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My office is having its annual Christmas potluck party on Monday. So far people are bringing Mac & Cheese, meatballs, a cake and cookies. Subs are also being provided. What should I bring?

Does your job do anything special for the holidays?
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[User Picture]From: xtoolchickx
2012-12-21 03:31 am (UTC)

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I just got some chocolate/homemade cookies. I work at a middle school, and some of the kids performed in a talent show at the end of the school day.
[User Picture]From: phenomenal
2012-12-21 03:41 am (UTC)

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Maybe some sort of veggie.

We had a holiday party at someone's house. There was a white elephant gift exchange, potluck, alcohol, and Christmas carols.
[User Picture]From: dreamabella
2012-12-21 09:21 pm (UTC)

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What is a white elephant gift exchange?
[User Picture]From: phenomenal
2012-12-21 09:28 pm (UTC)

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everyone brings a gift, wraps it up, and people take turns taking a random gift and unwrapping it. When it's your time to unwrap a gift you can either steal something someone else already got or unwrap a new gift
[User Picture]From: tralfamadore
2012-12-21 03:42 am (UTC)

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Some kind of dip, maybe? Or a cold pasta salad.

One of my bosses bought us all gelato for the end of the semester. The other one had a potluck in her department on Tuesday, but I just started working there this week and wasn't invited.
[User Picture]From: ducklings
2012-12-21 03:48 am (UTC)

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chips, pretzels, maybe a veggie tray and dips
[User Picture]From: ducklings
2012-12-21 03:51 am (UTC)

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oh and we had our little Christmas lunch today. We had ham, Boston baked beans, and scalloped potatoes. I brought some chocolates, granola bars, and hot chocolate packets. They also have lots of pretty Christmas-y decorations up and a gorgeous tree
[User Picture]From: judaskiss
2012-12-21 04:07 am (UTC)

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Hot wings.

No. We're generally allowed time off, but I will be working.
[User Picture]From: striga
2012-12-21 04:10 am (UTC)

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Spiced cider.

We do absolutely nothing for the holidays at either of my jobs. Not even a Christmas bonus.
[User Picture]From: looloosmells
2012-12-21 04:46 am (UTC)

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chips and dip
[User Picture]From: gabardinedreams
2012-12-21 05:07 am (UTC)

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bread & spinach dip mmm

I am unemployed but my last job had company christmas parties.. and union christmas parties.. and departmental christmas parties (large oil company, so they have a big family christmas party and then the smaller areas/departments/shifts run their own parties)
[User Picture]From: ohohmeaghan
2012-12-21 05:34 am (UTC)

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http://www.memoriesoncloverlane.com/2010/11/recipe-that-will-make-your-life-easier.html
this dip is seriously delicious. it is my go-to for party snacks.

and my bar has a pretty awesome christmas party and we get a logo glass.

Edited at 2012-12-21 05:36 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: marievignette
2012-12-21 06:36 am (UTC)

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veggie pizza! maybe let people customize their own... like have the crust and ranchcheesesaucestuff cut and ready and cut up form veggies people can put on top? or alternately, a fruit pizza, with a sugar cookie crust and customizable fruits?

we don't do a party, but we are having a secret santa and an ugly christmas sweater contest.
instead we're having a "thank god it's over" after christmas party at a mexican restaurant. =3
[User Picture]From: hereisfar
2012-12-21 08:58 am (UTC)

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I always bring this to potlucks/any type of party and it goes over well: cheese/fruit kabobs.

I cut up skewers so they are half their size and put chunks of softer cheeses (chipotle gouda, jarlsberg, etc) and between each chunk of cheese put grapes, strawberries, pineapple and apples. I make most of the skewers with cheese then I make about 1/4 of them with fruit and marshmallows, then drizzle them with melted down white and milk chocolate. Seriously, goes over awesomely. I've never taken home a plate with any leftovers and I usually make a fuckton.

My work had a holiday/end of the world party last night since we're open past midnight. They had catered food but it was mediocre and they gave away $1000 and a couple bottles of alcohol to customers through a raffle. Overall, it was a good time.

Edited at 2012-12-21 09:04 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: jaelle_n_gilla
2012-12-21 10:55 am (UTC)

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How about a nice salad? With those choices I'd like to have something fresh and green on the side.
[User Picture]From: piglet_68
2012-12-21 02:53 pm (UTC)

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Veggie tray with dip or a pasta salad.
[User Picture]From: koalatycontrol
2012-12-21 04:38 pm (UTC)

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Chips & cheese dip!

We normally have a party, but instead we're just cutting out 3 hours early today and going to a fancy lunch together.
[User Picture]From: noodledays
2012-12-21 07:05 pm (UTC)

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where is/was lunch?
[User Picture]From: koalatycontrol
2012-12-21 07:07 pm (UTC)

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Copeland's. Nothing craaazy fancy, but definitely the bomb.
[User Picture]From: dreamabella
2012-12-21 09:28 pm (UTC)

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The company I work for did a company dinner one night after work, but only 9 people showed up because it was super late (dinner at 9pm? not to crazy about that). Everyone had to pay for themselves, too. It wasn't really a "company" Christmas party, just a bunch of coworkers getting together. I

I went to my dad's company's Christmas lunch. That was about it as far as company partys go.

All of my get-togethers with friends have been pushed back to January. Sometimes it sucks being grown-ups.