Christmas! It’s a time of sharing and caring, and since Jackpotjoy is a sharing, caring, rewarding kind of company, we thought we’d share with you how we chose to celebrate in the lead up to Christmas in our Malta, Stockholm and Skövde offices.
We’re maybe cheating a little by separating Sweden into Stockholm and Skövde, since the Stockholm staff headed down to Skövde to celebrate, as well as to check out their brand-spanking new-offices. In any case, they put their party hats on bright and early on December 1st, with lunch at an old mansion ten minutes outside of Skövde.
It wasn’t all fun and games though, after lunch there was a conference with updates from Finance, Marketing, and Development, as well as a HR workshop that featured the company watchwords: Sharing, Caring, and Rewarding.
In Sweden they don’t do things by halves, so after the conference there was ample time to hit the saunas and hot tubs, before making themselves pretty for dinner. Dinner itself was a traditional Swedish affair, with glögg and mingling to start, followed by a Julbord!
For those unfamiliar with the concept, a Julboard is an open Christmas buffet, with hot and cold foods. The cold selection consisted of pickled herring, salmon, and Julskinka (Christmas ham), while the hot selection was made up of meatballs (naturally), Jansson’s potatoes (a traditional Christmas casserole), and mini-sausages.
To warm the belly and accompany the cold foods there was Snaps, which I am reliably informed is usually hard liquor of some sort. All of this led to singing and general merriment, followed by dancing, music, beer pong, and midnight hot tubbing.
Jackpotjoy Malta held its Christmas party on Friday 8th, which also happened to be a public holiday. They met at The Chophouse, a restaurant in Sliema, with spectacular views of Valletta and the deep blue waters of the bay, scintillating in the slightly-too-warm-for-December sunlight.
Dinner was a sit-down affair. There was a choice of tortellacci or soup for starters, and either steak, bream, or stuffed marrows for the main course, followed by apple crumble for dessert. And of course, lots and lots of wine!
After dinner there was live music, and dancing, and more wine. The merriment was underscored by a brief speech from our new CEO, David Flynn, who picked five winners out of a hat to receive prizes including restaurant vouchers and a hotel break for two.
Written by Kris Green - Content Writer