An Ugly Holiday Sweater Gets You in the Spirit

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Nov 14, 2013
"Merry Christmas You Filthy Animal" printed on a holiday sweater is an accurate greeting to put your party guests in the holiday spirit. 'Home Alone' is a classic movie that gets the people going around Christmas time, as well as the ugly holiday sweater tradition.

Ugly Christmas sweaters used to be a nuisance and for some they still are, however, they’ve gathered a fandom on the Internet over the years, creating blogs dedicated to them, photography and even making impressions in high-fashion industries. You now see ugly holiday sweater designs on runways and even in t-shirt adaptations.

An ugly holiday sweater is self-aware satire statement, growing immense popularity and growing into its very own tradition. I love how these sweaters are becoming modernized with quotes from movies and popular culture.