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Ugly Christmas Sweater - A group of people fathered around a Christmas Tree wearing ugly Christmas Sweaters

Whether we celebrate them or not, the Ugly Christmas Sweater has become a holiday tradition rivaling the likes of Elf on the Shelf and Frosty the Snowman. Check out these tips on how to create and celebrate the perfect ugly sweater this holiday season:

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Galore

Need to purchase a really horrendous holiday sweater for an upcoming party, gag gift or to enter our Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest? Shop at online stores like Tipsy Elves® , Amazon or the NFL Shop to buy themed sweaters featuring everything from Santa and his reindeer to a T. Rex  to your favorite professional football team.

Home for the Holidays Hideousness

Be an original and create your own. All it takes is a bit of creativity and a trip to stores like Jo-Ann Fabrics and/or Michaels® to get everything you need. Or, if you prefer a little bit of guidance, check out these DIY tips on how to create an Ugly Christmas Tie Tree Sweater or a Glitzy Reindeer Sweater with just a glue gun, fabric, and old holiday ties.

Sock It To Me Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Sport your favorite Collegiate Team’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Socks. Strideline offers fancy foot-warmers with your favorite Pac-12, Big 10, SEC and other team’s logo and holiday hoopla- making them the perfect stocking stuffer. Bucky Badger and Sparky the Sun Devil have never looked so dashing.

Tail Waggin’ Ugliness

Ugly Christmas Sweater - Silk terrier dressed in ugly Christmas Sweater in front of Christmas tree

Keep your pet warm and ugly at the same time with an Ugly Christmas Sweater of their own-  it will make a great holiday photo to share with your friends on social sites. At Doctors Foster and Smith®, you can purchase everything from sweaters to pajamas to even elf hats.

Celebrate Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Check out these tips on how to put together an awesome Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. For scrumptious and adorable Ugly Christmas Sweater Cookies try out these suggestions with our sugar cookie recipe.

Get Your Ugly Christmas Sweater Game Face On

Ugly Christmas Sweater- Knitted Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest on red sweater with white yard

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is slated for December 16th, giving you plenty of time to get your ugly on and snap a photo for our Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest.

To enter, simply submit your Ugly Christmas Sweater Photo and a brief caption to our Facebook Contest in December. And then encourage friends and family to vote for your photo every day during the voting period. The sweaters with the most votes will win $100, $75 or $50 Visa® Gift Cards for their owners.

Need to buy an Ugly Christmas Sweater? There’s still time to rein in holiday savings with our special Black Friday Visa Credit Card Offers to help you buy everything you need to put the “ugly” into Christmas.

Do you have any tips on creating an Ugly Christmas Sweater or throwing a party to celebrate its ugliness? If so, please share:

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