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- Donning an ugly Christmas sweater is a fun holiday tradition that any one can enjoy taking part in.
- Whether you want to go minimal or totally over the top, there’s an ugly Christmas sweater for you.
- For more holiday inspiration, check out all of our latest gift guides.
While most holiday parties warrant your winter best, there are plenty of occasions that call for more casual and fun wares — like ugly Christmas sweaters. Whether it’s for family photos or festive gatherings, you’ll probably want to have at least one on hand this winter season.
And when it comes to ugly Christmas sweaters, the bolder the better. There’s no better time to go for something over-the-top with 3D accents or a funky pattern you wouldn’t normally wear.
To make sure you have a shot at winning the ugly Christmas sweater contest in your future, we rounded up some hilarious options. We even added in some subtle designs if that’s more your style.
25 ugly Christmas sweaters to wear in 2021:
A spirited sweater that pays homage to your favorite team
Since the football and holiday seasons overlap, a sweater that pulls double duty for both occasions just makes sense. There are options for every NFL team, and plenty of different designs to choose from.
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