Years ago our department re-framed the Christmas Party into a "Festivus" party. Now that we have merged with the HR department, we attend a "Winter Celebration'' party.
I was excited about the Winter Celebration, because the invitation encouraged us to wear winter-themed costumes.
I planned on donning my tiara, my rhinestones, a white boa, and a blond wig. Then I intended to powder my face as white as I could with flour or cornstarch or something. So, I was all set up to attend the party in costume as the Snow Queen from Narnia. I confess that all I remember about the Snow Queen is that she is evil and offers children Turkish Delight, but if one has a tiara, what is one to do? One must be a queen.
That was my plan, then I checked the invite and it just says "wear your best winter attire" which is NOT the same as "come tarted up like the Snow Queen." Additionally, I saw a Zoom image of all the attendees from last year and every person is wearing a holiday sweater as their holiday costume, with the exception of one party-pooper: me. I didn't even change my Zoom background.
So, I guess I'm conforming this year. I don't think I even have a holiday sweater. Maybe I can be the Snow Queen just to amuse myself.