Who is this entity who had not just a Christmas party but also a Christmas PARTy? Its like this:
This entity organized a Christmas party and invited all their friends to attend. This entity wants to make the party a big one so they decided to get a big venue and prepared a sumptous meal for their visitors.
One problem is this entity is known for asking friends to bring gifts to the party – not that it’s OK but people are used to this practice. What shocked most of their friends is for this Christmas, not only were they asked to bring gifts, they were also asked to provide some money. Money to pay for the venue and the food. My goodness.
To this entity, what are you really? Christmas is about love and sharing, and you’re getting the wrong meaning of Christmas – you LOVE to receive gifts and you want your friends / guests to SHARE your expenses. Shame on you really.
Your friends simply can’t believe what you just did that’s why your secret is a secret no more.