Everyone thinks the holidays are about giving presents, getting presents, and, in some cases, a morbidly obese man in a bright red suit. But they're wrong. Here's what no one tells you: the holidays are all about the ugly sweaters. 

Whether it's good old fashioned ugly or a more modern rendition of the trend, everyone owns one and we all secretly can't wait to bust it out when the weather cools down. Wearing these things is practically a winter sport. Everyone wants theirs to be the ugliest, or the most clever, or the most offensive. If you're crowned the winner of an ugly sweater contest at a holiday party, those bragging rights will follow you to your grave. Seriously.

So what if you don't yet have this most necessary piece of any winter wardrobe? Fear not, friends! There's still time to find one before the holiday parties. We're here to help you win the holidays with a few of our personal favorite pop-culture inspired "ugly" sweaters. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals.

1. Elf

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Buddy the elf, what's your favorite sweater? Hint: it's this one.

2. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

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Basically every holiday party ever

3. "Hotline Bling"

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Now you can take your obsession with the Drake ditty to a whole new level.

4. Star Wars

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Disclaimer: No deer were harmed in the making of this sweater. Stormtroopers can't aim well enough to get one. Stormtrooper burn! Nailed it.

5. Home Alone

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You can't have a holiday post without mentioning this movie classic. Beware the Wet Bandits!

6. Mean Girls

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Yet another time we're celebrating Glen Coco instead of Gretchen Weiners.

7. Seinfeld

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This sweater is a Festivus miracle!

8. He-Man

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Throwing it straight back to your childhood heroes.

9. A Christmas Story

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"Fra-GEE-leh!" You'll be the most stylish house on the block with this sweater.

10. Harry Potter

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Even the most Muggliest of Muggles will appreciate this magical outfit.

11. Guns N' Roses

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Bet you never thought you'd see a Guns N' Roses holiday sweater, huh? And in a mustard yellow, no less!

12. Ghostbusters

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Who you gonna call when Santa's been replaced with the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man?

13. Breaking Bad

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This sweater is the one who knocks (at the door of your next holiday party).

14. Game of Thrones

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You know nothing, sweater-wearer!

15. Kim Kardashian's Paper magazine cover

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This is the year that Santa breaks the Internet.

16. Star Wars

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The holiday season it is. Many presents you will get. Also fat from eating much food you will become.

17. The Big Lebowski

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His Dudeness would approve.

18. Sherlock

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It's all in the details. This sweater leaves us Sher-locked.

19. The Legend of Zelda

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It's dangerous to go alone! Take this (sweater).

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