The 32 Best Ugly Christmas Sweaters

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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


Tipsyelves Women's Christmas Present Sweater (XS-XXL), $50, Amazon

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


V28 Ugly Christmas Vintage Knit Sweater Vest (XS-XXL), $18, Amazon

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


EnlaChic Women's 3D Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt (S-XXXL), $19, Amazon

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


V28 Christmas Reindeer Sweater (S-XXL), $15-$30, Amazon

This festive 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.

5An "Ugly" Christmas Sweater That's Not That Ugly


Camii Mia Crew Neck Pullover (S-XXL), $30, Amazon

This crew neck pullover is a stylish option for holiday parties with dual-tone coloring and merry reindeer print. The polyester and nylon blend makes it soft to the touch with a ribbed neck, cuff, and hems to trap warmth for an extra cozy fit.

6A Sweater With A Glittering Unicorn For A Magical Surprise


Blizzard Bay Glitter Unicorn Christmas Sweater (S-XL), $22-$30, Amazon

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 Waist Filthy Animal Christmas Sweater (S-XXXXL), $10-$17, Amazon

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


Blizzard Bay Vomiting Unicorn Sweater (S-XXL), $35, Amazon

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


Isabella's Closet Santa Sloth Sweater (S-XL), $30, Amazon

Sloth lovers everywhere can appreciate this festive Christmas sweater decorated with the world's most beloved sleeping mammal. The cotton sweater features three-quarter sleeves, a stylish bateau neckline and a classic holiday fair isle print.

10A Sweater With A Built-In Stocking So You Never Have To Leave Your Wine Behind


Tipsyelves Women's Christmas Stocking Sweater (XS-XXL), $40, Amazon

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


Blue Star Clothing Men's Light-Up Sweater (M-XXL), $35, Amazon

Be the center of attention at any party with an ugly Christmas tree sweater that actually lights up thanks to built-in LED light bulbs. Just flick a secret switch sewn into the soft acrylic sweater to illuminate the room.

12A Cozy Christmas Cardigan That's A Little Corny And A Little Cute


SheShy Women Christmas Cardigan (S-XXL), $30, Amazon

Opt for SheShy's cardigan style Christmas sweater for a lightweight and practical option. With functioning pockets and funky geometric designs, this sweater will easily put you in the holiday spirit.

13A 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.

14A Christmas Sweater With Pom-Poms For Rocking Around The Christmas Tree


Tipsyelves Tacky Christmas Sweater With Suspenders (XS-XXL), $50, Amazon

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


Motivashirts Jon Snow Ugly Christmas Sweater (S-XXXL), $25-$28, Amazon

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


Blizzard Bay Snowman Suspenders Crew Neck (S-L), $30, Amazon

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


Shelfies Christmas Dog Sweater (S-XXXL), $38-$52, Amazon

Sheflies' paw-sitively precious dog Christmas sweater is made from 100 percent polyester with a no-fade print guaranteed to last forever without fading or peeling.

18A Holiday Sweater Classic Enough To Be A Gift From Grandma


Raisevern Unisex Ugly Christmas Sweater (S-XXL), $30, Amazon

This unisex sweater features a toned down striped holiday pattern accented with festive snowflakes. Made from 100 percent acrylic, the high-quality sweater is preshrunk with a relaxed fit and crew neck cut.

19A Sweater That's Purrfect for Cat Lovers


Just My Size Plus Size Ugly Christmas Sweater (1X-5X), $5-$17, Amazon

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 Men's Dinosaur Christmas Sweater (S-XXL), $30, Amazon

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


Christmas Ugly Sweater Co. Reindeer Hoodie (S-XXL), $40, Amazon

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


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!

23A Cozy Turtleneck Christmas Sweater For Fireside Movies


Kulzer Women Snowflakes Turtleneck (S-XXL), $24-$29, Amazon

Stay warm in this acrylic and wool blend sweater which features all of your favorite holiday items: snowflakes, reindeer, and turtlenecks. Great for holiday parties or the dreaded family photo, this sweater comes in red, green or black.

24A Simple Christmas Sweater That You'll Wear More Than Once


Elesol Reindeer Christmas Sweater (S-XXL), $34, Amazon

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


Ugly Fair Isle Meowy Christmas Crewneck (XS-XXL), $30, Amazon

Cuddle up with your cat in this 100 percent cotton crewneck sweater. The relaxed fit sweater also comes in green and is machine washable, so you can wear it all throughout the holidays.

26A Holiday Sweater For Llama Lovers


Blizzard Bay Festive Llama Ugly Christmas Sweater (L-XXL), $35, Amazon

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


Hanes Men's Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt (S-XXXL), $8-$13, Amazon

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


Ugly Fair Isle "Sleigh All Day" Crewneck (XS-XXL), $30, Amazon

Made from a cotton and acrylic blend, this ugly sweater reminds you to "Sleigh All Day" with two rows of Santa being led by his reindeer. The crewneck sweater also comes in green, with Prime options for quick two-day arrival.

29A Christmas Sweater That Glitters


Tipsy Elves Women's Christmas Light Sweater (XS-L), $55, Amazon

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


Allison Brittney Women's Christmas Tree Sweater (S-XL), $20-$35, Amazon

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


Tipsy Elves Women's Beer Pong Sweater (XS-XXL), $50, Amazon

Never get bored at another Christmas Party again with this sweater's built-in drinking game. Each sweater comes with six detachable velcro red solo cups and two ping pong balls, so the party never has to end.

32A 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.

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