Why an office Christmas party for one isn't so bad

It's that time of year again. While your non-freelance colleagues are cracking open the champagne and closing the studio early for an epic Christmas party, you're stuck at home watching the fun unfold on Twitter.

The festive period can be a lonely old time for freelancers. Secret Santa isn't the same when it's just you, and even Bob Dylan's Christmas album gets tedious – fast – when you're on your lonesome.

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Julia Sagar
Editor-in-chief retail

Julia is editor-in-chief, retail at Future Ltd, where she works in e-commerce across a number of consumer lifestyle brands. A former editor of design website Creative Bloq, she’s also worked on a variety of print titles, and was part of the team that launched consumer tech website TechRadar. She's been writing about art, design and technology for over 15 years.