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The holidays mean a number of different things to a number of different people. It's a time for togetherness, good will, and even balls to the wall ragers. Everybody has attended a holiday-themed party at some point in his or her life, and as such, everyone knows that the whole scenario is completely ripe for parody when things get out of hand. The upcoming comedy Office Christmas Party totally seems to recognize that idea, and the trailer is undeniably hilarious as a result. Check it out below to see the madness for yourself.
The above trailer for Office Christmas Party instantly sells us on the idea that this movie relies on a very simple premise: against the wishes of their boss (Jennifer Aniston), a group of employees throw a massive Christmas celebration in their place of business. The affair starts off simple enough in the planning stages -- complete with cheese plates and other assorted goodies -- but quickly spirals out of control as the booze, drugs, and EDM music start flowing more vigorously. What follows is a holiday-themed comedy chock full of hilarious one-liners, cringe-worthy awkwardness, and a healthy dose of slapstick comedy thrown in for good measure.
It's abundantly clear that Office Christmas Party is not trying to reinvent the wheel with its plot. Plenty of raunchy party moves have come out in recent years to immense levels of fanfare, and even last year's The Night Before proved that the formula works well when placed against a holiday setting. That being said, Office Christmas Party shines because of the sheer level of comedic talent sprinkled throughout the run of the film. From comedic power players like Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, to relative up-and-comers like T.J. Miller and Kate McKinnon, the movie has assembled an insane array of talent that will undoubtedly keep us laughing from start to finish.
There's a similar pedigree of talent behind the camera as well. Office Christmas Party has enlisted the directing talents of Josh Gordon (known for his work on the woefully underrated Blades of Glory) and the screenwriting talents of Timothy Dowling -- a man who cut his teeth on the cult classic David Wain comedy Role Models. We're sure that the performers in this film could likely carry it all by themselves, but having this sort of talent behind the scenes seriously helps.
If you consider yourself a fan of the raunchy comedy genre in any capacity, then we have a distinct feeling that you're not going to want to miss Office Christmas Party when it hits theaters. We will keep you updated with any relevant details pertaining to the project as they become available to us; Office Christmas Party will hit theaters in time for the holiday season on December 9.