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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 sweaterparty. 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, 12 ugly sweaters to help spread some holiday cheer.

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Forever 21

A Graphic Jumper

Punch this baby up with some leather leggings and you won’t even be all that embarrassed. 

Forever 21 ($23)


An Ornament Sweater

For those who embrace the all-black-everything lifestyle, we think you can make an exception for these sparkling ornaments.

Topshop ($125)

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A Chrismukkah Celebration

Seth Cohen would definitely approve. 

Blizzard Bay ($29)

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The Cat Lady’s Christmas Sweatshirt

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

KSJK ($21)

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Lord & Taylor

Whoopi’s Top Pick

Whoopi Goldberg just made her fashion designer debut with a collection of ugly holiday sweaters. Because of course she did.

Whoopi Goldberg ($139)

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A Tinseled Topper

Why should your tree have all the fun? Wrap that tinsel around yourself instead.

Ten Sixty Sherman ($42)

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A Color-Blocked Vest

Live out your Garth and Kat dreams with a retro turtleneck-vest combo. 

Target ($23)

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Forever 21

A Punny Pullover

But first, let me take an #elfie.

Forever 21 ($25)

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A Totally Lit Knit

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

Retro Fit ($35)

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Tipsy Elves

A Three-Dimensional Jumper

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

Tipsy Elves ($59)

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A Two-Person Pullover

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

Boohoo ($39)

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A Crafty Solution

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.

Buckle ($19)

Opening image: Sequins & Things

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