25 Ugly Christmas Sweater Ideas

You are probably curious why I decided to write about ugly Christmas sweater ideas from all the holiday topics out there? Well, here’s the deal:

A few years back, my dear husband threw me a birthday party. Also, an important fact: my birthday falls during the magical month of December. So, not only do I get all of the joys of Christmas but they are intermingled with my birthday. So, it’s always a lot of fun.

Anyway, back to the party! So, my husband handed me a package, right? I thought: “it’s going to be my birthday present.” So, I opened it up, and inside was the ugliest Christmas sweater I had ever seen in my life. Then, he told me to put it on and he went and got one himself. Later on in the evening, I discovered my husband threw me an ugly Christmas sweater party for my birthday. So. Much. Fun.

25 Ugly Christmas Sweater Ideas

Therefore, ugly Christmas sweaters are fun to wear during the holiday season and not just at parties. Just show off your inner elf by sporting the gaudiest sweater you can find!

Not to mention that, if you’re really feeling the holiday spirit, you can make your own ugly Christmas sweater!

Our Favorite Ugly Christmas Sweater Ideas

Today, I’m bringing you 25 of the ugliest, tackiest, most holly jolly Christmas sweater ideas the internet has ever seen. Therefore, you’ll look so shiny that Santa might just have you lead his sleigh and give Rudolph the day off.

Also, feel free to get inspired by them and even improvise a little. I always say that your ideas are the best improvements when it comes to products you create for yourself. Just do you and it will become the cutest ugliest Christmas sweater you’ll own.

1. Lightup Christmas Tree Sweater

Lightup Christmas Tree Sweater

So, either this guy is super thrilled about his ugly Christmas sweater or he is ashamed to be wearing it. However, I can’t tell if that facial expression is of pure pride or humiliation! And that’s the fun in it! What a crazy Christmas sweater!

Moreover, I love how the lights on the tree actually light up! anyway, I hope his sweater doesn’t burn out any bulbs. Not to mention that I don’t think this sweater would be too hard to make. Plus, you can trim your sweater tree in any color scheme that you want.

2. Bottle Cap Christmas Sweater

Bottle Cap Christmas Sweater

Wow! That’s a lot of bottle caps all for the sake of making an ugly Christmas sweater. Therefore, I give this lady a lot of credit for coming up with such a creative idea, though. Not only is she sporting a holly jolly sweater of tackiness, but she’s also recycling!

Santa just may leave her something extra special under the tree this year.

3. Tree Climbing Santa Sweater

Tree Climbing Santa Sweater

Is this even a sweater? It looks more like a Christmas decoration. Like, this guy should be sitting on a table as a centerpiece.

So, I’m guessing he is the winner of the ugly Christmas sweater contest. Just check out that toy train on the hem of the sweater! Very cool.

4. Christmas Sparkle Tree Sweater

Christmas Sparkle Tree Sweater

So, I really think this sweater idea is really cute! However, the sweater itself isn’t over the top. Now, that all becomes a different story when she raises her arms up and becomes an actual Christmas tree.

Additionally, this sweater probably isn’t very hard to make. Plus, you get to wrap yourself in garland. What could be better than that?

5. Ugly Rudolph Sweater Vest

Ugly Rudolph Sweater Vest

This sweater is more cute than ugly. Who wouldn’t want to show up at the company Christmas party wearing Santa’s favorite reindeer on their chest?

Also, I love all of the tinsel and ornaments. Even the Red-Nosed reindeer is sporting a Christmas bowtie and scarf. Adorable!

6. National Lampoon’s Sweater

National Lampoon's Sweater

Cousin Eddie would be so proud! Just look at how realistic that squirrel is. Honestly, if I saw someone wearing this sweater I’d probably do a double-take because of that rodent! It looks like it is going to crawl right up into that lady’s hair.

So, if you are a guy or girl who likes to drink a frosty brew during the holidays, this is the ugly Christmas sweater for you. Doesn’t the squirrel look happy? Perhaps, it’s just a little tipsy. In addition, I love how the “cheers” look a little shaky. Maybe, whoever made this sweater was sipping on some suds while they made it too.

7. Bumble Christmas Sweater

 Bumble Christmas Sweater

This sweater totally steals my heart because I am a mega Rudolph movie fan. Just look at the bumble’s crazy eyes! Haha! So, he either really feels the Christmas spirit or he’s been sipping the eggnog.

8. Reindeer Candy Sweater

Reindeer Candy Sweater

When your kiddo wants to know where Christmas candy and holiday decorations come from just show him this sweater. I don’t think your wee one will be asking for any more candy canes, haha!

Therefore, this sweater is really clever and also a lot of fun!

9. Light ’em Up Sweater

Light 'em Up Sweater

I LOVE these DIY lighted sweaters. Nothing says “holiday spirit” like an ugly sweater that illuminates the room when you walk in. So, just check out all of those winter-themed decorations!

Moreover, this sweater looks simple to make and extremely budget-friendly.

10. Christmas Tree Tie Sweater

Christmas Tree Tie Sweater

What a clever way to use ugly holiday ties! All this sweater requires is a regular red, green, gold, or silver ribbed shirt and your choice of Christmas ties. Equally important, make sure you choose some gaudy bows for the sleeves and top of the “tree”.

I bet I could find some pretty awesome ties in my grandpa’s closet.

11. Reindeer and Wreath Sweater

 Reindeer and Wreath Sweater

Now, this sweater is glorious! It’s ugly, gaudy, and very sparkly! You would definitely make yourself remembered at the company Christmas party when you showed up in this frock.

