It’s hard to squeeze everything in during the official holiday season. Here’s a secret: you don’t have to have all your holiday events during the “official” holiday season.
Why not hold your staff or volunteer appreciation event in January. Everyone will be more relaxed and stress free. You’ll probably get a better turn out. You can still use all the Christmas trimmings and have all the holiday cheer, just do it a bit later.
Of course, I’d love to help out if you can use entertainment, with or without a message.