I used to have people over for the Grand Prix, and theme it for the country - Japanese food for Suzuka, etc, and sometimes do a Grand Final lunch for the footy, and did something for the opening ceremony of the Olympics once, but other than for sport, not really. I know some people had breaking bad parties, but we weren't up to the ending in time to go...
TV involves the utmost concentration. For example, sport - when my team is playing, I need to constantly focus on the game otherwise my team might make a mistake and I'll be hold myself responsible. So, when watching TV, I don't like to be disturbed. No visitors allowed.
No if I want to sit with a bunch of folk, I'll go to the movies.
Home is just that..a place for me to unwind, and have some time out from people.
I could not think of anything worse, to tell the truth..
UNLESS: The world had just had something HUGE Happen, then I think it is important, that we come together, and also sit and talk and contemplate.
That is very different.
That happened for me when TV was first beamed in 1959!
We were the only household in the neighbourhood around, which had TV, so Mum & Dad asked as many people as could fit in our Loungeroom. As I was only very little can't remember much, but it seemed all enjoyed it & we're happy at the ability to see this new 'wonder'!