Wow, would I do anything for a winter break again… Nothing beats having a month off to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s during college. I am not sure why companies don’t have a winter break policy. If one thing is for sure: the days leading up to a big holiday around the office are nothing short of ‘syllabus day’ in the classroom. I am somewhat guilty of it as well; everyone is passing out cards, desks are full of candy and lights, and Christmas sweaters strike up interesting conversations during the day. I would say my favorite day is the routine ‘Holiday Food Day!’ Nothing beats coming into everyone’s homemade goodies, and the guy’s chips and salsa, bottled pop, and fruit trays they picked up at the local Price Chopper on the way into the office. If I had to put together a list of my top 5 Christmas snacks, this would be my ‘Food Syllabi:’
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Meatballs / Lil’ Smokies
White Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Regardless, I think it is awesome that coworkers celebrate the holiday season together. After all, we spend 40 hours of our week together, hopefully in the mix you can at least find a couple of people you want to tell Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! It will be sad when Christmas Carols no longer fill our empty cube spaces, décor is removed and packed until next year, people don’t come in spelling like peppermints and gingerbread; and we all get back to work like it is finals week…. every week. Enjoy your holiday and make an effort to celebrate with those you work with – it will boost your team moral for sure!