Do you dread your Christmas Party?

According to new research if you dread your work Christmas do then you’re not alone! The research reveals that one in six can’t think of anything worse than the annual festive fuddle!

Your boss busting the bad “Dad dance moves”, colleagues arguing, over flirtatious banter and don’t get people started on the “Secret Santa” gifts, these traditionally alcohol-fuelled events fill so many with fear that 19% of people have lied to try and avoid them.

At Park, we love our Christmas do it’s a real highlight of the year for us and a chance to celebrate the small successes and according to the research 24% of people agree with us and think Christmas parties are a good way of socialising with colleagues!

The independent survey of over 1,000 UK adults, commissioned by indoor go-karting company TeamSport, also suggests that women are more likely to lie and avoid their Christmas party, with 20% confessing to telling a little white lie compared to 16% of men.

These experiences are echoed across the UK, as 11% of people confess to kissing someone and as many as one in ten adults in some cities admit to getting in an argument at their work Christmas party.

But the embarrassment and turmoil doesn’t stop there for many party goers, as 1 in 12 people in Edinburgh admit to waking up to embarrassing photos on social media.

From these confessions and office party grumbles, TeamSport has identified the top Christmas party personalities which appear every year. These range from the bad dancer and the lightweight, to the drunk boss, the office flirt, the checker inner and the driver.

The bad dancer

The one who thinks they can dance like Beyoncé after one too many, but actually ends up looking like David Brent.

The lightweight

The person who indulges in one too many Christmas tipples and ends up asleep in the corner an hour into the party.

The drunk boss

The one who usually lets their hair down the most, much to the amusement of the rest of the company.

The office flirt

The usually quiet colleague who truly comes out of their shell and outrageously flirts with anyone around them.

The checker inner

The person who is always connected to Facebook and checks everyone in at the party.

The driver

The one who spends the whole night drinking orange juice and regrets driving as they worry about who they will be driving home at the end of the night.

Do you recognise any of these?