Until reading about the evolution of the Ugly Christmas Sweater, I was not aware of just how popular the ugly Christmas sweater is. I wanted to believe that my friends and I had thrown the first ugly Christmas sweater party in history. In other words, I was certain that I was the first ever to wrap myself in itchy wool and ironic jingle bells while drinking warm cider in the dead of winter with my friends.
This year I think I will be the first to wear them genuinely. No ulterior motive, just a celebration of all things merry and bright written all over my sweater. When people ask me why I wear them all the time, I will respond by saying, “Because I love Christmas.” Then I will wink in the direction of the North Pole. Or is that already a thing too?
I will also be buying each and every one of my siblings one. What better way to ring in the holiday cheer than with all four siblings wearing red “Merry Christmas You Filthy Animal” sweaters while Home Alone (as per Christmas usual) plays in the background? The answer is, nothing. There is nothing that would make my siblings and I happier than that! So do what you must, but know, that no good Christmas without ugly Christmas sweaters goes unpunished.5k