5 Last minute ideas to celebrate christmas at work

No one likes working on a holiday, but you can exceed expectations by doing a few simple things. All it takes is a little planning and some Christmas cheer.

Provide a catered Christmas lunch for your employees

Providing a catered lunch is a great way to let your employees know that you appreciate them for coming in to work on a holiday. It frees them from having to bring or buy their own lunch and gives the office an opportunity to come together over a meal.

Organize a potluck and provide the main course

For employees who like to be more involved, you can organize a potluck. It gives them more ownership over the event and cultivates a close-knit office culture. In addition, it allows them to share a little bit of their individual Christmas traditions with their coworkers. You can go the extra mile and provide the more expensive and time intensive main course.

Decorate the office

You can lift people spirits and create a cheery environment by putting up fun Christmas decorations around the office. You can boost the effect if you can make it a surprise.

Give your employees a gift

Give your employees something special to thank them for coming in to work on Christmas day. It should include things like snacks, gift cards, a handwritten card, and items they can share with their family.

Close early

Letting them out an hour or two early is a great way to brighten their spirits. They will appreciate being able to spend more time with their family and friends. Giving them a few days advance notice will make them happier about coming in, and will make them more productive throughout the day.