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Losing one’s dignity is, for some, as synonymous with Christmas parties as bad cracker jokes, only with a smidge more morning-after regret. Whether it’s making hundreds of grainy copies of body parts that really shouldn’t be on show in front of poor Christine from accounts or clambering atop the table to demonstrate just how well your body-popping has come on in the last year, we’ve made peace with the fact that a certain degree of dignity is bound to be lost.

But, dear reader, what you may not be aware of is the huge number of other things that are lost during Christmas parties. A few colleagues mentioned finding the odd shoe or mobile phone under a seat the morning after which got us thinking: what else have festive revellers left in our pubs?

We asked all 173 of our pub managers what interesting items they’ve found when clearing up Christmas parties and the results were… interesting. Take a look:

A policeman’s CID badge
A single leather brogue shoe
A brand new bag of LEGO
Gift-wrapped Victoria’s Secret underwear
A set of false teeth
A prosthetic leg
An £8,000 professional camera
A new men’s suit
A pair of fluffy pink handcuffs
A signed copy of Paul Daniel’s autobiography
A stuffed otter
A child’s pram
Christmas-themed underwear
A pink diamante computer mouse
A dog
Christmas jumpers
A singing turkey hat
A Mulberry handbag
A flamingo-shaped beer funnel

Top ten most common items

  1. Bank cards

  2. Mobile phones

  3. Keys

  4. Glasses

  5. Train tickets

  6. Passports

  7. Umbrellas

  8. Coats/jackets

  9. Shoes

  10. Bottles of champagne 

To enter Young’s Pubs’ #Misleighed competition, tweet the most embarrassing or funny thing you left behind, or found, after a Christmas party using the hashtag #Misleighed and tagging @YoungsPubs. Prize includes a three-course meal and drinks for up to 6 guests to the value of £500 at a Young's or Geronimo pub of your choice. Competition closes on 2nd January 2017 at midnight. Winner will be notified via social media on 3rd January. Competition open to over 18s only, excluding employees of Young's and Geronimo. Prize must be redeemed before 31st March 2017.

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