As Wayne and Garth from Wayne's World once said, it's party time (okay, maybe they said it a few times)! And we're not talking just any old party. We're talking about world famous parties with ugly Christmas sweaters so ugly your grandma would be disgusted.
The first reported ugly Christmas sweater party occurred in Vancouver, Canada in 2001. During the early 2000's, these parties became blindingly popular and now it is common for bars, clubs, corporations, and households to host annual ugly Christmas sweater parties each year. The purpose of these parties is simple - to get as many people together with the sole goal of wearing the ugliest and/or funniest Christmas sweaters to be found. These gatherings tend to involve copious amounts of alcohol, some sloppy dance moves, and maybe a couple of dudes singing on a table.
The idea behind an ugly sweater party is to bring out the best in everyone by putting the worst on everyone. Set aside any notion of impressing other guests with a carefully coiffed hairstyle, expensive jewelry, and brand name labels. With a Santa sweater soiree, there is no expectation of glamour—just a dedication to having a jolly time.
Have You Been Invited to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party?
Perhaps you just realized that the ugly xmas sweaters currently in your winter wardrobe are not repulsive enough to make the cut. That’s not surprising. The uglification of sweaters has reached new heights in the last few years. Garden variety unattractive just doesn’t do it for anyone these days. You need to pull a reverse “What Not to Wear” and pick up something very special for the occasion.
What If You Do Have an Ugly Sweater on Hand?
If someone gave a disgusting sweater to you as a gift, you might want to think twice about wearing it to an event. Let’s say grandma becomes technologically savvy and somehow finds a photo of you on Facebook sporting her carefully hand-knitted gift at an ugly Christmas sweater party. You might find yourself cut out of her will.
Either way, you really do need to go clothes shopping for such a momentous evening. Fortunately, a cadre of Tipsy Elves at the North Pole toil away 364 days per year, knitting monstrous sweaters just for you. They don’t get offended when someone calls these works of art “ugly”. They count it as a badge of honor!
How Far Are You Willing to Go?
Jingle bell time is a swell time to let your clothes do the talking. It’s up to you to decide what you want to be remembered for. Here are a few options to consider.