Ugly Christmas Sweater Round-Up

We’ve been taking my daughter to see Santa for the past five years. Usually, we do the thing up properly with a fancy dress, tights, and patent leather shoes—the whole nine yards. This year, though, she wanted to try something a little bit different. She topped off the shoes, tights, and white puffy tulle skirt with…wait for it…an ugly Christmas sweater. Oh yes. However, there’s a catch. My daughter requested that everyone wear an ugly Christmas sweater, which is how we found ourselves wandering Chicago’s Magnificent Mile in cheap ugly sweaters. (My husband was quite proud that his was a $15 steal from the hardware store.)

Predictably, everyone we know found this to be funny and/adorable, so we’ve been telling the story a lot. During one telling the day after our adventure, I was informed that there is such a thing as National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Furthermore, I was informed that didn’t missed it, as it’s Friday, December 15 this year. In case you don’t already have your family’s sweaters picked out (oh, come on—it’s no fun if we don’t all do it), I’ve got a round up of some of my favorite ugly Christmas sweaters for the whole family!

 

ugly Christmas sweater

Do you have a Menards near you? Then you, too, have access to a selection of ugly vests, including the one my husband wore for our visit to Santa! My favorite part is that the buttons are there for decoration—the vest is pullover! Sadly, these bad boys aren’t available online, so you’ll have to make a trip to your local store.

 

 

ugly Christmas sweater

Is it a Santa hat or a pizza slice? You decide. Bonus: by choosing pizza, you can still wear this sweater after holidays!

 

ugly Christmas sweater

This may be a men’s sweater, but it’s so ugly I want it for myself! And if this pattern isn’t your jam, they also have “Tree Rex” and “Feliz Navidog.”

 

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This sweater is available in a huge variety of sizes (0-2 months through 10 years!), so you can dress all the kids in matching ensembles. And did you see the “Merry X-mas” detail inside the collar? Love that. By the way, the “Tree Rex” sweater I mentioned above? It’s also available for the littles.

 

ugly Christmas sweater

Here’s a toddler sweatshirt that’s great for little ones who might find an actual sweater too itchy. (I feel ya, kids!)

 

ugly Christmas sweater

This sweater is available in sizes from 18 months to 10 years. Think of the matching ugly Christmas sweater possibilities!

 

ugly Christmas sweater

Ever since I found this sweater, I’ve been trying to find out if my Harley-riding dad would disown me for putting it under the tree for him this year. I mean, it lights up!!!

 

ugly Christmas sweater

Here’s another light-up option, but this one’s for all you pregnant mamas out there.

 

ugly Christmas sweater

If you’ve already popped the kid out, this babywearing number is your ugly Christmas sweater solution!

 

ugly Christmas sweater

Not planning to babywear through your holiday party? Here’s an ugly “sweater” your littlest one can wear all on their own.

 

ugly Christmas sweater

Okay, you got me: This one’s not exactly an ugly Christmas sweater. But Ski Rex? That’s pretty freakin’ awesome.

 

ZOEREA Newborn Baby Romper Christmas Clothes Knitted Sweaters Reindeer Outfit

The sweater I wore on our ugly Christmas sweater adventure is sold out online (you can check your local Wal-Mart to see if it’s available there), but here’s the sweater that came in second when I was shopping.

 

ZOEREA Newborn Baby Romper Christmas Clothes Knitted Sweaters Reindeer Outfit

This soft knit romper is so cute that I can’t even really call it an ugly sweater. Baby will still fit the Christmas sweater theme, though, so let’s call it good. (You can also find a similar pattern in a sweater and in overalls.)

 

ugly Christmas sweater

Now this is an ugly Christmas sweater. WOW.

 

ugly Christmas sweater

For the ugly Christmas sweater haters out there, I’ve got your sweater.

 

ugly Christmas sweater

Want to include your pet in all the ugly fun? No problem. Here’s a sweater for them!

 

ugly Christmas sweater

And why should your wine feel left out?! Sweaters for the whole house!

In the event that none of these amazing sweaters spoke to you, you can also check out the official National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day list of retailers. Happy shopping! And please, please, please share your ugly Christmas sweater photos to this blog post on Facebook. (My family will be wearing ours to Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Friday.) Merry merry!

PS: Don’t celebrate Christmas? Here’s a Hanukkah option for him, for her, for the kids, for the toddlers, and for the babies.

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Christina lives in Northwest Illinois with her husband, daughter, and two English Springer Spaniels. Before becoming a reluctant stay-at-home mom, she worked in a variety of customer-service-oriented jobs while dreaming of living in the lap of luxury as a housewife. Unfortunately, having a child threw a wrench in Christina's plan to do nothing but eat bonbons while lounging in the Jacuzzi reading all day. Now, she spends her time looking for fun activities and crafts for her daughter and easy-to-prepare meals for her family, while trying not to land the kid in therapy when she grows up. Christina volunteers at her local library, and does both volunteer and paid work as a sexuality educator. She loves to read, and to learn about--and share--new products and resources.

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