An ugly Christmas sweater used to be a typical gift from a well-meaning relative. You might have worn the sweater to avoiding hurting anyone’s feelings or as an ironic holiday statement eccentric enough for you to stand out in a crowd, or been a purchase by a teacher such as myself. At one point in time during my teaching career I had enough holiday themed sweaters to wear a different one for two weeks straight. And I might add the same for Halloween. Lucky I did not purge myself of all themed wear and still have four.
This is my favorite reindeer themed sweater-perfect for the party.
This trend faded in the 90’s, but resurfaced once again around 2001. This hot fashion trend has been steadily on the rise as ugly Christmas sweaters and parties are once again highly fashionable. Thrift and vintage stores are selling out and major retailers are even selling the outdated winter wear. I read once where one reindeer-emblazoned sweater even went for $282.59 on eBay. Even Jimmy Fallon has chimed in on the tacky Christmas trend on The Late Night Show with his parody found on youtube the 12 Days of Christmas Sweaters .