Ugly Christmas Sweaters! Do You Have One?


Ugly Christmas sweaters have been around for years.  They can be terribly tacky or overly ornate, but these holiday clothing items have been gaining popularity over the past 20 years.

According to the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide to Getting Your Ugly On, there has been an increase in ugly sweater parties since 2001.  With those parties, there was more of a demand for ‘ugly’ holiday sweaters.


To find an unforgettable ugly Christmas sweater, fashion experts suggest you go to vintage stores, the Salvation Army, and Goodwill.  Other big retailers like Walmart, Kohl’s, and JCPenney’s have stocked their shelves with these holidays favorites.


Anything goes for these ugly sweaters!  The tackier, the better. Sweaters that come with lights and sounds seem to be the most popular, but unique items like mini fishing poles, food, cheap garland, and stuffed animals will always make the most memorable ugly Christmas sweater.   .

By:  Dianah Gibson