Long before ugly Christmas sweaters were accepted (or expected!) at holiday parties, we dreaded the gift from a knit-happy relative. As kids, we cringed opening the box year after year, never imagining they could ever get any uglier, yet a new one emerged every Christmas. Today we celebrate ugly Christmas sweaters and embrace them as part of the holiday spirit. Wearing them, making them, and seeing them everywhere is becoming the norm. And since this new tradition isn’t going anywhere soon – at least we hope not, we’ve found a few irresistibly funny Christmas sweaters we just had to share. Of course, we got in on the fun, too, with a few of our own.
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Save on your electric bill this season and wear a sweatshirt that’s just as bright. No, this one doesn’t actually light up. It needs no electricity or batteries to the most fabulous thing in your wardrobe. With an all over print of holiday lights, complete with a few ornaments for good cheer, this sweatshirt is an absolute must for your next holiday party.
The holidays have gone to the dogs in the cutest way possible. This all over print sweatshirt featuring an adorable pug is everything the holidays need. Complete with a bright red bell collar, the pug in this print is ready and waiting for Santa to bring him his favorite bone and new toy. Celebrate the holidays all season long in a print that lets everyone know how much you love your pup.
Known for crescent rolls, cinnamon buns, and pie crust, Pillsbury is becoming a household name during the holidays for another reason with their recent release of ugly holiday Christmas sweaters. Featuring, you guessed it, the Pillsbury Dough Boy, these holiday sweaters are about as ugly and sweet as they get. So pass the rolls and take a bite out of the holidays in style.
Already have a favorite ugly Christmas sweater but looking for the perfect piece to go with it? A shop on Etsy has you covered with this magnificent skirt made entirely out of Christmas bows and ribbon. Arrive in this little number and it will surely be the talk of the office Christmas party for years to come.
Sit pretty by the fire in an ugly t-shirt that literally looks like a fireplace. Complete with stockings and garland, this 3-dimensional tee is just about as ugly as they come, or adorable, depending on who you’re asking or who’s wearing it. No matter what, it certainly fits the bill to hang out in this category.
Unless of course you want an even more realistic crackling fireplace to warm up your holiday spirit. That’s where this sweater (and your iPhone) come to the yuletide rescue. Just download the app, pick the perfect crackling fire speed, and insert it into the pocket in the sweater. It’s not as complicated as it sounds and just as festive!
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Tacky Sweater
If you’re the creative type, you may want to make your own ugly holiday sweater like this Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer sweater. This DIY gem is super easy, all you need is a brown sweater, some felt, a hot glue gun or fabric glue, and voila! You’re ready to roll in a sweater as unique as your sense of fashion.
If you’re ready to kick it up a notch, then try this DIY Christmas tree ugly sweater. Complete with Christmas tree skirt, use your imagination and decorate this tree just as you would the one in your living room. Use bells, bulbs, balls, and whatever else you can find to jazz up this tree. There’s no wrong way, so go a little crazy!
One moment on Pinterest and you’ll find yourself bombarded with festive ideas. This holiday sweater uses bottle caps to make a Christmas tree. Don’t have many bottle caps laying around? You can use paper clips, screws, or buttons. Again, no wrong answer here. It’s all about getting creative and being as different as possible. When you DIY, you can rest assured no one else will be wearing your party attire.
There’s a reason why this one is last. It may not be the best, but it’s definitely the one that takes the most work. You can decide if you have what it takes to put this uniquely creative ugly Christmas sweater together. You’ll want to be sure you have all the pieces together before you start so you don’t have to stop halfway through and run to the craft store. This one will surely steal the show and most of your free time.