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Your calendar may be packed with cocktail parties and formal dinners from now through New Year’s, but we all know the event you’re looking forward to the most is that ugly holiday sweater party. Leave those little black dresses and sparkly sheaths at home and, instead, reach for a light-up knit, a two-person pullover or even something from Whoopi Goldberg’s new collection. (You heard us.) Here, 15 ugly sweaters to help spread some holiday cheer.

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Forever 21

Forever 21 Fireplace Christmas Sweater

Everyone will want to cozy up to you in this fireside knit.

Buy it ($30)

Available in sizes S to L


ASOS DESIGN Curve christmas embellished oversized sweater

Perfect for the gal who would love to shout her love for the holidays from the rooftops, but doesn't actually want to venture out onto the rooftop. These bold, oversize letters should do the trick.

Buy it ($48)

Available in sizes 14 to 24

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Blizzard Bay Ugly Christmas Sweater Light Up

This cat-covered pullover will help you light up any room you enter. No, seriously—it has built in Christmas lights.

Buy it ($35)

Available in sizes S to XXL


Topshop Knitted Christmas Nutcracker Sweater

For those who embrace the all-black-everything lifestyle, we think you can make an exception for this nutcracker and ballerina duo.

Buy it ($75)

Available in sizes XS to XL

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Whoopi's Top Pick

Whoopi Goldberg is designing the sweaters of our dreams for her second collection in a row. Keep on crushing it, Whoopi.

Buy it ($71)

Available in sizes XS to XL


Forever21 Plus Size Pom Pom Christmas Sweater

While we kind of wish those bells were real, we don't any of our friend will mind the fact that this sweater doesn't ring every time we so much as breathe.

Buy it ($35)

Available in sizes 0X to 3X

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Blizzard Bay Hanukkah Sweater

Seth Cohen would definitely approve. 

Buy it ($30)

Available in sizes S to XL

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Forever 21

A Pullover That Has It All

Sequins and patches and snowflakes, oh my!

Buy it ($28)

Available in sizes XS to XL

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Tipsy Elves

Tipsy Elves Ugly Christmas Tree Sweater with Suspenders

Props to Tipsy Elves for proving pom-poms are not just for cheerleaders.

Buy it ($50)

Available in sizes XS to XXL

Lands' End

Lands' End Holiday Hedgehog Cotton Christmas Crewneck Sweater

Nothing about this sweater makes sense...and that's exactly why we love it.

Buy it ($35)

Available in sizes XS to XL

Dolls Kill


The yeti's string of lights actually light up so both you and your cozy yeti friend can party the night away.

Buy it ($60)

Available in sizes S to XL

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A Two-Person Pullover

Get closer than close with your BFF or significant other in this roomy two-person sweater.

Buy it ($39)

Available in sizes XS to XL

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Blizzard Bay Ugly Christmas Sweater Cat

Your love of kittens will stop at nothing, not even Christmas.

Buy it ($39)

Available in sizes S to XXL

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tipsy elves

Tipsy Elves Gaudy Garland Ugly Christmas Cardigan

Truly the ugliest sweater of them all.

Buy it ($65)

Available in sizes XS to 5XL


Ugly Christmas Sweater Make Your Own Ugly Christmas Sweater

Don’t think any of these sweaters are nearly ugly enough? Pick up a DIY kit for a one-of-a-kind creation that is guaranteed to be the hideous jumper of your dreams.

Buy it ($25)

Available in sizes XS to XXL

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