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The ugly Christmas sweater has gone from a fashion no-no to a style all on its own. Where once hand-knit horror shows were hidden sheepishly under jackets, now, with “ugly sweater” contests and even whole party themes, we’ve come to embrace the ugly Christmas sweater for the same reason we love all holiday traditions: It's a great way to chase away the winter blues with fun that people of any age can enjoy. Heck, we even got in on the game ourselves!
So, whether you're going to a house party (there are some drinking game-related sweaters for that) or an office party (we have safe-for-work options too), or just like to make your daily attire fun and festive, we found the funniest ugly Christmas sweaters that are guaranteed to be a hit at any party this holiday season.
LED Light Up Ugly Christmas Sweater
Bring the holiday spirit to your next party with this cozy sweater. Featuring blinking lights on the sweater’s ornaments, you’ll be sure to shimmer and shine at your holiday gathering.
Beer Pong 3D Ugly Christmas Sweater
This Christmas sweater is a festive twist on a classic party game that will be fun for the whole party. This unisex ugly Christmas sweater has a built-in drinking game that includes six detachable plastic cups and one ping pong ball. Once a ball lands in a cup, the cup is taken away–which is easy thanks to the sweater’s built-in Velcro. The opponent then drinks the contents of the cup.
Holiday Nap Ugly Christmas Sweater
You’ll bring some holiday nostalgia to your next party with this nod to the Christmas classic, A Charlie Brown’s Christmas. Just be sure not to take a page from Snoopy’s book–Get some shut-eye between holiday festivities so you’re well rested to ring in the holidays with friends and family.
Interactive Ugly Christmas Sweater
Dress in your holiday finest with this ugly sweater that checks all the boxes. Whether you’re at an office party with colleagues or a house party with friends, you’ll look sharp in your jacket and faux-tie and comfortable enough to lounge on the couch.
Kevin Home Alone Ugly Christmas Sweater
Who doesn’t remember the wild holiday adventures of Kevin Mccallister? Home Alone is a holiday classic that warms the heart of any '90s kid. The sight of the red house on this ugly sweater will bring a ‘90s kid right back to the film’s introduction and opening song. Don’t be surprised if partygoers stop you and say “Kevin!”-The line made famous by Catherine O'Hara when her character realizes her son is lost–yet again–during the holiday season.
Fragile Leg Lamp Christmas Story Ugly Sweater
Despite not being a huge hit when it was first released, A Christmas Story is now a holiday staple. Featured on ceaseless TV airings each year (including several 24-hour marathons), its many quotes and gags have become holiday icons all on their own — from “You’ll shoot your eye out” to the mother of all curse words and of course, the Leg Lamp.
Graphic Ugly Christmas Sweater
No muss and no fuss, this ugly Christmas sweater gets right to the point. It allows you to embrace the holiday spirit without having to sport all the bells and whistles. This lightweight sweater is made of soft, breathable, cotton, which is sure to bring a cozy feeling to your holidays!
Alpaca Crewneck Ugly Christmas Sweater
Looking for a sweater that will make an impression at the office party? Well, this one will “alpaca” punch! Sure, alpacas and llamas are different animals, but sometimes you just gotta go for the pun. It’ll have your coworkers singing “Fa la la llama!” See? That’s another pun right there! We got a million of ’em.
3D T-Rex Ugly Christmas Sweater
Make a RAWR at your next holiday party! This is a sweater that literally pops. You'll turn heads at the office holiday party with this T-Rex plowing right through your stomach.
Plus, the plush portions are velcro, so you can remove them and sit comfortably when all that partying tires you out.
Taylor Swift Ugly Christmas Sweater
No one had a bigger year in 2023 than Taylor Swift. This ugly Christmas sweater will be sure to help you tap into your ‘holiday era’. As Taylor says, “the players gonna play…the haters gonna hate”, but this holiday season, just shake it off and have a merry ‘swift-mas’!
