We are now in the midst of the holiday season and with it .... the partys. In ancient times, Christmas was conveniently rescheduled to coincide with the year end pagan bacchanalia. Wikipedia has this to say on how Christmas came to be celebrated on Yuletide
The music video for Beirut's "Elephant Gun" depicts a drunken orgy; so decadent, it becomes in our imagination, one of those fantastical Hollywood parties. On the reverse side, my New Years Eve celebration over the last several years has been one of polite conversation, good wine and a delicious dinner with friends .... which sensible decorum dictates at my age!
I was trying to avoid skin this time; but I couldn't resist.