Maybe it's a little late for 2012 but this article, published in inc.com, has some great advice for the small business owner. Even big business could take away a few lessons. My favourite:
"4. Forget about an overboard office party." I've been at enough of these to know. When I was young, it was fun, but as I got older and wiser, they became a duty and a chore. Someone always drinks too much, says or does something inappropriate. Careers are ruined. Hearts get broken. Too many awkward moments. Best to do the holiday celebrating in a safe environment with your family and friends.