In Finland, having a company Christmas party often means that it is your last day on this planet and you have to party like you would never again have a chance to do so.
Some people drink themselves under the table, some people just want to have fun, while some others go home and whine how there is absolutely no sense to go out because it’s a cold winter, there’s snowing and you will probably get punched in the nose, while queueing for taxi.
For me the Christmas party means having fun with good friends. This time our company band was entertaining people with classic rock and punk songs. I’m the drummer of the band and I just love being on the stage, seeing all the people go wild when we play. This gig was very difficult, because the only thing I could hear was the lead guitar. Comments were mostly positive, so I don’t think we were bad. We were at least good enough. And next time we will be even better.