Office Christmas Party is a 2016 American Christmas comedy film. It stars an ensemble cast, including Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T. J. Miller, Jillian Bell, Vanessa Bayer, Courtney B. Vance, Rob Corddry, Kate McKinnon, and Jennifer Aniston, and was released on December 9, 2016, by Paramount Pictures.


In December 2016, Josh Parker (Jason Bateman), Chief Technical Officer of Zenotek's Chicago branch, meets with his lawyer, Ezra (Matt Walsh), to finalize his divorce in time for the holidays. Zenotek meanwhile has failed to meet its quarterly quota, and interim CEO Carol Vanstone (Jennifer Aniston) threatens to lay off 40 percent of the staff, cut bonuses, and cancel the annual Christmas party. Her brother, branch manager Clay (T. J. Miller), is desperate to keep his staff. Carol harbors resentment toward Clay, whom she believed was her father's favorite, and threatens to shut down the branch. Josh and Clay, along with Josh's head of tech, Tracey Hughes (Olivia Munn), propose partnering with financial giant Walter Davis (Courtney B. Vance), whom they are having lunch with later that day, and Carol gives them the chance to win his business. Walter is pleased with the pitch, but concerned with another recent branch closure at Zenotek, and feels the company is more about the budget than their people. Clay invites him to their Christmas party in hopes of showing him that their company is in good standing. Before leaving town, Carol offers Josh a position at her New York headquarters, confident her brother will fail.

Clay funds an exorbitant Christmas party, much to the chagrin of Mary (Kate McKinnon), the head of Human Resources. Joel (Sam Richardson) takes DJ duty, but the party struggles to pick up even with Tracey inviting Chicago Bulls player Jimmy Butler as a friend. Though initially reluctant, Walter is inadvertently doused with cocaine when it is accidentally fed into a snow machine and succumbs to his free-spirited nature. Throughout the party, various employees cut loose: Nate (Karan Soni) tries to impress two of his staff, Tim and Drew (Andrew Leeds and Oliver Cooper), by hiring an escort named Savannah (Abbey Lee) to pretend to be his girlfriend, though Nate is found out when she gives a handjob to a fellow employee; Clay's assistant and single-mom Allison (Vanessa Bayer) attempts to hook up with new hire Fred (Randall Park) but stops when he reveals he has a mother-child fetish; and customer service supervisor Jeremy (Rob Corddry) cuts loose on the dance floor with Mary, whom he previously despised. Josh and Tracey get stuck on the roof and nearly kiss before Jeremy interrupts them. Back on the dance floor, Clay wins over Walter's business, and Clay promises everyone they'll keep their jobs and receive their bonuses. The party gradually grows more and more chaotic as employees begin partaking in orgies, damaging company property, and doing drugs.

Carol's flight is cancelled due to weather, and she rushes back to the office when she hears about the party from her Uber driver (Fortune Feimster), who took people to the party. Though Carol is initially impressed with receiving Walter's business, Walter injures himself attempting to swing off a balcony after a conversation with Clay, and is later discovered to have been fired from his firm, nullifying any contract and thus no longer bringing in any new money to Zenotek. Carol decides then and there to shut down the branch. To add insult to injury, she reminds Josh about the job offer aloud to everyone, especially Clay. Even though Josh says he didn't accept it, the surrounding employees angrily ignore and shun him. Tracey reveals that she was given the same offer but explicitly rejected it where Josh kept it open. Feeling betrayed about what he heard from Carol, Clay rushes off with Savannah's emotionally unstable pimp, Trina (Jillian Bell), to party elsewhere, though Trina is more interested in robbing Clay of his wealth that he is actually keeping on his person. Josh, Tracey, Mary, and Carol race off to save Clay.

