The Ultimate Ugly Christmas Sweater Guide for the Whole Fam (Even Pets!)

Ugly, but make it fashion. Ugly Christmas sweaters are here.

There’s nothing as iconic as the ugly Christmas sweater. Oh, sure, they started out being worn un-ironically (over turtlenecks and paired with a festive brooch, right? We know you’re picturing it now.), but they’ve become a seasonal staple that isn’t going anywhere. Have you been resisting this trend? It’s time to embrace it. Do you already have a collection of jolly jumpers? We’re ready to help you add to it! Either way, these sweaters are the icing on the Christmas cake (Yule log?).


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Hilariously ugly to adorably snuggly, this is the ultimate Ugly Christmas Sweater Guide.


For the Adults

A Christmas Story Sweater

A Christmas Story is one we watch over and over again, so why wouldn’t we grab one of these Ralphie-themed sweater?

A Christmas Story Sweater ($49.99), FUN.com—Buy Now

Mele Kalikimaka Sweater

Sand and Santa? We have no complaints. Even in the coldest climates, you can bring a little Hawaiian holiday into your days.

Mele Kalikimaka Sweater ($14.99-$24.99), FUN.com—Buy Now

Merry Christmas Tacky Tassels Sweater

Tastefully tacky, this one is a lot of fun (and actually, it’s a super flattering silhouette!).

Merry Christmas Tacky Tassels Sweater ($59.95), Amazon—Buy Now

Llama Christmas Sweater

Fa-la-la-la-llama! And yes. He has reindeer antlers. Of course.

Llama Christmas Sweater ($16.82-$25.54), Amazon—Buy Now

Tasteless Tinsel Sweater

Get ready to compete with the actual Christmas tree in this one!

Tasteless Tinsel Sweater ($59.95), Amazon—Buy Now

Too Hot for Sweaters Sweater

If you run a little hot, or your holidays aren’t snowy, this tee has the same sentiment as a classic sweater but less…sweaty.

Too Hot for Sweaters Sweater ($19.95), Amazon—Buy Now

Ugly Christmas Hoodie

Who doesn’t love a holiday hoodie? We sure do.

Ugly Christmas Hoodie ($42.99), Amazon—Buy Now

Skiing Santa Sweater

Santa ready for the slopes is as appropriate as it comes!

Skiing Santa Sweater ($25.37-$32.32), Amazon—Buy Now

T-Rex Sweater

Maybe you didn’t know, but dinosaurs love the holidays.

T-Rex Sweater ($74.95), Amazon—Buy Now

Ugly Christmas Shirt

If sweaters and t-shirts aren’t your cup of egg nog, may we suggest this dapper button-down?

Ugly Christmas Shirt ($28.95), Amazon—Buy Now

Metallic Christmas Light Sweater

This one falls on the cute side of things, and we’d suggest pairing it with faux leather leggings!

Metallica Christmas Light Sweater ($79.95), Amazon—Buy Now

Star Wars Christmas Sweatshirt

A (Christmas) lightsaber battle is ideal for any Star Wars fan!

Star Wars Christmas Sweatshirt ($44.95), Amazon—Buy Now

“Bye, Buddy” Narwhal Sweater

Mr. Narwhal is arguably the best cameo character in Elf, are we right?

“Bye, Buddy” Narwhal Sweater ($49.95-$50.95), Amazon—Buy Now

Don’t Stop Believin’ Christmas Sweatshirt

You heard what Journey said. Bet you didn’t know that it doubled as a Christmas song.

Don’t Stop Believin’ Christmas Sweatshirt ($20.99-$28.95), Amazon—Buy Now

Reindeer Sweater

Another more classic than ugly sweater, we think it’s pretty cute and 100% party-ready.

Reindeer Sweater ($39.99), Amazon—Buy Now

Festivus Christmas Sweatshirt

Any Seinfeld fan will absolutely appreciate this sweatshirt!

Festivus Christmas Sweatshirt ($34.99-$36.99), Amazon—Buy Now

Reindeer Gainz Christmas Sweater

Look, if you’re going to continue rockin’ the gym through the season, you should absolutely brag about it.

