The ugly Christmas sweater has become a staple of the holiday season. What once was reserved for jubilant grandmas donning ornament earrings (and basically anyone stuck in the '80s) is now a nearly overrun trend (that we secretly hope never dies). When else is it okay to flaunt unflattering pullovers with the aim to look as ridiculous as imaginable? Sounds like a win-win to us. From tame but still festive options to truly frightening one-of-a-kind Etsy finds, you're sure to win your tacky Christmas (or Hanukkah) sweater party this year with one of these 11 garish gems.
Take note that most of these are either unisex, or available in both men and women sizes.
Women's Ugly Christmas Tree Sweater With Suspenders at Tipsy Elves, $59
Reindeer Head Ugly Christmas Sweater at Halloweencostumes.com, $54.99
Men's Christmas Vacation Eggnog Sweater Vest in Blue at Festified, $54.99
Fragile Leg Lamp Light Up Ugly Christmas Xmas Sweater at TVstoreonline.com, $65.99
Women's Lighted Fireplace Tablet Ugly Christmas Sweater in Black at Festified, $64.99
Women's Plus Size Hooded Mrs. Clause Sweater at Target, $39.99
Men's Christmas Tree Hoodie at Macy's, $29.99 (on sale)
Ugly Hanukkah Sweater T-Shirt at Faux Real, $30
Men's Fireplace Light-Up Ugly Christmas Sweater at Kohl's, $39.99 (on sale)
Would rather try your hand at a make-your-own-crazy-sweater adventure? Here are 13 DIY ways to ugly-up an inexpensive thrift store sweater.