Reminder: Move away from the lampshade

Tis the season for office holiday parties, and United Publications, publisher of Security Systems News, I'm happy to say, does it right. First of all, it's close by, next door in a nice seaside restaurant. It's always on a Tuesday night, so it's not taking up holiday weekend hours. It starts at 5 and lasts about two hours. And best of all: There's no dancing required, expected, or even allowed. Tis the season, as well, for office party news stories. Here's a funny NPR piece about a woman whose career was actually enhanced by jumping on stage at her office party to sing and dance to "Love Shack." And here's one from today's Globe with guidelines about an appropriate drink to order and the perfect song to request from the band.