Call me crazy, but I adore a good ugly Christmas sweater. Perhaps it’s my penchant for underdogs. The ugliest root vegetables, the Charlie Brown Christmas tree, the frumpy pet–they put me in a swoon far deeper than their more-perfect counterparts could ever come close to. But when it comes to sweaters, I don’t know. Although for many, an ugly Christmas sweater might encourage wishes for moths (albeit a new species of polyester-eating moth for this genre of jumpers) I feel nothing but a (slightly irritated) fondness for the earnest spangled tops. With that in mind, I gathered a gaggle of some of the ugliest, festively festooned sweaters I could find. Which one do you love-hate the most?
Pictured above: Kudos to Coke for managing an excess of product placement in a sweater. Demerits for the creepy pyramid of mutant revelers, including Button Face and Sawed-in-Half Girl.