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Does your organisation host a Christmas / Holiday party for you?   [Edit]

Survey period: 14 Dec 2009 to 21 Dec 2009

Christmas, New Year, Hanukkah, or even Finish Independance Day - does your work provide, and pay for, a party, dinner or event to celebrate?

OptionVotes% 
Yes, and it's a big and/or messy one10610.34
Yes, we have an organised party or dinner41140.10
Yes, but it's casual or a little unorganised13613.27
Sometimes. It depends on motivation and the bank balance858.29
Rarely212.05
No, we don't do anything18117.66
I'm not part of an organisation626.05
I don't know. I guess I'll soon find out.232.24



 
GeneralChristmas?? Pin
Barretto VN19-Dec-09 21:36
Barretto VN19-Dec-09 21:36 
Generalchristmas party Pin
rww6717-Dec-09 15:57
rww6717-Dec-09 15:57 
GeneralNot sure Pin
Gandalf_TheWhite15-Dec-09 22:48
professionalGandalf_TheWhite15-Dec-09 22:48 
GeneralWe're lucky I guess Pin
Liam O'Hagan15-Dec-09 18:46
Liam O'Hagan15-Dec-09 18:46 
GeneralDepartmental Party only [modified] Pin
LingonberryTart15-Dec-09 9:18
LingonberryTart15-Dec-09 9:18 
GeneralGreat food, awesome gifts, and no work between Xmas and New Year's Pin
NicholasSimmons15-Dec-09 7:20
NicholasSimmons15-Dec-09 7:20 
GeneralActually rather boring but the food's good. Pin
RedSonja14-Dec-09 22:31
RedSonja14-Dec-09 22:31 
GeneralWhile I said 'No' Pin
Stuart Dootson14-Dec-09 17:12
professionalStuart Dootson14-Dec-09 17:12 
GeneralUp until a year ago it was a "Christmas Party" Pin
Don Driskell14-Dec-09 10:15
Don Driskell14-Dec-09 10:15 
GeneralRe: Up until a year ago it was a "Christmas Party" Pin
tchris14-Dec-09 12:05
tchris14-Dec-09 12:05 
GeneralRe: Up until a year ago it was a "Christmas Party" Pin
Geoff Field14-Dec-09 17:07
Geoff Field14-Dec-09 17:07 
GeneralRe: Up until a year ago it was a "Christmas Party" Pin
tchris15-Dec-09 6:51
tchris15-Dec-09 6:51 
GeneralRe: Up until a year ago it was a "Christmas Party" Pin
W Balboos, GHB15-Dec-09 9:25
W Balboos, GHB15-Dec-09 9:25 
Really, it's no one's birthday: just created to fit the calendar, for there is no particular record - or, for simplicities sake, ask a member of the Greek Orthodox faith the calendar date of your festival.

And that's what the December celebration was: the festival of Janus, the two-faced god of coming-and-going (amongst other things). Hence, the new year is this time of year.

The gifts, yule-logs, tree decorations? They're all from what you'd call pagan customs and rituals. The christian church adopted a tremendous amount of this stuff, decorated it to suit there needs, and went on celebrating them. It was a good way to get converts.

Other examples (sorry to burst more of your bubbles): easter bunnies and eggs? All are from the fertility festivities that were part of the coming of spring.

Before you reply, however, consider the following: you faith should secured by its philosophical teachings and values, and not the decorative trappings. If the above notes really do anything to harm the worthwhile aspects of your beliefs, then you should have a long and hard think. There are, indeed, christian sects who disavow all of the seasonal trappings in the practice of their faith: does that make them less christian?

Try Malachi 1:11 - and I suggest you try several translations, for some tend to distort this message, from a recognized prophet, which is that all believers, in all faiths, are acceptable.

'For, from the rising of the sun to its going in, Great [is] My name among nations, And in every place incense is brought nigh to My name, and a pure offering, For great [is] My name among nations'

"As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error." - Weisert


GeneralRe: Up until a year ago it was a "Christmas Party" Pin
tchris15-Dec-09 10:07
tchris15-Dec-09 10:07 
GeneralRe: Up until a year ago it was a "Christmas Party" Pin
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.15-Dec-09 11:57
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.15-Dec-09 11:57 
GeneralSense and Sensibilities Pin
W Balboos, GHB16-Dec-09 2:35
W Balboos, GHB16-Dec-09 2:35 
GeneralRe: Up until a year ago it was a "Christmas Party" Pin
gogbatch15-Dec-09 1:07
gogbatch15-Dec-09 1:07 
GeneralRe: Up until a year ago it was a "Christmas Party" Pin
Tomas Brennan17-Dec-09 10:32
Tomas Brennan17-Dec-09 10:32 
GeneralThis year it's Avatar on IMAX and Food/Games at Dave and Busters Afterward! Pin
rhoward14-Dec-09 9:55
professionalrhoward14-Dec-09 9:55 
General"Casual or a little unorganized" Pin
Sterling Camden / independent consultant14-Dec-09 6:30
Sterling Camden / independent consultant14-Dec-09 6:30 
GeneralWeek off after Christmas Pin
Mark Denson14-Dec-09 5:08
Mark Denson14-Dec-09 5:08 
GeneralRe: Week off after Christmas Pin
LingonberryTart15-Dec-09 9:30
LingonberryTart15-Dec-09 9:30 
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Vasudevan Deepak Kumar16-Dec-09 23:47
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar16-Dec-09 23:47 
GeneralRe: Week off after Christmas Pin
Gandalf_TheWhite16-Dec-09 3:44
professionalGandalf_TheWhite16-Dec-09 3:44 
GeneralHad it just last week. Pin
Chris Meech14-Dec-09 3:37
Chris Meech14-Dec-09 3:37 

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