The Inevitable Ugly Sweater Party

15 11 2011

There are a few things that seem inevitable every year, once Halloween is over. The first is that stores start too early to put up their “holiday” (see, Christmas) decorations. Another thing that is bound to happen, is that someone in your circle of friends will either think about or actually follow through with having an Ugly Sweater Party. No party in your future? I’ve also heard of Ugly Sweater bar crawls as well.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, the Ugly Sweater Party is purely an ironic happening. (Think: Hipsters.) Tacky, holiday sweaters were especially popular in the 1970s-90s, and if you’ve ever been at the receiving end of one of these fine articles of clothing, I’m sure you were tremendously horrified. Thankfully, I have never experienced getting an ugly sweater and to which I thank my family and friends.

But what are you to do when you are then invited to an Ugly Sweater Party? Why, you go buy one of course. Unfortunately in this case, many stores and designers have realized that nobody actually wants to wear these rags, so it has become harder and harder to find these gaudy gems. Frankly, I think there should be a store that only sells ugly holiday sweaters. Imagine the popularity the stores would garner around the late fall and winter seasons!

But sadly, these such stores do not actually exist (at least to my knowledge). So in lieu of that, I am bringing you some of the best of the worst of the ugly holiday sweater! Everyone shudder with me…

Ho Ho Ho Oh No

Because even flamingos need an unreasonably long stocking too...

That snowman needs to either leave or go back behind the sweater.

Just a friendly reminder to take some Pepto Bismol, eh?

Ugly sweaters on an ugly sweater. Will it ever stop?!?

Even Jews can get in on the fun too!

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