The Stern Show Holiday Party: A Reckoning

Howard hopes actor Jay Thomas will respect the one guest rule this year

Howard anticipated the show's upcoming holiday party, hoping that Jay Thomas would decide to honor--unlike last year--the one-guest-only policy: "We'll reject him at the door."

The staff's guests are supposed to be their better halves: "I wouldn't exclude wives or husbands."

Howard said he'd also decided to forgo last year's after-dinner karaoke in favor of a lounge DJ: "And then, you know, dancing once we're all wasted."