Ugly Christmas sweaters blend holiday tradition with modern humor.
What is the origin of the Ugly Christmas Sweater?
Most likely it began in Santa's workshop.
As a kid, the last possible thing you wanted to find on Christmas
Morning was clothing of any variety. Other than socks, getting an
ugly sweater was the worst.
Unfortunately, ugly Christmas sweaters had originally been designed
with the intention of being fashionable. Over the years, after
much ridiculed they have turned into a form of joke. Now they are
purposely made to look unappealing.
The concept of the ugly Christmas sweater began to take root in the
The 1989 film, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, is frequently
cited in the Ugly Sweater history. Although Chevy Chase’s sweaters in
the film tend to be more traditional than the over-the-top. Comedian
Bill Cosby, who played Dr. Cliff Huxtable in the 1980s sitcom "The Cosby
Show," was also known for wearing rather load sweaters. He wore
gaudy knits known as Cosby sweaters. The Cosby Sweater was a
sweater worn By BILL COSBY on the TV show THE COSBY SHOW. The sweaters
were designed by KOOS VAN DEN AKKER, a NYC designer who is famous for
his wild collaged garments.
There has been a noticeable revival of ugly Christmas sweater themed
parties where people make fun of themselves, friends, or their parents
who loved the festive looks and had thought that the sweaters were cute.
The Rise of Ugly Christmas Sweater Party:
In the past, people wanted to hide in a corner if they had to wear a
nasty looking sweater that they received as a gift from a loved one.
Although embarrassed to wear the garment, it would be too insulting to
the gift-giver if it was not worn. Today, the hideous designs are
often embraced & cherished rather than hidden and shunned. Now special parties are thrown for
people to display their worst.
the Ugly Christmas Sweater party has become an annual tradition in
which anyone can be as funny as they would like.
Make your ugly Christmas sweater party a huge hit with an ultimate
guide of ugly Christmas sweater party ideas. Decorations, invitations,
awards, games and more can be found online.
You can go as tame or crazy as you want to go, but we definitely
suggest going crazy if you are brave hearted. Let loose for the
If you are planning to host an "ugly Christmas sweater party", you
may want to consider the following tips.
- Invitation: make sure you are clear to inform your guests that
the theme is "ugly sweaters". It is sort of like a Halloween
costumer party. If you don't explain the theme, it can go
- Decoration: as with all good parties, don't forget to dress up
- Food: obviously make sure that the food is fabulous.
- Photography: you "must" capture the glory of the event. If
the person was brave enough to wear that sweater, they are hopefully
brave enough to be photographed wearing it.
- Games: if you are requesting your guests to get dressed up in
their worst, you should consider rewarding them for their efforts.
Voting for the best of the worst is often fun for everyone involved
(except for those spoiled sports that never like to lose).
What are ugly Christmas sweaters made of?
The crimp of wool fibers makes for a dense, somewhat porous fabric.
Body heat warms air trapped inside the wool, making it an extremely
practical option for those living in cold climates. Wool is also highly
absorbent, which actually keeps the wearer dry. The fibers can soak up
nearly a quarter of their weight and still keep you warm.
Wool is a fantastic fiber for
of wool). However, "ugly" sweaters are not conventional.
Ugly holiday sweaters are often made of synthetic fibers such as
Be cautious of the
Christmas sweater itch.
Are you looking to make a DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater? You don't
have to knit the sweater from scratch. You can purchase a sweater
and do the "DIY" portion by
embellishing the sweater with hideous ornamentation.
Here are a few examples from previous holidays.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters 2017
Christmas Sweaters 2016
Knitting by definition is the process of using needles to loop or
knot yarn together to create a garment or piece of fabric.
Knitting Christmas sweaters was a perfect past time for grandmothers to
knit sweaters for grand children. Often resulting in an ugly but
In the opinion of Apparel Search, the absolute best ugly Christmas
sweaters are do it yourself projects. The DIY sweaters should
always win the awards over store bought versions. DIY ugly
Christmas sweaters are always fun.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters.
You will even find ugly Christmas sweaters that are not actually
sweaters. You will find t-shirts that get into the holiday spirit
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