Ugly Sweater Day
All I want for Christmas is an ugly sweater - said by nobody

When: Third Friday of December

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Find out if your any good at making a sweater ( your probably not and thats the reason it will be ugly and perfect ) Host an ugly sweater party.  Visit your local thrift shop and buy the best or worst sweater you can find.


The band Weezer has over 33 Million views on youtube for their official Undone - The Sweater Song.  A cardigan style sweater worn by musician Kurt Cobain sold at auction for $334,000


Christmas time is in December and the weather is usually cold, which means we all start wearing sweaters to keep warm during the holidays.  One of the Christmas gifts that many people can remember receiving by their good intention relatives is a sweater.  The sweater gift is often not what most people want and especially when the sweater style is usually that of parents or grandparents generation.  Nobody knows exactly where the tradition of ugly sweater day comes from,  after years of people receiving ugly sweaters,  people decided if you can't beat them then you might as well join them.  Ugly sweaters started to become all the rage and even considered en vogue at company Christmas parties and have become a new tradition in their own right.  Today there are stores that specifically sell intentionally extra ugly and humorous looking sweaters with loud colors or images of funny pop culture icons or animals.  These days its not so bad if your Aunt gifts you the ugliest sweater you have ever seen, now you can wear it as a badge of honor when invited to an ugly sweater party.

Interesting Facts

  1. Depending on the size, it takes approximately 3 to 3 1/2 weeks to crochet a sweater.
  2. The sweater became popular and was created in the 1890's for athletes to wear and protect themselves from cold weather before their sport activity.
  3. Contrary to popular belief, Cashmere a popular and expensive sweater material doesn't come from sheep.  Instead, cashmere comes from a goat.
  4. Wool is often considered the warmest and best material for making a sweater.
  5. A Cardigan is a type of sweater that is typically worn over a dress shirt and inside a suit jacket and is a versatile piece of clothing that can be worn formally or casually. 


  • Third Friday of December
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