I don’t know where exactly it got started (Bill Cosby’s character Cliff Huxtable has been cited as a pioneer), but Ugly Christmas Sweaters have been all the rage during the holidays throughout the past decade or so. I mean, knit ugly sweaters have been a thing for quite some time, but I feel like it’s only recently that people started wearing them ironically as a way to celebrate the season.
And there have been all kinds of ridiculous ugly christmas sweater designs that have come down the pipes in recent years.
One of my favourites that I’ve ever seen is this one:
I’ve got a single ugly Christmas sweater myself, and it’s been the envy of many metalheads I’ve met in the couple years since I got it:
Now, I’m always ready for the Psycho Holidays.
That being said, some of the best ugly Christmas sweaters I’ve ever seen have been homemade creations (like the mirror one above).
Here’s another great one:
But, being the music fan that I am, this one might take the cake as my favourite I’ve seen this year:
How better to accessorize your ugly sweater than with musical instruments you can actually play a song with? That’s a pretty impressive rendition of Carol of the Bells that would require more coordination and memorization than I would care to bother with – but this may be my favourite version of the song that doesn’t involve the wailing guitars of Trans-Siberian Orchestra…
Though, if that musical sweater performance impressed you, this one might blow you away:
You know, I generally identify as someone who doesn’t enjoy the holidays a whole lot (it’s always so damn busy everywhere!), but these folks inspire me to be better at being festive.