15 ugly Christmas sweaters to celebrate the season

Dec 22, 2018, 4:26 AM | Updated: Dec 23, 2020, 9:43 am
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Ugly Christmas sweaters have become as much of a Christmas tradition as eggnog and mistletoe.

You can find dozens if not hundreds of Christmas sweaters for sale on sites like Amazon. But how did this trend start?

According to Complex, it began in the 1950s when clothing known as “Jingle Bell Sweaters” were introduced. As Christmas was becoming more commercial, these sweaters pioneered the ugly Christmas sweater.

Fast forward to the 1980s. According to ThoughtCo, Bill Cosby helped popularize the ugly sweater on “The Cosby Show.” In addition, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and the Griswold family helped contribute to the ugly sweater’s fame.

According to Time, the ugly sweater’s prevalence faded in the 1990s. However, it has been making a comeback.

Based on data gathered from Google Trends, the number of searches for ugly sweaters has exploded since 2014.

Here are 15 ugly Christmas sweaters found on Amazon.

All sweaters were available at the time of publishing, unless otherwise noted.

Women’s Santa Claus Print Pullover

Price: $7.15-$26.99

Rating: 4.1 out of 5.0 stars

Rudolph Pom Pom Nose Christmas Jumper

Price: $9.00-$21.62

Rating: 4.1 out of 5.0

Festive Llama Sweater

Price: $21.62-$32.68

Rating: 4.7 out of 5.0 stars

Christmas Print Pullover

Price: $9.99-$26.99

Rating: 4.2 out of 5.0 stars

Let It Glow Sweater

Price: $15.84-$54.98

Rating: 4.6 out of 5.0 stars

Elf Hoodie

Price: $23.45-$52.98

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars

Light-up Christmas Tree Sweater

Price: $16.69-$34.99

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars

Snowflake Sweater

Price: $15.99-$36.99

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars

Stormtrooper Holiday Sweater

Price: $22.85-$34.99

Rating: 4.8 out of 5.0 stars

Walrus Holiday Sweater

Price: $11.73-$48.23

Rating: 4.2 out of 5.0 stars

Christmas Tree With Suspenders Sweater

Price: $39.95

Rating: 4.6 out of 5.0 stars

Vintage Knit Sweater

Price: $19.99

Rating: 4.4 out of 5.0 stars

Shining Reindeer Pullover

Price: $19.99-$27.99

Rating: 4.2 out of 5.0 stars

Two Person Knit Pullover

Price: $15.99

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Holiday Sasquatch Sweater

Price: $26-$33.90

Rating: 4.6 out of 5.0 stars

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15 ugly Christmas sweaters to celebrate the season