Reindeer Gainz Christmas Sweater ($49.99), Amazon—Buy Now

Snowman Christmas Sweater Dress

The scarf belt is what really pulls it together, we think.

Snowman Christmas Sweater Dress ($59.95), Amazon—Buy Now

Chevron Christmas Sweater

This one toes the line between cute and ugly, but it’s also really soft so we’ll take either!

Chevron Christmas Sweater ($36.99), Amazon—Buy Now

After-Hours Santa Sweater

What does Santa do in his off-time? Drives around with alpacas, it seems. 

After-Hours Santa Sweater ($24.50), Macy’s—Buy Now

Christmas Sweater Apron

Flaunt your baking skills and festive fashion with one of these aprons!

Christmas Sweater Option ($34.00), Uncommon Goods—Buy Now

Sweater Weather Sweater

If you’d rather be a bit more subtle in your sweater selection, this is the one for you.

Sweater Weather Sweater ($30.00), Target—Buy Now

Rolling Stones Christmas Sweatshirt

Rock around the Christmas Tree in this rockin’ sweatshirt!

Rolling Stones Christmas Sweatshirt ($21.99), Target—Buy Now


For the Kids

Light-Up Drawing Christmas Tee

Kids can use this one over and over thanks to the mini light wand that comes with it!

Light-Up Drawing Christmas Tee ($25.00), Uncommon Goods—Buy Now

Dino Christmas Sweater

For the little dinosaur digger!

Dino Christmas Sweater ($48.00), Target—Buy Now

K9 Christmas Sweatshirt

Oh, howl-y night! 

K9 Christmas Sweatshirt ($25.99), Amazon—Buy Now

Pizza Christmas Sweater

Not all kiddos like traditional holiday food, and we’re totally fine with that!

Pizza Christmas Sweater ($29.95), Amazon—Buy Now

Hoodie Christmas Sweatsuit Set

A little sporty, a lot jolly—we’re in love with this sweatsuit.

Hoodie Christmas Sweatsuit Set ($28.99), Amazon—Buy Now

Santa Hat Christmas Dress

We aren’t excluding dresses from the list, especially not when they resemble a Christmas tree that Cindy Lou Who would wear!

Santa Hat Christmas Dress, ($21.95), Amazon—Buy Now

Construction Christmas Sweater

The yellow and black construction cone “trees” got us!

Construction Christmas Sweater ($20.99), Amazon—Buy Now

Santa Unicorn Christmas Sweatshirt

The non-traditional colors really make this one pop.

Santa Unicorn Christmas Sweatshirt ($25.99), Amazon—Buy Now

Santa is Calling Christmas Sweatshirt

Don’t ignore this one…

Santa is Calling Christmas Sweatshirt ($13.99-$14.99), Amazon—Buy Now


For the Pets

Ruff-ly Collar Pet Christmas Sweater

Keep them warm and whimsical in this ruff-ly Christmas sweater!

Ruff-ly Collar Pet Christmas Sweater ($13.99), Amazon—Buy Now

Antler Pet Christmas Sweater

This one comes with a hood that has attache antlers. Need we say more?

Antler Pet Christmas Sweater ($12.99), Amazon—Buy Now

Christmas Tree Pet Christmas Sweater

What if they wore a Christmas tree instead of destroying one?

Christmas Tree Pet Christmas Sweater ($14.99), Amazon—Buy Now

Joy Sequin Pet Sweater

Sequins pretty much scream the holidays. Uh…bark the holidays?

Joy Sequin Pet Sweater ($13.00), Target—Buy Now

Penguin Car Pet Christmas Sweatshirt

It. Has. Ear. Holes. In. The. Hood.

Penguin Car Pet Christmas Sweatshirt ($10.00), Target—Buy Now

Green Bobble Hoodie Pet Sweatshirt

This one works after the holidays, too.

Green Bobble Hoodie Pet Sweatshirt ($10.00), Target—Buy Now

 

Fair Isle Pet Christmas Sweater

This one comes in three color combinations and includes a pom-pom.

Fair Isle Pet Christmas Sweater ($40.00), Target—Buy Now

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