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11 Magnificently Ugly Christmas Sweaters

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11 Magnificently Ugly Christmas Sweaters

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.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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6:04PM PST on Jan 27, 2012

number 3 wasn't so bad.. id where it

3:25PM PST on Jan 21, 2012

Yikes. Please stick to decorating trees!

4:50AM PST on Jan 12, 2012

They're not so bad...

9:36AM PST on Jan 9, 2012

Some of these are not so bad, some are just good for a laugh!

2:36PM PST on Jan 3, 2012

I like holiday sweaters (or sweaters in general). A few of these I did not care for that much, but the rest of them, I liked or loved. Is an article about Christmas sweaters published on this site every year? That makes sense I guess.

4:47AM PST on Dec 28, 2011

Beautiful. Light subject matter of course, but well written and funny! It's hard to make me laugh, but this one did.

8:42AM PST on Dec 24, 2011

What fun!!!

9:40PM PST on Dec 23, 2011

These are adorable!

4:49AM PST on Dec 23, 2011

My oh my! What an exquisite display of human creativity! :)

2:28AM PST on Dec 23, 2011

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Why must these type of articles have to take up soooooo many pages???

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