However, if Christmas isn’t about bringing joy to your family, friends, and mates, what is it about? Eventually, this is the reason I created this list of ugly Christmas sweater ideas – for laughs and holiday vibes!

12. Cat Lady Sweater

Cat Lady Sweater

Are you a cat lady? Maybe, you’re a cat man. Whatever the case may be, this sweater is seriously ugly. That’s why I love it so much! It’s cute, simple, and totally captures cat-lady problems during the holiday season.

13. Poinsettia Ugly Sweater

Poinsettia Ugly Sweater

I don’t know what I like more; the sweater or this guy’s face. Does he not look like a jolly little elf? He must be super proud of that ugly poinsettia sweater. However, I know that I sure would be!

In addition, I LOVE holiday poinsettias so I might just make this ugly Christmas sweater.

14. Ugly Horse Sweater

Ugly Horse Sweater

Okay, so this guy went all out with his ugly holiday sweater. The horse head adds an extra touch of ugliness, don’t you think so?

This Christmas sweater is epic on so many levels. It makes me want to start neighing like a pony. Haha!

15. Ugly Candy Can Sweater

Ugly Candy Can Sweater

Next, this sweater is ugly and simple. To me, it says, “I waited until the last minute to make my ugly sweater for the holiday party”.

All you need is a plain sweater, a few candy canes, some garland, ornaments, and hot glue. You’ll instantly have an ugly Christmas sweater.

16. Lighted Rudy Sweater

Lighted Rudy Sweater

This sweater is bright and gaudy. Exactly the way an ugly Christmas sweater should be. Plus, the Santa hat gives the outfit a nice kick of holiday cheer.

Also, I think Rudolph likes those lights!

17. Bountiful Bows Sweater

Bountiful Bows Sweater

Is this a sweater or an ugly Christmas dress? Whatever the case may be, I love it! This outfit isn’t even that ugly. Gaudy? You got it. However, it is cuter than anything else.

I love the bow skirt and garland around the neckline. How long do you think it took this girl to make this outfit?

18. Beared Santa Sweater

Beared Santa Sweater

Now, Santa’s beard is obnoxiously long! I bet this lady will be dipping her sweater in hot cocoa and buttered rum all evening long if she isn’t careful. However, that’s the fun in it! You can always make it uglier.

Also, this sweater can easily be a DIY project with a plastic Santa head, beard, and ornaments. Get creative!

19. DIY Gingerbread & Tree

DIY Gingerbread & Tree

This is a simple and cute way to show off your holiday spirit. These charming “ugly” Christmas sweaters are easy to make and are super cost-efficient. The blogger who made these sweaters said she only invested $1!

Not to mention that these ugly sweaters are perfect for couples.

20. Pregnant Mama Sweater

Pregnant Mama Sweater

Pregnant mamas want to get in on the ugly Christmas sweater fun, too! Isn’t this an adorable idea? I love how Rudolph’s nose is right on her belly! Super cute.

21. Mounted Deer Head

Mounted Deer Head

If you are going for something simple, this is the ugly Christmas sweater for you. It isn’t overly gaudy and I’m guessing it would be a breeze to make.

Morbid? Yes. This sweater is a little on the morbid side. After all, you’ve got a dead deer head on your chest. LOL!

22. Baby Ugly Sweater

Baby Ugly Sweater

Aw, how cute! Make your ugly Christmas sweater a family affair with a DIY sweater for your little one.

This sweater is so cute! However, I can’t even say that it is ugly because, how can it be? It’s being worn by a smiling, chubby baby.

23. Home Alone Sweater

Home Alone Sweater

If you are a Kevin Mcalister fan, this Home Alone Sweater is just what Santa ordered. It is a homemade classic!

Even though I’m not such a supporter of the movie, I have a couple of friends that are simply in love. So, this ugly Christmas sweater idea is the best gift for them. They can even wear it and watch their favorite film at the same time! How cool is that?!

24. Bow Sweater & Wine Cover

Bow Sweater & Wine Cover

This ugly Christmas sweater makes me laugh! Not only did she make a tacky holiday sweater for herself, but she also crafted one for her bottle of wine, too. That means friendship, man! You don’t let your best mate freeze!

Genius!

25. Christmas Tree Sweater for Your Furry Friend

Christmas Tree Sweater for Your Furry Friend

Last but not least, this ugly Christmas sweater idea for your puppy is one of my favorite for sure. Not to mention that is a simple 5-step tutorial and you don’t need much! So, why won’t you dress up your little one too?


What’s Your Favorite Ugly Christmas Sweather Idea?

All in all folks, I really hope you enjoyed this list of 25 ugly Christmas sweaters. I know I sure enjoyed making it! Not to mention that I want to wear all of these sweaters during the holiday season. However, I’ll skip the baby and the dogo ones. They just don’t match my skin tone, you know…

In addition, all of these 25 cute-ugly sweaters are such cute ideas that will suit every Christmas lover out there! So, literally, everyone in your life can fashion a sweater from this roundup.

Finally, it’s time for you to share your funny Christmas experience. Let us know what cool gift ideas you had in mind in the comments section below. Also, which one of these DIY ugly Christmas sweater ideas will you be using? I am so excited to find that one out!

2 thoughts on “25 Ugly Christmas Sweater Ideas

  1. Can you please tell me where i Can get these games at? Even though I have a 16 yr old son I believe we would have a great time playing these next year.☺

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