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What would cause one in five of us to quit our jobs over, our holiday favorites for movies and TV and why a Darth Vader is in jail. 

Just a reminder that in this economy, getting drunk and acting like a moron at the company Christmas party is not worth messing up your entire professional career.

In a new survey from Zoosk, one in five of us say that we could actually see ourselves quitting our jobs over doing something incredibly stupid at the company Christmas party. So, what qualifies as “incredibly stupid”?

Nineteen percent said they would quit if they drank too much and threw up, ten percent said they would quit if they embarrassed themselves singing at the party. I think that goes hand in hand with the aforementioned drinking too much. Finally, four percent said if they did a really embarrassing dance at the party, they would clean out their desks. The survey also found that one third of respondents said that they have kissed someone at the company Christmas party.

Harris Interactive just released the results of their survey regarding our Christmas TV watching habits. A Christmas Story was our number one favorite Christmas movie of all time and it narrowly beat out It’s a Wonderful Life for the top spot. By the way, NBC is airing It’s a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve. TBS will have the hook up if you’re looking to watch A Christmas Story. Check your local listings for channel numbers and show times.

Our favorite TV Christmas special was How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Another one we like to watch is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. My favorite wasn’t on the list which is A Charlie Brown Christmas. Linus reading from the Book of Luke gets me every time.

The Christmas song we all love to hear is White Christmas, followed by Silent Night and O Holy Night. Personally, I’m a big fan of Hark the Herald Angels Sing. And the number one song we all wish would go away is…Jingle Bells? I’m calling bunk on this one because Elmo & Patsy’s Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer is WAY WORSE.

It’s really sad to see someone cross over to the dark side when the force is so strong with them. It happened to Darth Vader and it happened to this guy, too. David Canterbury of Portland, Oregon was in a Toys R Us store recently when he picked up a Star Wars light saber and started swinging it wildly at other customers and attacking people who came close to him. Store personnel were notified and the real force, the police force was called in to subdue him. He wouldn’t respond to verbal commands, so the cops had to use a Taser on David. He actually used the light saber to swat the wires away and avoided being shocked. Finally the cops had to tackle him and David is now under arrest and facing a multitude of charges.

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