How to survive those interminable end-of-year parties

FAR be it from me to start the New Year out on a gloomy note. So, here goes.

Don’t Christmas 'drinks' and New Year’s Eve Parties just give you the, I don’t know ... somethings?

I can’t stand them.

I can’t stand the standing around, balancing a drink in one hand, a crab and something on a cracker in the other hand and a napkin in the third, whilst simultaneously trying to remember the name of the person you are talking to, even though you’ve known them a bit for 10 years, and they introduced themselves to you four