As you recover from the long Thanksgiving weekend, you might be relieved to know that a new survey by Challenger, Gray & Christmas has found that companies who ditched holiday parties during the recession are ready to bring them back.

The survey of 100 human resource professionals found that 68 percent are planning parties this year, a 6 percent increase from last year. But this finding comes with a warning – go easy on the eggnog.

“For workers whose companies are holding parties this year, it is important to remember that there is a fine line between having fun and having too much fun,” Challenger advises in a press release.

“The economic recovery is still very fragile, so it is not the time to draw attention to oneself with embarrassing conduct at the holiday party.”

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