Many of the other employees learn about the termination Carol announced earlier. Believing that everyone is to lose their jobs, they throw out and destroy all the company equipment and burn everything in sight, forcing security guard Carla (Da'Vine Joy Randolph) to put down the unruly, now destructive and rebellious party. Clay ends up racing Trina's car towards an opening drawbridge, attempting to jump the gap, a feat he'd earlier mentioned to Josh. Josh drives Mary's minivan alongside him, and tries to convince Clay not to jump, but he is still angered and heartbroken from Carol offering Josh the job, as much as remembering her insults. Believing he's worthless, he still decides to jump, regardless of whether he makes it and lives or dies. After everyone, including Trina, fails to convince Clay to pull over, Josh threatens to jump the gap with him, and Clay reluctantly allows it. Not willing to die, Carol forcefully moves the steering wheel from Josh, causing the car to swerve into Clay's car, crashing both vehicles. Clay's car hits an internet hub, disconnecting the entire city.

Trina and Savannah are arrested for their crimes, while Clay is taken to the hospital. In the wake of the internet blackout, Tracey realizes how to run a new innovation she'd been working on for several years that combines internet WiFi with wired connections through the city's power grid, which had previously failed due to her inability to take the real-world interference of the existing internet signals into account. They race back to the destroyed office to set up her tech, and when it works, internet is restored to Chicago. This new innovation saves the jobs of the entire team, with Clay apologizing for how his father treated Carol. Walter, who is in the same hospital as Clay, agrees to join the team. Josh and Tracey kiss amidst the ruins of their office. Jeremy opens up to Mary, and Nate and Allison agree to go on a date. The whole group meets Carol and Clay as he's released from the hospital, and they all go out for breakfast, driving recklessly on the way.


The original score is composed & conducted by Theodore Shapiro, and supervised by Jonathan Karp.

Matt Chamberlain
Wade Culbreath
Brian Kilgore
Andrew Synowiec


TitlePerformer by
"Deck Da Club"Ying Yang Twins
"Deck the Halls"
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
"Kiss This"The Struts
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"
"Dear Mama"
"Silent Night"
"Victorious"Panic! at the Disco
"Come To My Party"Black Joe Lewis
"Make It Jingle"Big Freedia
"Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)"Alex Aiono
"Tonight Is The Night"Outasight
"Father Christmas"The Kinks
  • "Fitzfunk Vox"
  • "Khuligan"
"Put The Boogie In Your Body"The Treacherous Three
"Holiday"Naughty by Nature
"Show 'Em Who I Am"
"Holiday"Capital Cities
"Underneath the Tree"Kelly Clarkson
"Do What It Do"OG Maco featuring TWRK
  • "Let's Get Ridiculous"
  • "Juicy Wiggle"
"Party All Night (Sleep All Day)"Sean Kingston
"Across the Sky"
"Twerk"Heroes x Villains
"Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy"
"Let Me Clear My Throat"DJ Kool
"The 900 Number"The 45 King
"Off The Sandal"
"Work It Out"
"Electrify"Oliver featuring Scott Mellis
"Hum Hum"Mating Ritual
"Booty Bounce Pop"Mr. Collipark, Atom Pushers,
DJ Wavy feat. Ying Yang Twins
"BlackOut"DJ Felli Fel presents The Americanos
featuring Lil Jon, Juicy J, Tyga
"Juicy Wiggle"Redfoo
"Mutant Brain" (feat. Assassin)Sam Spiegel, Ape Drums, Assassin
"Joanna"Kool & The Gang
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi,
Rudy Sarzo, Simon Wright
"O Holy Night"Sergeant First Class (SFC)
"Jingle Bell Rock"
"Time Of Our Lives"Pitbull & Ne-Yo


