You’re almost all set for the holidays. You’ve made a dent in that gift list and checked it twice, your stockings are hung (by the chimney with care, of course) and you’re blasting Mariah’s version of ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ on repeat. Now all you need is the true icon of the season: the ugly holiday sweater.
These light-up knits, pun-covered pullovers and tinsel-strewn cardigans have become a December tradition we look forward to almost as much as the Starbucks holiday cup reveal or binge-watching Elf over and over again as we eat gingerbread by the handful. Here, 25 ugly Christmas sweater ideas—from the good and the bad to the truly hideous, including five to DIY—to help spread the holiday cheer.