The 12 Gifs of (Office) Christmas

Posted December 8, 2016, by Vivien Luu

We’ve rewritten the lyrics to ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ to capture the magical reality of spending the silly season in the office. Because let’s be honest – nothing would be weirder than getting ‘eight maids a milking’ for Christmas!


On the 1st day of Christmas

my colleague gave to me
a cold right before I take leave 


On the 2nd day of Christmas

my colleague gave to me
2 ranty emails where the client was accidentally CC-ed 


On the 3rd day of Christmas

my colleague gave to me
air conditioning that made our office hit minus 4 degrees


On the 4th day of Christmas

my colleague gave to me
4 blackout rages because their chewing was killing me 

On the 5th day of Christmas

my colleague gave to me
5 minutes for an impromptu desk dance party!


On the 6th day of Christmas

my colleague gave to me
6 examples of how our team could have ‘synergy’ 


On the 7th day of Christmas

my colleague gave to me
7 messages with an awkward emoji 


On the 8th day of Christmas

my colleague gave to me
8 not-so-subtle hints that I was dressed inappropriately 


On the 9th day of Christmas

my colleague gave to me
leftover conference sandwiches and a tonne of free cheese 


On the 10th day of Christmas

my colleague gave to me
10 hours of meetings that could have been an email easily 


On the 11th day of Christmas

my colleague gave to me
a sinkful of unwashed cutlery 


On the 12th day of Christmas

my colleague gave to me
some lunches that were taken ‘accidentally’ 

Happy holidays from the Career FAQs team!

Vivien Luu
Vivien Luu

Viv is a writer who enjoys researching and writing about creativity, how the human mind works, and neuro processes. She values creativity above all else and admires people who pursue their career dreams, no matter the sacrifice. In her spare time, she binges on HBO shows and epic fantasy novels.

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