the best gift but at least it’s usable. It’s still better than that portable charger that doesn’t fit the receiver’s phone.
34. What a sad piñata
Piñatas are exciting because of the candies inside. I’m not sure if I would feel the same way if I saw toothbrushes right after breaking one.
35. Thw $20 gift
The idea wasn’t horrible. After all, the boss gave $20 on their behalf. They should have given a different gift if they didn’t want all five names in one gift.
36. The spanx
While Spanx does help make you look good, it’s not the most comfortable thing to wear. It’s not even good for your self-esteem, particularly when you need someone else to pull it up for you in a public bathroom.
Never be too hasty when making any comment. You might end up breaking a marriage without even knowing it.
38. The hot daughter
If there’s one thing I’m learning from all these office party fails is that most bosses have hot daughters that can end up compromising your employment. If you ever see one at your office party, I highly suggest you don’t speak about the boss.
39. Strong grandma
Not all grandmas can dance at parties. Moreover, not all grandmas can bring a tree down.
40. Celebrating the new intern
It’s either the boss didn’t know how old the new intern was or he’s just using him as an excuse to party with the rest of his team. It wasn’t a total failure- at least for those who were old enough to drink.