Return of the Ugly Sweaters

The third Friday in December marks the holiday National Ugly Sweater Day, which just happens to be today. The tradition of an ugly Christmas sweater stems from a trend of sweaters that were designed with the intention of being fashionable. Tacky holiday sweaters have been a staple of the holidays as long as grandma could knit them. There has been a more recent shift from tacky to trendy. Research has indicated that Christmas sweaters were first mass produced under the name of “jingle bee sweaters” during the eighties. The craze of the ugly holiday sweaters has more recently rose in popularity. In the early 2000s, a couple of Canadians revived the ugly Christmas sweater as a fashion statement in its own right. They organized an entire party around the concept.

If you want some ugly Christmas sweater inspiration, you may want to check out these Christmas movies:

Scott Calvin/Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2
(There are some great ones in any of The Santa Clause movies)
Stephanie, All I Want for Christmas
Nora Krank, Christmas with the Kranks
The Grinch, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Buddy, Elf

Just a few of our favorites, what movie character rocks your favorite Christmas sweater?


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