You Have to See Justin Timberlake and Beyonce's Takes on the Ugly Christmas Sweater

In recent years the cheesy holiday sweater has undergone a serious glow up with everyone from Beyonce to Demi Lovato rocking knits adorned with snowflakes, presents and light up bulbs.

By Sarah Grossbart Dec 17, 2021 11:00 AMTags
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If ever there were a time to wear something so hideously godawful that it's actually really freaking fabulous—well, 'tis the season and all. 

Because in the last few years, sweaters adorned with everything from snowmen appliqué to Christmas bulbs and even tinsel garlands and ornaments have really gotten the glow up, transitioning from tragically uncool to kinda trendy. (At least during the winter weeks you spend decking halls, trimming trees and sipping egg nog.) 

Ugly holiday sweaters have now become so de rigueur that you're likely to receive at least one December party invitation instructing you to turn up in your favorite so-cheesy-it's-cool knit. And before you hesitate, remember that everyone from Justin Timberlake to Demi Lovato to Beyoncé has deigned to rock the Yuletide trend, so ain't no way you're too cool for it.  

In honor of National Ugly Christmas Sweater day Dec. 17, grab yourself a peppermint hot chocolate, blast the Mariah Carey and make your spirits bright with these priceless photos. 

Ryan Seacrest & Kelly Ripa

The talk-show hosts wear matching sweaters from Ugly Christmas Sweaters during the show's holiday sweater party with Harry Connick Jr. 

Ozzy Osbourne

"Bah, Humbug!" the rock star wrote on Instagram. "With @KellyOsbourne & @BillyMorrisonOfficial." 

Tan France

So fierce! The Queer Eye star debuts Alaska Airline's annual holiday sweater. 

Wells Adams

The Bachelor in Paradise star tried on Orbit Gum's first-ever ugly holiday sweater, which is peppermint scented, dispenses gum and has built in mistletoe! 

Kym Johnson & Robert Herjavec

The famous couple that wears matching holiday sweaters together, stays together! "@TipsyElves, you are the best," Kym wrote

Bethenny Frankel

"Whether you do up dog or down dog, always do #rescuedog!" the former Real Housewives of New York City star wrote. "Happy #holidog from me and @biggysmallz. People ask me if I want to go out this year—I say #namasleigh home." 

Robert Herjavec

"If I've got this mischievous grin you know I'm wearing @TipsyElves!" the Shark Tank star joked on Instagram.

Megan Rapinoe

The soccer stud showed off her limited-edition notjust festive sweater just in time for Christmas 2020. 

Meghan Trainor

While lounging around the house, the "All About That Bass" singer got festive in a Tipsy Elves sweater

Kevin Hart & Eniko Parrish

At the company holiday party, the Hollywood couple didn't disappoint in the fashion department.

Thomas Rhett

"12th annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party last night. Didn't take many pics, didn't go to bed til 3am, didn't feel too hot waking up this morning but ohhh my goodness my heart is SO full," Lauren Akins shared on Instagram in 2019. "Merry Christmas yall! Love each of you more than words."

Ryan Seacrest & Kelly RIpa

On National Ugly Sweater Day, the daytime talk-show hosts went all out thanks to

Kenny G

The beloved jazz saxophonist got into the holiday spirit by showing off his collaboration sweater with Tipsy Elves.

Jared Haibon & Ashley Iaconetti

The Bachelor in Paradise couple donned their Dunkin' Donuts festive apparel.

Ryan Seacrest

"Go ugly or go home," the Live With Kelly and Ryan co-host shared on Instagram while wearing Tipsy Elves. 

Jordan Rodgers

"When someone tells you their favorite holiday drink isn't @CaptainMorganUSA & Cola," The Bachelorette star joked on Instagram while wearing his Tipsy Elves sweater. 

Ryan Reynolds

"These f--king assholes said it was a sweater party," the actor joked while wearing a Tipsy Elves sweater next to Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal

Jasmine Tookes

'Tis the season to wear your Tipsy Elves sweaters and this supermodel is no exception.


How can you not be "Crazy in Love" with the singer's office holiday party ensemble? 

Jake Owen

The "American Country Love Song" country singer showed off his Pillsbury limited edition ugly Christmas sweater. 

Adam Devine

Cheers to the holidays! The Hollywood actor and Captain Morgan Chief Party Officer modeled the brand's new holiday outfits from Tipsy Elves

Justin Timberlake

"Shout out to all the REAL SANTAS that eat the cookies their kids left out as soon as you get them to sleep. #Crumbs #HimDownstairs," the "Suit and Tie" singer wrote on Instagram while sporting his Tipsy Elves sweater. 

Joey Fatone

"Merry Christmas happy holidays ! I Don't think my kids liked their gifts," the former N' Sync member joked on Twitter. 

Will Smith

"Somebody Please Help! Jada makes us wear these Ugly Ass Sweaters for Christmas... She's Doin? Too Much!" he joked on Instagram. "And she's just gettin' Started." 

Ryan Seacrest & Kelly Ripa

The Live! co-hosts showed off their matching Tipsy Elves sweaters next to Kate Winslet

Alfonso Ribeiro

"My hubby and I finished 4th place in our family's very competitive ugly Xmas sweater competition tonight," Angela Ribeiro shared on Instagram. 

Kaley Cuoco

"Getting into the holiday spirit!! falalalala lalalala!! @mrtankcook my other half," the star wrote while posing with her then-fiancé while wearing Tipsy Elves

Whoopi Goldberg

The View co-host appeared in a festive look while on Late Night With Seth Meyers. 

Luke Bryan

"Having a drink with Santa is our kind of night. Get one of these sweaters while you can," the country singer shared on Instagram while wearing his Tipsy Elves ensemble. 

Debbie Matenopoulos

The actress wore this festive snowman sweater during a visit to Hallmark's Home & Family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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