Christmas is often characterized as a joyous holiday filled with family get-togethers, tree decorating and gift giving. What better way to celebrate this than by sporting something that's sure to spread some holiday cheer: an ugly Christmas sweater.
Ugly Christmas sweaters were once something only your grandmother would have in her closet, but now they're loved and flaunted by many. With so many options, from actually cute to straight-up hilarious, you'll want to get one of these ugly sweaters for your holiday celebration this year. We found some of the trendiest, best ugly Christmas sweaters on the market, according to shoppers. Bonus: Shopping early means these picks will arrive well before Dec. 25 — but if you prefer of-the-moment satisfaction, you can arrange for in-store pickup at some retailers!
Best ugly Christmas sweaters
Get the kids to join in on the fun with this sweater from Hanna Andersson that features a row of Buddy the Elf figures bordered by fun graphics and the phrase "raised by elves."
Dance along with Santa and the elf who are both in full party mode on this sweater. Their dance battle is bordered by a string of lights that add that final chaotic piece every good ugly Christmas sweater needs. If this one isn't your style, there are nine others available to choose from.
"Oh snap" is taken to a literal level on this sweater that features an injured gingerbread person using a candy cane-style crutch.
You can't go wrong with a holiday classic. This bright and bold holiday sweater features the Grinch in all of his mischievous wonder, accompanied by his sweet pup (and assistant of mischief) Max.
People won't be able to look away from this reindeer sweater that has real bulbs adorning its antlers and a scarf wrapped around its neck. It has six different light modes and also comes in red and blue.
If you're a cat lover or have one in your life, this sweater will become their (or your) new favorite thing. It can be customized with one of three pre-selected phrases — Cat Mom, Cat Dad or Cat Mum — or you can put in your own title. You can also put up to eight cats on it (choose one of four breeds for each) along with their names!
And of course dog lovers need a sweater, too! This one from Etsy comes in 12 different designs and has space for two pets that will appear adorned in their best festive gear.
The "Corn Kid" and his sweet love of corn on the cob took social media by storm. If you still can't get the remixed song out of your head (don't worry — neither can we) or if you just really love corn, this sweater is perfect for you.
This sweater from Macy's manages to be trendy and merry all at the same time. This is a great option for someone who doesn't want to be too daring — the Fair Isle jacquard print says holidays without being overbearing.
Ranging from a tipsy snowman to a lazy Santa, Funziez! sweaters bring the funny without the steep price tag.
For those that want to be festive but keep it stylish, this adorable sweater dress is for you. It comes in 15 different designs, all with different knitted Christmas characters on the front. Most importantly, it has pockets!
Convince someone who's not so jolly to wear a fun Christmas sweater with this hilarious matching sweater set. One person sports a shirt that says, "I don't do matching sweaters," while the other one says, "But I do."
Alright, this is one sweater option that is just straight-up cute. This red stitched sweater vest is a trendy way to sport a Christmas sweater and can be worn all winter long.
This sweater cardigan is loved by Amazon shoppers. In fact, over 1,900 verified shoppers have rated it a perfect five stars. It's cute, comfy and comes in four different holiday-themed patterns.
Flaunt a furry friend on your shoulder with this hilarious 3D sweater. Inspired by a tale of accidentally taking home a squirrel when you pick out a Christmas tree, everyone will go nuts for this adorable top.
Grab a friend, family member or partner and deck the halls in this two-person sweater. It's sort of like getting two for the price of one?
Pet lovers are going to go crazy for this ugly sweater. You can customize this sweater with your pet's photo, or better yet, give it as a gift to someone in your life who's obsessed with their pet.
This ugly sweater was designed with the party animal in mind. People will love playing rounds of beer pong right on the front of your sweater. The plastic cups are detachable and the ping pong ball is included.
The maker behind this sweater was looking for a way to sport a fun Christmas sweater but couldn't find a sweater for her son. When she realized she would have to wear a baby carrier anyway, the parent and baby sweater combo was born. Look after your newborn while still joining in on the ugly sweater fun.
What's better than an ugly sweater? An interactive ugly sweater! Kids and adults alike will love playing ring toss right on your shirt. You're sure to be the talk of the party with this one.
With a sewn-in stocking smacked front and center of this sweater, you can store goodies (including — but not limited to — a full-sized wine bottle) and strut your stuff at the same time.
This sweater takes ugly Christmas sweaters to a completely new level. Featuring a mechanical Santa that literally climbs into a chimney attached to the front of the shirt, you'll be the talk of the Christmas gathering for weeks.
It's always a good time for tinsel. By far one of the most dazzling, festive options on our list, this button-up cardigan is perfect for the holiday season.