Where To Buy Ugly Christmas Sweaters So Bad, They're Good

The old-as-time tradition of sporting purposefully ugly Christmas sweaters (OK, a few decades-old) is just as much a mainstay during the holidays as hot chocolate and gift giving. Knowing where to buy ugly Christmas sweaters, though, can still be tricky — tradition or not. Select a sweater that's too minimal, and your "tacky" Christmas sweater looks like a tasteful adornment, but if it's too over-the-top, you'll be shelling out big dough for a piece you wear a few times a year.

You'll want a Christmas themed sweater with a harmonious balance of jingle bells and whistles. From sloths and kittens to overdone puns and faux cardigans, this ugliest holiday sweater roundup has a little something for everyone. Find your festive medium with a few punchy pullovers and hideous holiday sweaters sure to win you first place at the office "Ugly Christmas Sweater" contest.

So, yeah — that means it's time to stop offending family members who see why you actually borrowed their beloved Christmas sweater this season. Sport your own, and tailor-fit the style to more closely match your inner Christmas spirit. Ahead, the Christmas sweaters that are so great, you'll want to wear them all year round.


When Dressing One Tree's Just Not Enough


Ten Sixty Sherman Tinsel Ball Christmas Sweater (XS, S), $25, Nordstrom

Sometimes dressing the one tree just isn't enough, OK? For those seasons, there's this sweater to dress yourself up as the tree, too.


Season's Greetings From This Sloth


Raisevern Ugly Christmas Pullover (S-4XL), $22-$30, Amazon

Don't have a real sloth to carry around yet? This sweater is the next-best thing. Plus, this sloth comes bearing gifts.


There's A Lot Of Good Things Happening Here


Raisevrn Ugly Christmas Pullover (S-4XL), $22-$30, Amazon

Pizza, kittens, Santa hats, Outer Space — what's not to love? This snazzy sweatshirt's out of this world.


A Winning Combination


Ten Sixty Sherman Christmas Tree Sweater (XS, S), $25, Nordstrom

A delightfully tacky combination of Santa sleeves and tinsel trees makes for one jolly sweater.


And The Classic "I'm With..."


Hanes Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt (S-3XL), $13-$14, Amazon

Pull this on, and have fun posing next to unsuspecting friends and family members in the annual Christmas party pictures.


A Sweater That Tells It Like It Is


ASOS Curve 'I Only Do Mornings On The 25th Of December" Holiday Sweater (12-28), $30, ASOS

Giving fair warning is just you being selfless, as per usual.


For When You're Feeling Dapper, But Also Very Lazy


Faux Real Ugly Cardigan With Tie (S-2XL), $17-$80, Amazon

I think this reviewer said it best, " is freakin' ugly...even worse in person...super cheesy."


When You Combine "#Punny" And "#Relevant"


3 Santa's Elfie Ugly Christmas Sweater (S-L), $35, Amazon

You get this genius Christmas sweater that looks "tacky" straight in the eye and says, "Take an #Elfie; it'll last longer," or something like that.


For The Pom-Pom Lover


Ten Sixty Sherman Snowman Juggle Sweater (XS-L), $25, Nordstrom

Q: Is it really an ugly Christmas sweater if there aren't any pom poms involved?

A: Yes, but just barely. Play it safe, and grab one with two to spare!


Walking In A Wiener Dog Wonderland


Shineflow Dachshund Through The Snow Ugly Christmas Sweater Pullover (S-L), $24-$29, Amazon

So many dachshund puns, so little time.

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