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'Tis the season for all things festive. Maybe you've been counting down the days on your Love Actually-themed calendar, or maybe you've been dreading the holidays with the fire of 1,000
suns gingerbread scented candles, but either way, they're finally upon us. Here at R29, our favorite part of the season is the jam-packed lineup of parties. We're always down to swig some bubbly and get our dance on, and even more so when it's in the name of Father Christmas.
But, all those festive soirees can easily veer into frat party territory. One minute you're sipping your eggnog and nodding along to "All I Want For Christmas Is You," and the next minute you're beer bonging in your Santa suit. Okay, so maybe it's not that drastic, but if you want to keep it classy and not trashy, there are a few rules you'll have to follow. Moreover, if you're gracing another party with your presence, you'll want to know within minutes of stepping through the threshold whether it's worth your precious holiday time. Read on for a foolproof guide to keeping the Yuletide decidedly adult.