Poinsettias surround the lobby, your online shopping adventures are eating away at your bonus and every third e-mail is about who is bringing the dessert to the practice group’s holiday luncheon — it must be firm holiday party time!

Once you have decided that a few hours of free food and drink are worth the rental price of a tux or the purchase of a new generic holiday dress, you must decide if anyone loves you enough (or wants to sleep with you enough) to join in the fun.