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. 1 A Sweater With A Giant Bow To Prove You're An Actual Gift 2 A Sweater Vest With Merry Designs For Warmer Weather 3 A Tacky Christmas Sweater With A Fluffy Faux Fur Collar 4 A Sweater With 3-D Pom-Pom Rudolph Noses V28 Christmas Reindeer Sweater (S-XXL), $15-$30, Amazon
sweater is made from 100 percent pre-shrunk cotton and features eight reindeer with 3-D pom pom noses. Available in sizes S to XXL, V28 also offers sweaters in eight other holiday prints. 5 An "Ugly" Christmas Sweater That's Not That Ugly 6 A Unicorn Sweater With A Magical LED-Powered Surprise 7 A Sweater With Your Favorite Christmas Movie Quote 8 A Sweater With A Puking Unicorn That is Atrocious 9 A Sweater With A Hilarious Image Of The World's Most Adorable Animal 10 A Sweater With A Built-In Stocking So You Never Have To Leave Your Wine Behind 11 A Punny Christmas Sweater For The Mustache-Lover 12 A Cozy Christmas Cardigan That's A Little Corny And A Little Cute 13 A Rudolph Inspired Sweater For Christmas Caroling Eshion Plus-Size Reindeer Sweater (XL-XXXXL), $24, Amazon
Eshions's bright red cotton and acrylic blend
sweater is printed with an adorable graphic of Rudolph elevated with snowflakes. The long-sleeved top is designed with extra length, making it a great option to pair with leggings. 14 A Flashy Cat Sweater With Pom-Poms, Tinsel, And Bells 15 A Christmas Sweater That Proves You're A True GOT Fan 16 A Cardigan With A Built-In Tie For Formal Affairs 17 A Christmas Sweater Guaranteed To Not Be A Fashion Faux-Paw Leapparel 3-D Print Dog Sweater (XS-XL) , $16-$29, Amazon
Leapparel's paw-sitively precious
dog Christmas sweater is made from 100 percent polyester and features a realistic 3-D print that promises not to fade, peel, or flake. Tons of reviewers say it was a huge hit at their ugly sweater parties — and it's available in cat, cow, and lion designs, too. 18 A Holiday Sweater Classic Enough To Be A Gift From Grandma 19 A Sweater That's Purrfect for Cat Lovers 20 A Holiday Sweater That Uses T-Rex As Festive Decoration 21 A Sweater With Lights And Reindeer Antlers For Anyone Who Doesn't Mind Extra Attention 22 A Super Fuzzy Christmas Sweater Covered in Santas V28 Ugly Christmas Jumper (XS-XL), $15-$25, Amazon
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! 23 A Cozy Christmas Pullover For Fireside Movies Shineflow Reindeer Snowflake Pullover (S-XL) , $23-$27, Amazon
Feel like being a
tad ironic, but not full-fledged? Stay warm and cozy in this Shineflow pullover, which features all of your favorite holiday things: snowflakes, reindeer, and a loose, flowy fit. Great for Hallmark-binging or the dreaded family photo, this sweater comes in gray, black, or navy blue. 24 A Simple Christmas Sweater That You'll Wear More Than Once 25 A Sweater That Santa Claws Will Adore 26 A Holiday Sweater For Llama Lovers 27 A Christmas Sweatshirt That Comes In Under Budget 28 A Comfy Sweater For the Queen In You 29 A Christmas Sweater For The Star Wars Geek Star Wars Women's Christmas Tree Sweatshirt (XS-XXL) , $30, Amazon
At first glance,
this sweater just looks like your average Christmas tree — until you realize that it's comprised entirely of Star Wars pictures. It's made from an officially-licensed brand, and the un-brushed fleece and slouchy fit means it'll keep you warm and cozy all season. (It comes in bright red and deep navy, too.) 30 A Jolly Sweater That's Not Pom-pous 31 A Sweater That Makes You The Life Of The Party 32 A DIY Christmas Sweater For A One-Of-A-Kind Creation Christmas Ugly Sweater Co. Make Your Own Sweater Kit (XS-XXL), $14-$35, Amazon
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. Bustle may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was created independently from Bustle's editorial and sales departments.
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