13 Star Wars Ugly Christmas Sweaters That Will Remind Santa The Force Is With You
There's one major downside to telecommuting: I don't get to advertise my unfailing geekery to my coworkers at an ugly Christmas sweater party. But the major upside to my job is that I can share my favorite Star Wars ugly Christmas sweaters with the entire internet.
I'll be totally honest: I spent most of my life convinced I didn't like Star Wars. I watched all the movies as a kid, but never connected with the Jedi the way I did with, say, Jurassic Park's velociraptors. I was a weird child. Nevertheless, I let my spouse talk me into watching The Force Awakens, and, well, ten minutes in I was Googling "when is the next Star Wars movie coming out???"
Luckily for me and my newfound fannish interest, Rogue One releases on Dec. 16, and the follow-up to The Force Awakens will release December 2017. It's probably — OK, definitely — a stretch to say Disney is participating in some kind of ugly Christmas sweater conspiracy by releasing new films just in time for the holidays, but it does provide a very convenient excuse to stock up on the ugliest, yet most beautiful, Star Wars Christmas sweaters in the galaxy.
1. Wear This AT-AT Any Party
Star Wars AT-AT Reindeer Christmas Sweater, $59.99, Ugly Christmas Sweater
A parade of majestic AT-ATs on their natural habitat: Your holiday-lovin' body.
2. Sweet, Sweet Stormtroopers
Stormtroopers with Candy Canes Unisex Christmas Sweater, $49.99, Amazon
Stormtroopers need all the love they can get. Especially if you imagine one of your new candy cane-wielding buddies is FN-2187, future savior of the universe.
3. Luke, I Am...Gonna Need You To Cheer TF Up
Star Wars Darth Vader Ugly Christmas Sweater, $25.52, etsy.com/FannyBees
When Vader says party, you party.
4. Move, Ball
Star Wars BB8 Droid Ugly Christmas Cardigan Sweater, $59.95, Ugly Christmas Sweater
There are so many great things about this sweater. First, it's BB-8, pilot Poe Dameron's adorable droid. Second, you have the option to add lights to it. And third, it's a cardigan — the ultimate in ugly sweater.
5. You Are The Droid You're Looking For
Star Wars Men's R2-D2 Sweater, $29.99, Amazon
Love R2-D2? All your holiday wishes are now true, because you can become R2-D2.
6. The Perfect Sweater For Going Solo
Star Wars The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Ugly Christmas Sweater, $59.95, Ugly Christmas Sweater
Gonna pretend I didn't choke back some manly tears writing that joke. RIP, Han. We're punishing your dark-side kid by putting him on a precious, poinsettia-dotted sweater.
7. You Are Strong With The Celebration
Star Wars Xmas Force Ugly Christmas Sweater, $24.99 - $37.95, Amazon
May the Force guide you through political conversations with your relatives. Amen.
8. Beautifully Ugly, This One Is
Yoda Santa Star Wars Christmas Sweater for Women, $59.95 - $69.95, Amazon
For those moments when you need a master's guidance. Just make sure the eggnog wears off before trying any handstands.
9. Light, Dark, Merry
Star Wars Ugly Christmas Sweater Come To The Merry Side, $31.20, Amazon
Tempting Sith lords over with candy canes, perfectly wrapped presents, and, of course, good old-fashioned family bonding. Because that always goes well.
10. Scruffy-Looking Stocking Stuffer
Light Up Star Wars Ugly Christmas Sweater, $49.99, etsy.com/YourSassyGrandma
OK, come on this journey with me. This is an ugly sweater holy grail: An upcycled ugly sweater made uglier, then outfitted with lights and actual working stockings that you can put stuff in. OMG.
11. An Empire Of Ugly
Star Wars Men's Holiday Sweater, $29.99, Amazon
Ever wondered what an Empire Christmas party would look like? Here's my gift to you.
12. I'm Going To Feed You To My Bantha
Star Wars Ugly Sweater, $25, etsy.com/waycooltshirts
Almost nothing beats a good Home Alone reference...except the subtle TIE fighter "ho-ho-hos" lining this sweater.
13. Putting The Sith Back In...
Star Wars Official Merry Sithmas Sweater, $49.99, Amazon
For the Kylo Ren in your life.
14. Here Comes Santa Vader
Star Wars Darth Vader and Stormtrooper Elves Ugly Christmas Sweater, $49.95, Amazon
I never thought I'd be typing the sentence, "Look at that Darth Vader Santa swagger," but, well, here we are.
15. Heading Back To The Homestead
Star Wars Ugly Sweater, $30, etsy.com/JIttybo
This ugly sweater does something truly beautiful: Reminds us that no matter how many adventures are waiting out there in the galaxy, the holidays are about being at home with those closest to us.
Whether you're a casual Star Wars fan or the biggest loyalist in the universe, there are adorable ugly Christmas sweaters out there to suit your needs.Images: Courtesy Brands