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.
Buddy the elf, what's your favorite sweater? Hint: it's this one.
2. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
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
You can't have a holiday post without mentioning this movie classic. Beware the Wet Bandits!
Yet another time we're celebrating Glen Coco instead of Gretchen Weiners.
Throwing it straight back to your childhood heroes.
9. A Christmas Story
"Fra-GEE-leh!" You'll be the most stylish house on the block with this sweater.
10. Harry Potter
Who you gonna call when Santa's been replaced with the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man?
13. Breaking Bad
This sweater is the one who knocks (at the door of your next holiday party).
The holiday season it is. Many presents you will get. Also fat from eating much food you will become.
It's all in the details. This sweater leaves us Sher-locked.
19. The Legend of Zelda
It's dangerous to go alone! Take this (sweater).