Now that December is in full swing, all of us are gearing up for our annual office Christmas party. Usually, this is a time for celebration and a great time to get to know some of your co-workers on a more personal level. However, some of us have been known to embarrass ourselves in these social gatherings.

Last year was my first ever Christmas party with my co-workers. It was probably the most fun I've had with my co-workers and surprisingly I managed to not make an ass out of myself.

This year our party takes place at a local karaoke/bar. Which has inspired me to give you some tips on what you should refrain from doing at your own Christmas gathering this year. You'll thank me later.

Fast Company.