Ghost Of Christmas Parties Past (Slideshow)

Massive layoffs and government-sponsored bailouts have forced companies to downsize holiday parties in a desperate move to save cash and avoid AIG-style public trips to the woodshed.

But who doesn’t like a trip down a champagne-soaked memory lane? Here’s a roundup of the lavish parties of the past that won’t be happening this year. (And, two that will.)

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