Since 2011, National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day has grown to be an international event. Now occurring on the third Friday of December, the celebration gives holiday lovers worldwide a chance to wear their ugly Christmas sweaters.
In 2014, they partnered with Save the Children in their “Make the World Better with a Sweater” campaign.
Each year, ugly Christmas sweater wearers, decorate, shop, and do their darndest to out ugly last year’s ugliest sweater. Whether they sport the most lights or colors, bells or characters, ugly sweater wearers find the most ribbon and felt ladened sweaters and festoon them with glitter so blinding no Dustbuster invented will capture the wave left behind. The sweaters serve as beacons of light so bright, Rudolph himself will someday be out of a job.
However, don’t be sad. So often Rudolph is featured on many of the sweaters. Elfs, donkeys, snowmen, and many other holiday characters we love and adore find their way to these ugly monstrosities. It’s all part of the fascination with the holiday. So, join in the fun. Celebrate and donate, too.
HOW TO OBSERVE #UglyChristmasSweaterDay
Try these tips to take the prize:
- Animal or cartoon characters with a holiday theme give sweaters a kitsch feel. Think reindeer, snowmen, mice, kittens or elves.
- Select ridiculous colors. The more they clash, the better.
- Embellish. Scratch that. Over-embellish! Pom-poms, bells, felt, tinsel, or any other glittery, jingly items lying around the house.
- Add a collar, dickey, or ruffle.
- Electrify it! Put Rudolph to shame and go to the head of the team with bright, flashing lights!
- Give it some 80s flair with shoulder pads.
Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater. Use #UglyChristmasSweaterDay or #ChristmasSweaterDay to post on social media.Wrap up your holiday shopping with Holiday Deals
NATIONAL UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER DAY HISTORY
In 2011, ugly Christmas sweater lovers created National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day as a way to lighten up the busy holidays and to show off their absurdly, ugly sweaters. The day has grown in popularity and is celebrated worldwide.
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- National Sock Day
- National Flip Flop Day
- National Legwear Day
- National Dress in Blue Day
- Wear Two Different Colored Shoes Day
- National Lost Sock Memorial Day
- National Secondhand Wardrobe Day
- National Odd Socks Day
- Straw Hat Month
- Crazy Socks Day
- National Tartan Day
- National Tweed Day
- Official Lost and Found Day
- National Argyle Day
- National Umbrella Month
- Wear Blue Day
- National Dress Day
- National Denim Day
- National Zipper Day
- National Nylon Stocking Day
- National Tailor’s Day
- National Felt Hat Day
- National Felt Hat Month
- National Wear A Dress Day
- National Wear Red Day
- National Scarf Day
- National Fashion Day
- National Underwear Day
- National Thrift Shop Day
- National Bow Tie Day
- National Tie Month
- International Lace Day
- National Lace Day
- National Plus Size Appreciation Day
- National Handbag Day
- Wear Something Gaudy Day
- National No Beard Day
- National Count Your Buttons Day
- National Button Day
- Fur Free Friday
- Faux Fur Friday
- International Sweater Vestival
- Ear muff Day
- Wear Brown Shoes Day
- Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
- National Bikini Day