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Apart from Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas,” what is more festive than an ugly Christmas sweater? Sure, there’s probably not going to be a massive party for you to wear one to this year, but it’s worth having one if you can spread some holiday cheer.
The tacky designs, the overly bright colors and flashing lights, I mean what’s not to love? But while these sweaters are super popular now, they took a while to embed themselves into mainstream culture.
In fact, “Christmas-themed pullovers” were first spotted in the 1950s. However, they didn’t really catch on until the 1980s, and again in the early 2000s after the first known ugly Christmas sweater themed-party took place in Vancouver, according to CNN.
At that time, people began to embrace the “ugliness” factor. And now, there’s even friendly competition to see who can wear the worst one, and it’s commonplace to see them front and center at top retailers like Target.
So, while 2020 may have canceled your ugly sweater party, who’s to say you can’t wear one with your family or during your Zoom hangout? To help give you some inspiration, here’s a list of some top-rated ugly Christmas sweaters to check out below.
2. U Look Ugly Today Gingerbread Cardigan, $39.99
3. Tipsy Elves Santa Unicorn Christmas Sweater, $39.95
5. Off The Rack Men’s Funny Christmas Sweater Cardigan, $19.99+
6. Tipsy Elves Ugly Christmas Gift Sweater, $29.95 (Orig. $49.95)
7. U Look Ugly Today Glitter Lights Sweater, $16.99+
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