Ugly holiday sweaters you'll actually love

Banu Ibrahim
Updated 20th December 2017

Story highlights

  • Ugly holiday sweaters are a staple during the winter season. These larger-than-life designs by are perfect for your next holiday party.

There are holiday sweaters out there that are good, bad, and just plain ugly. Those that fall into the last category are usually dubbed official "ugly sweaters" for their larger-than-life designs that are a perfect mix of cringeworthy and nostalgic. Nowadays, these kitschy designs have become a staple during the holiday season. There are even entire websites dedicated to selling them.

One of the better-known purveyors is Its offerings live up to its name; the website sells a variety of out-there and borderline ridiculous holiday knitwear in the name of some holiday fun. Think Rudolph's red nose getting a fidget spinner upgrade, or a #Elfie (an elf selfie) design. UglyChristmasSweater also lets users create their own designs online if they can't find what they're looking for.

While these likely will only be worn at one time of the year, they really do make for a memorable holiday outfit -- and a few good laughs, too.

Ahead, we've pulled together some of the site's knitwear you'll want to consider for your family gatherings, work parties and everything in between. But fair warning: Wearing one of these could make you the life of the party.

Note: Prices below reflect the listed retailer's price at time of publication.

Women's Dabbin' Santa Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt ($22.95;

Santa's got the moves.

Women's Green Filthy Animal Sweater ($44.99;

Because is it really the holidays if you haven't watched "Home Alone" on repeat?

Women's #Elfie Hashtag Ugly Christmas Sweater ($49.99;

Great ready to get your 'gram on.

Women's Yeti to Party Abominable Snowman Light up LED Ugly Sweater ($59.99;

Lights, yeti, action.

Women's Black 3-D Sweater with Stuffed Moose ($67.95;

The moose is loose on this sweater.

Santa's Favorite Reindeer Fidget Spinner Ugly Christmas Sweater ($59.99;

If Rudolph were a millennial.

Sequin Candy Cane Blazer Jacket ($49.99;

For your "classier" holiday affairs.

A Christmas Story Bunny Union Suit Pajama ($59.99;

We triple dog dare ya to wear this onesie for Christmas.

Harry Potter Owl Deathly Hallows Sweater ($56.99;

I solemnly swear I am up to no good ... in this sweater.

LED Fireplace Sweater ($59.99;

A perfect gift for those who light up your life.