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Tracey’s Angle: Holidays in the office

December 21, 2010

There is nothing like the holiday season. Hot chocolate, nights by the fireplace, and candy canes for everyone! People just seem to be in a more giving mood, and holiday music seems to follow us everywhere we go. My experience at work has been no different. As an intern for, I am proud of the holiday spirit that this team possesses.

I enjoy walking into work, and hearing Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas’ coming from the cubicle across from me. The various candy canes and chocolates in the candy dishes all over the office, and the hot chocolate in the kitchen makes the office feel a bit more like home. Although this is all true, obviously, this environment is still very much work oriented.

Seeing as I am currently on winter vacation, I’m starting to really take note of the differences between the celebrations of the holiday season at school and in the office. At school, the holiday season is a signifier of the finals season, and students are stressed out. In my personal experiences,the departments on my campus have all done a great job decorating the campus,and hosting events that ease our nerves, and thrust us into the holiday spirit.  The dorms on campus are typically decorated, and residence advisors always have their doors open offering help and holiday treats. This is similar to the office kitchen; there are always freshly baked cookies, cakes, and pies waiting for my co-workers and I on the kitchen counter.

During the holiday season, my work days seem more joyous, and the days pass by quickly. Enough talk about the holidays, I’ve got to get back to work. Happy Holidays everyone!

Share your office holiday stories and experiences with me! Send all responses to, or leave me a comment!


Tracey L.

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