There are only THREE days until Christmas. From office holiday bake sales to company holiday parties, the workplace is filled with festive opportunities. Although there are so many people spreading holiday cheer, we all know that one person who looks like are never having a good time. Avoid being the office Grinch by reading  our festive tips!

Engage

Ask your coworkers what they are doing for the holidays. Maybe they have a family tradition that is dear to them. Showing you care about the people you work with makes this season feel even brighter.How to Avoid Being the Office Grinch - decorate

Decorate

Decorating the office (if management allows it) is a great way to show you’re not an office Grinch. From Christmas lights to advent calendars, decorating is a great way to add holiday spirit to the office.

Encourage

Adding a few candy canes on your desk for grabs or rocking a Santa hat on Casual Friday during December are great ways to encourage a cheerful workplace. Depending on the rest of the office, you could even put on a few favorite holiday tunes during lunch hour.

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Food

Whether it’s an office potluck or the company foots the bill for a catered holiday party, nothing is merrier than food. Take it up a notch by asking people to wear their favorite ugly Christmas sweater!

Charity

The holidays are all about giving back. Avoid getting lost in the commercialism by getting the office involved with a charity. From volunteering at a soup kitchen as a team to hosting a toy drive for less fortunate children, there are several ways your company can give back this holiday season.

Remember, it’s the little things that count! Hopefully these tips will keep you from being the office Grinch. Happy holidays from the LC!