The holidays are officially here: Starbucks released their annual cups and Hallmark announced their countdown to Christmas lineup. The arrival of the hap-hap-happiest season of all means it's time to start thinking about other important holiday traditions, namely finding the best ugly Christmas sweaters.
Without fail, every holiday season brings around an event where you'll want to be decked out in the gaudiest, tackiest, and ugliest sweater you can find. On this rare occasion, you forget all fashion faux pas and go on the prowl for the most atrocious clothing item to add to your closet.
Unfortunately, with so many holiday traditions like baking Christmas cookies or attending a local tree lighting ceremony, searching for the perfect sweater at your local secondhand store can become a daunting task. Luckily, the Internet has you covered with not only some of the ugliest sweater designs around, like a puking unicorn, but also some of the most functional, like a sweater with a built-in stocking that holds wine.
So whether you want an all-out ostentatious sweater to prance around in at the Christmas party, or a laid back festive print to pose in for your holiday Instagram, here's a list of the 32 best ugly Christmas sweaters available this season.
1A Sweater With A Giant Bow To Prove You're An Actual Gift
Made from 100 percent acrylic fabric with double-panel construction, this slim-fitting ugly sweater has a giant gold bow plastered on the chest. With crushed blue velvet elbow patches and a built-in gift tag pocket, you'll look like a fresh delivery from the North Pole.
2A Sweater Vest With Merry Designs For Warmer Weather
Rock around the Christmas tree in this machine washable sweater vest featuring a family of festive penguins. Made from soft acrylic with shiny thread, this bargain buy will take you through multiple rounds of an intense gift exchange.
3A Tacky Christmas Sweater With A Fluffy Faux Fur Collar
Up your ugly sweater game with this machine washable Santa-print sweatshirt. Adorned with a white faux fur color and a giant St. Nicholas on each sleeve, this pullover comes in five additional crazy holiday prints.
4A Sweater With 3-D Pom-Pom Rudolph Noses
5An "Ugly" Christmas Sweater That's Not That Ugly
6A Sweater With A Glittering Unicorn For A Magical Surprise
The Blizzard Bay sweater has a giant silver glitter unicorn for a mystical addition to your holiday look. This fitted sweater is made from acrylic for a cozy fit and is machine washable.
7A Sweater With Your Favorite Christmas Movie Quote
Blush Avenue's sweater features the popular Home Alone 2 movie quote for a pop culture take on the classic ugly sweater. The waist length acrylic sweater comes in six colors and is available up to a size XXXXL.
8A Sweater With A Puking Unicorn That is Atrocious
If you need to win an ugly Christmas sweater contest, this cotton vomiting unicorn sweater is bound to take home the gold. The candy barf and unicorn eyes light up for a truly terrible addition to an already tacky red and green holiday print.
9A Sweater With A Hilarious Image Of The World's Most Adorable Animal
10A Sweater With A Built-In Stocking So You Never Have To Leave Your Wine Behind
This tacky sweater has a built-in Christmas stocking large enough to hold a bottle of wine so you never have to leave a conversation for refills. The double-panel construction and reinforced seams also ensure the pocket can hold up the weight of your favorite Cabernet.
11A No-Itch Sweater With A Colorful Light Up Display
12A Cozy Christmas Cardigan That's A Little Corny And A Little Cute
13A Rudolph Inspired Sweater For Christmas Caroling
14A Christmas Sweater With Pom-Poms For Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
This tacky Christmas sweater is built to last with high-quality double-panel construction and reinforced seams for years of holiday fun. The tacky sweater has suspenders, sewn on pom poms and shiny tinsel for a wonderfully flashy effect.
15A Christmas Sweater That Proves You're A True GOT Fan
Refuse to forget your favorite fandom this holiday season with the Jon Snow ugly Christmas sweater. The pre-shrunk sweatshirt is pill-resistant and made from a cotton polyester blend that proves GOT is always relevant.
16A Sweater With Built-In Suspenders And Tie For A Formal Affair
Feel overdressed in Blizzard Bay's crew neck sweater thanks to bright blue suspenders and a tacky snowman tie sewn directly to the festive striped top. And don't worry about the itch— this sweater is 100 percent cotton made into a soft and comfortable knit.
17A Christmas Sweater Guaranteed To Not Be A Fashion Faux-Paw
18A Holiday Sweater Classic Enough To Be A Gift From Grandma
19A Sweater That's Purrfect for Cat Lovers
Reveal your inner cat lady with this adorably decorated sweater featuring two cats and the phrase "Meowy Catmas." Printed on a cozy polyester and cotton blend sweatshirt, this sweater has non-chafe side seams and is tag-free for your comfort.
20A Holiday Sweater That Uses T-Rex As Festive Decoration
Alex Stevens takes traditional fair isle Christmas sweaters to the next level by adding dinosaurs into the mix. This knit sweater is made from 100 percent cotton and earns positive reviews for being super soft.
21A Sweater With Lights And Reindeer Antlers For Anyone Who Doesn't Mind Extra Attention
Shine like Rudolph in this reindeer hoodie sweater which features a light-up collar designed to stand out— in case the 3-D reindeer antlers on the hood didn't do the trick. Clean the cotton blend sweater after a rowdy Christmas party by simply tossing it in the washing machine.
22A Super Fuzzy Christmas Sweater Covered in Santas
Stay trendy with V28's fuzzy sweater made from stretchy feather yarn. Soft and shiny, each sweater is adorned with colorful patches of either Santa or penguins adorned in sequins. And this time you don't have to pick from just red or green— there's also pink, peach and cyan blue options!
23A Cozy Turtleneck Christmas Sweater For Fireside Movies
24A Simple Christmas Sweater That You'll Wear More Than Once
This pullover Christmas sweater is made from a cotton and acrylic blend so it's both extremely soft and machine washable. The relaxed fit is great for layering with mini-ribbed sleeves to trap heat. Pick between navy blue or wine red for a more reserved ugly sweater option.
25A Sweater That Santa Claws Will Adore
26A Holiday Sweater For Llama Lovers
Blizzard Bay's Christmas sweater has a giant fuzzy llama sporting a red scarf that just screams festive fun. Plus, this cotton sweater comes in rare tall sizes.
27A Christmas Sweatshirt That Comes In Under Budget
If you live in warmer weather, or simply want a cheaper option, Hanes' Christmas sweatshirts come in under $15 and are made of a lightweight cotton blend. With over 19 tacky options available, you'll easily find your ideal Christmas companion.
28A Sweater For the Queen In You
29A Christmas Sweater That Glitters
Stick out in sequins with Tipsy Elves Christmas light sweater covered in rows of twinkling lights. The super soft sweater is preshrunk and made of high-quality acrylic, making it a sweater you won't want to take off all night.
30A Jolly Sweater That's Not Pom-pous
Go all out in this acrylic Christmas sweater that features green patterned sleeves, fuzzy white trim, white pompom snow, a gold tinsel decorated tree, colorful pompom ornaments, and a sequined star. It's no surprise this sweater is only hand washable.
31A Sweater That Makes You The Life Of The Party
32A DIY Christmas Sweater For A One-Of-A-Kind Creation
Instead of decking the halls, use this Ugly Christmas sweater kit to create your gaudiest creation yet. The 100 percent cotton sweater comes in six basic holiday-inspired designs to ensure no one else will walk into the office party sporting an identical sweater.
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