Beer Holster Ugly Christmas Sweater
Enjoy your holidays hands-free this year. This ugly sweater ‘gifts’ you with 4 built-in drink holders this holiday season. You’ll be sure to never misplace your drink at a holiday party. Made of durable fabric, this sweater will last for many holidays to come.
Let It Snow Ugly Christmas Sweater
This ugly sweater puts a fun spin on ‘let it snow!’. When Jon Snow gives a command, people listen. The beloved Game of Thrones character is a stoic, honorable character, who always does what is right. As the series progresses, he becomes a leader and a symbol. Show your love for this beloved book and TV series, while also ringing in the holidays with this soft cotton sweater.
Game Play Ugly Christmas Sweater
Level up your holiday attire with this Super Mario and Bower ugly Christmas sweater! Made of soft cotton, this sweater is a nod to the beloved 80’s video game. While you most likely won’t have to dodge any Piranha Plants or Thwomp Traps on your way to your next holiday party, here’s hoping your new year is as sweet as a (princess) Peach and filled with gold coins–we mean good fortune!
Jingle Bell Rock Ugly Christmas Sweater
Rock out all holiday season with this ugly Christmas sweater. This sweater is a nod to the classic Christmas song and a beloved pop culture figure, actor/former wrestler, The Rock. This soft sweater has a ribbed collar and cuffs to make you feel extra cozy and features double-needle stitching to make its graphics pop! Can you smell what The Rock is cooking this holiday season?
Cats Costume Party Ugly Christmas Sweater
This purr-fect Christmas sweater is neck-to-waist, shoulder-to-wrist covered in kittens wearing Santa hats. And in truth, that’s all anyone really needs to hear. There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who hear “neck-to-waist, shoulder-to-wrist covered in kittens wearing Santa hats” and think it’s a must-have piece of kitty-cat couture, and those who say “No way!”
We don't know which one of those two you, in particular, are. But we do know which of those two we want to party with.
Light Up Ugly Christmas Sweater
Move over, Rudolph! You’ll light up any holiday party with this ugly Christmas sweater. This sweater has a built-in pocket on the bottom right side which stores the battery switch to the sweater’s LED lights. This unisex sweater gives you the opportunity to twin with your significant other or bestie at your next holiday party.
Star Wars Ugly Christmas Sweater
May force will be with you this holiday season! Channel your inner mandalorian and use your lightsaber to slay your holiday wardrobe. This lightweight sweater gives the look of a knitted sweater and features some of the most iconic, and beloved Star Wars characters.
Back to The Presents Ugly Christmas Sweater
It’s not a sleigh, but we’d love it if Santa could deliver presents in Marty’s 1981 DeLorean this Christmas. This ugly Christmas sweater puts a holiday spin on a beloved 80’s classic, Back to the Future. This premium knitted sweater will not only keep you warm and cozy this holiday season, it will also show little wear and tear overtime.
Elf Movie Ugly Christmas Sweater
Son of a nutcracker, it’s hard to believe the holidays are here again. The holidays are easier if you have your very own Santa’s helper, like Buddy the elf. Released in 2003, Elf is now a Christmas classic for Generation Z. Show off your sense of humor at your next holiday party with this soft knit sweater. The sweater’s intricate pattern is displayed on the front and back of the sweater, and of course, displays Buddy’s enthusiasm for the holiday season.
Phyllis Navidad Ugly Christmas Sweater
Over the past few years, the U.S. version of The Office has moved from a “cult show” to part of the cultural canon, still ranking on IMDB as one of the most popular shows of all time — even almost a decade after it ended.
Now, Office fans can say “Merry Christmas!” with the help of Phyllis Vance. Phyllis is known as a quiet but friendly type who likes girl talk and gossip, but she isn’t shy when it comes to spreading holiday cheer. Phyllis even dressed up as Santa Claus in Season 6 to help ring in the holidays at the office Christmas party.
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