Jason BatemanJosh Parker
Olivia MunnTracey Hughes
T.J. MillerClay Vanstone
Jennifer Aniston*Carol Vanstone
Nicole Lauren (uncredited)Carol Vanstone (young)
Kate McKinnonMary
Courtney B. VanceWalter Davis
Jillian BellTrina
Rob CorddryJeremy
Vanessa BayerAllison
Randall ParkFred
Sam RichardsonJoel
Karan SoniNate
Jamie ChungMeghan
Abbey LeeSavannah
Da'Vine Joy RandolphCarla
Andrew LeedsTim
Oliver CooperDrew
Chloe WepperKelsey
Matt WalshEzra
Ben FalconeDoctor
Adrian MartinezLarry
Fortune FeimsterLonny
Erick ChavarriaAlan
Jimmy Butler
Nick PeineRodney
Michael TourekAlexei
Vince PisaniAirline Concierge
Sonny ValicentiDean
Lynne AsheRita
Nick MadrickBartender - Ice Luge
Brian Ashton SmithBartender
Walt JonesDean's Son
Summer FontanaYoung Girl
Daniel JacksonJesus
Ricky MuseElevator Operator
David KallawayHuge Doorman
Robin RobinsonNews Reporter
Richard CotovskySalvation Army Collector
Jessica MieselShannon
Jackie Renee RobinsonWendy
Bolton MarshYoung Roger
Todd ParkerRob
Jeff AlexanderDrunk Guy
Lauren Boyd • Erica PageDrunk Women
Joshua MikelDestructive Party Crasher
David Kenneth UnderwoodIgor
Deja Dee • Brooke Jaye Taylor
Turillus Grier (uncredited)
Myranda McGhee (uncredited)
Emmy Allin (uncredited)Secretary
Jeffery Arseneau (uncredited)Office Worker
Party Crasher
Anthony Belevtsov (uncredited)Russian guy
Thomas Belgrey (uncredited)Scary Russian singing guy
Romar Bennett (uncredited)
Arthur Dean (uncredited)
Jeff Dlugolecki (uncredited)
Charisse Lyon (uncredited)
BreeAnna Marie (uncredited)
Paige Nicollette (uncredited)
Candida Valentina (uncredited)
Alex Zelenka (uncredited)
Party crashers
Autumn Bowman (uncredited)Frosty bartender
John Bulla (uncredited)
George Pringle (uncredited)
Wise men
Richard Butts (uncredited)Store shopper
Elevator guest
Party goer
Tabitha Chappelle (uncredited)Core legal department
Sarah Chittaro (uncredited)Customer
Tony Comrie (uncredited)Upscale shopper
Kelly Copeland (uncredited)Lawyer
Gina Cordan (uncredited)Receptionist
Marisol Correa (uncredited)Caterer
Cowboy (uncredited)Party delivery guy
Stephanie Fisher (uncredited)Shot girl - Frosty
Emelita Gonzalez (uncredited)
Bobby Hoskins (uncredited)
David Iwanicki (uncredited)
Donald Overstreet (uncredited)
Party dates
Tony Charles (uncredited)
Darien Johnson (uncredited)
Todd Lee (uncredited)
Party goers
Perry Johnson (uncredited)Hospital Visitor
Michael Layman (uncredited)Accountant
Lizzy Leigh (uncredited)Train Passenger
White Collar
Party crasher
Destiny Lopez (uncredited)Friend at Christmas party
Erin Luboff (uncredited)Pedestrian
Party crasher
Phil Madura (uncredited)Pensacola Doorman
Logan Masters (uncredited)Mob girlfriend
Dan McDonough (uncredited)Paramedic
Candyce Moore (uncredited)Arriving Partygoer
Mandy Oakes (uncredited)Office Worker
Rafaela Ochoa (uncredited)Pedestrian
Stephen Payne (uncredited)Angry Sales Guy
Sandy Piña (uncredited)Office worker
Party crasher
Elizabeth Reiners (uncredited)Chicago Holiday Shopper
Jasmin Rodriguez (uncredited)Office Worker
White Collar
Heather Schell (uncredited)Elf 'Triffany'
Darren Sheehan (uncredited)Office Worker
Niki Sterner (uncredited)Dean's wife
Doug Stroup (uncredited)Front desk clerk
Bret Thompson (uncredited)Middle manager
Rebecca Thompson (uncredited)First class passenger
Brandy Trafman (uncredited)Office Worker
Giota Trakas (uncredited)Office Worker
Darja Väärsi (uncredited)Flamboyant Party Crasher
Evan Wickert (uncredited)Christmas Caroler
Obscene gesture boy
Roger Wiggins (uncredited)Security guard
Trevor Wolf (uncredited)Russian bartender
Hans Dieter Wolff (uncredited)Uber driver

* - Winner of the 2017 EDA Special Mention Award for Best Actress, Most in Need of a New Agent, for Mother's Day

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