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.

1When Dressing One Tree's Just Not Enough

Nordstrom

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.

2Season's Greetings From This Sloth

Amazon

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.

3There's A Lot Of Good Things Happening Here

Amazon

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.

4A Winning Combination

Nordstrom

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.

5And The Classic "I'm With..."

Amazon

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.

6A Sweater That Tells It Like It Is

ASOS

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.

7For When You're Feeling Dapper, But Also Very Lazy

Amazon

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

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

8When You Combine "#Punny" And "#Relevant"

Amazon

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.

9For The Pom-Pom Lover

Nordstrom

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!

10Walking In A Wiener Dog Wonderland

Amazon

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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