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 Matt Damon to Demi Lovato rocking knits adorned with snowflakes, presents and light up bulbs.

By Sarah Grossbart Dec 20, 2019 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 Matt Damon 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, grab yourself a peppermint hot chocolate, blast the Mariah Carey and make your spirits bright with these priceless photos. 

Kym Johnson & Robert Herjavec

The famous 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." 

Jana Kramer

Family Christmas sweaters (Also Mike was not happy with me that I bought him a large)," the Whine Down podcast host shared. "However this should be an ad for @target because I bought them all there." 

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 shows 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 sports a Tipsy Elves sweater

Kevin Hart & Eniko Parrish

At the company holiday party, this Hollywood couple doesn'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. "Merry Christmas yall! Love each of you more than words."

Ryan Seacrest & Kelly RIpa

On National Ugly Sweater Day, the daytime talk-show hosts go all out thanks to UglyChristmasSweater.com

Kenny G

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

Jared Haibon & Ashley Iaconetti

The Bachelor in Paradise couple don 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.

Kym Johnson

"It's a @TipsyElves kind of night," the Dancing With the Stars pro shared on Instagram alongside Robert Herjavec. "Comfy + cute."

Jake Owen

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

Adam Devine

Cheers to the holidays! The Hollywood actor and Captain Morgan Chief Party Officer models 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 show 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 newly engaged star wrote on Instagram while wearing Tipsy Elves

Whoopi Goldberg

The View co-host appears in a festival 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.

Bryan Greenberg

"I'm challenging you to post your ugly sweater. Tag @stjude & @kmart #UglySweaterForBetter & Kmart will donate $1 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital," the actor wrote to his followers. 

Megyn Kelly

The former Today show star shows off her holiday spirit with this festive sweater.

Ginnifer Goodwin

Roar! The holiday spirit surely isn't extinct with this "Tree-Rex" sweater that the Once Upon a Time actress dons.

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