Friday, December 2, 2011

The 2011 Ugly Christmas Sweater collection

Christmas is filled with wonderful traditions that we all look forward to each and every year: making gingerbread houses, decorating the tree; decorating the house; opening presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning; drinking egg nog; having dinner with family; singing Christmas carols; stuffing stockings; etc, etc, etc

There are an endless number of joyful traditions families participate in over the holidays, which is why our collective love for Christmas and the holiday season is so boundless.

However, there is one tradition that I think we all can agree has overstayed its welcome*: the garishly ugly Christmas sweater. You know the ones I’m talking about. And if you don’t, all have to do is look below, because I have put together a gallery of some of the most awful Christmas sweaters ever photographed. And make sure you go all the way to the end. I have saved the two best for last.

Perhaps instead of just chestnuts roasting on an open fire, we should toss these sweaters on there too…

This first picture, along with one more below, is posted courtesy of

And now, as promised, I saved the next two pictures for the end as a reward for those of you who scrolled all the way down.

I’m not sure that there are really words to describe what is going on in the first one, except to say that she must have been forced to wear that nefarious sweater against her will and it’s not cool for the man to make her then be photographed in it. Bad form sir.

And finally, there is the man whose smile and sweater for a sublime manifestation of the Christmas spirit.

Kudos to you Epic Christmas Sweater Guy. Your unabashed joy and unbridled Christmas sweater enthusiasm almost makes me want to take back every condescending word I said above and go pull on an ugly sweater right now.

If you have pictures of you and yours wearing a ugly sweater, send it to me! Would love to have them for next year’s post.

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