Arianna Swaps Christmas Sweaters for PJs

Take a look at the following photo, taken this holiday season at The Huffington Post’s NYC offices. Notice anything different?

HuffPoNYPJs

That’s right; no one is wearing a Christmas sweater, breaking what had been a longstanding HuffPo tradition.

Explains Arianna Huffington to FishbowlNY: “After nine years of giving holiday sweaters, we decided it was time to disrupt our own tradition. Some of our employees had collected seven, eight or nine sweaters and it seemed like time to give them something else to wear.”

“Part of the fun (and suspense) was shipping pajamas to HuffPosters all over the world at all our international editions, and getting periodic updates that the pajamas were running late, or being held in customs. But they all made it.”

For a larger version of the photo above, and a look at some of the other, ready-for-the-night-shift HuffPo teams, click here. A company rep confirms that pajamas were also sent out this year as gifts to folks outside the company at OWN, Facebook, Thrillist, AARP and beyond.

Previously on FishbowlNY:
HuffPo Christmas Sweater Tradition Stretched to New Heights