Aside from everything else, holidays mean parties which in turn mean dresses. If this doesn't do it for you, and you can't quite quite afford this, we suggest entering Vogue UK's holiday contest. You'll be entered to win an AW09 Erdem dress or a custom made Poltock & Walsh dress inspired by Alexa Chung. (There's also a trip to Copenhagen, but that won't really help you get dressed for the company holiday party.) All you have to do is click on their contest page and answer a question you've read the answer to on Fashionista, and enter your contact information. It doesn't state whether or not a UK address is necessary, but we entered with New York and the form went through, so give it a shot. And good luck!