Everything You Want To Know About Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Back in 2013, we did a deep dive into the statistics of the vintage ugly Christmas sweater trend to produce this infographic, titled "Everything you wanted to know about ugly Christmas sweaters." We think it holds up pretty well.

Christmas Cookie Infographic

When someone offers you milk and cookies on Christmas, you can't say no. When you visit as many houses as Santa Claus, a lack of self control has huge consequences. We counted the calories.

Patriotic Christmas Infographic

There is some debate as to the origins of the ugly Christmas sweater trend. Regardless of where it started, no country loves Christmas sweaters more than America, as evidenced by this roundup of ten patriotic holiday sweaters.

The Sweater Store Infomercial 1

TheSweaterStore.com (RIP) was the previous home of Ragstock's enormous selection of vintage sweaters. In this infomercial from 2014, our host Paul shows us what is perhaps the sweetest sweater we've ever seen.

The Sweater Store Infomercial 2

This episode of TheSweaterStore.com infomercial poses an important question: "Who doesn't want to wear a sweater and have people crawling all over them?"

The Sweater Store Infographic 3

Warmest sweater ever? Quite possible. In this episode, Paul talks about the benefits of wearing this fireplace sweater, and highlights an adorable detail.

Find Matching Christmas Sweaters

Coming soon: an updated guide to perusing our huge inventory to find the perfect pair of matching ugly Christmas sweaters!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Coloring Pages

Need a holiday stress reliever (in addition to egg nog)? Check out our free printable Christmas coloring page.

Top 10 Christmas Products

We (grudgingly) understand that not everyone wants a vintage sweater. Here are ten of our favorite new Christmas items!

Vintage Ugly Christmas Pullovers

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    Red Ugly Christmas Pullover 50210

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    Green Ugly Christmas Pullover 49955

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    Black Ugly Christmas Pullover 49952

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    Black Ugly Christmas Pullover 49974

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    Black Ugly Christmas Pullover 49971

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    Black Ugly Christmas Pullover 49968

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    Black Ugly Christmas Pullover 49874

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    Blue Ugly Christmas Pullover 49852

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    Black Ugly Christmas Pullover 49849

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    Black Ugly Christmas Pullover 49846

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    Blue Ugly Christmas Pullover 49843

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Vintage Ugly Christmas Cardigans

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    Red Ugly Christmas Cardigan 50201

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    Red Ugly Christmas Cardigan 50198

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    Black Ugly Christmas Cardigan 50150

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    Red Ugly Christmas Cardigan 50156

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    Black Ugly Christmas Cardigan 50019

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    Black Ugly Christmas Cardigan 50022

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    Red Ugly Christmas Cardigan 50074

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    Black Ugly Christmas Cardigan 50076

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    Other Ugly Christmas Cardigan 50058

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    Red Ugly Christmas Cardigan 50083

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    Other Ugly Christmas Cardigan 50001

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    Black Ugly Christmas Cardigan 50016

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Vintage Ugly Christmas Sweatshirts

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    Red Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt 50129

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    Red Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt 50132

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    Red Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt 50135

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    Red Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt 50126

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    Red Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt 50123

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    Red Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt 50046

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    Red Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt 50052

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    Red Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt 50049

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    Red Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt 50043

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    Red Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt 50061

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    Green Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt 50180

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    Red Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt 50189

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Vintage Ugly Christmas Vests

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    Black Ugly Christmas Vest 50060

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    Red Ugly Christmas Vest 50030

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    Blue Ugly Christmas Vest 50029

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    Black Ugly Christmas Vest 50059

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    Black Ugly Christmas Vest 47886

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    Black Ugly Christmas Vest 47846

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    Black Ugly Christmas Vest 47752

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    Black Ugly Christmas Vest 47698

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    Black Ugly Christmas Vest 47561

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    Black Ugly Christmas Vest 47513

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    Other Ugly Christmas Vest 47466

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New Ugly Christmas Sweaters

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    Chill Snowman Sweater

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    Black Sequin Snowmen Sweater

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    White Sequin Reindeer Sweater

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    Santa Sweater

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New Ugly Christmas Sweatshirts

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    Take An Elfie Sweatshirt

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    Fleece Navidad Sweatshirt

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    Get Slothed Sweatshirt

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    Happy Pomidays Sweatshirt

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New Christmas Dresses & Skirts

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    Santa Helper Dress

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    Solid Striped Holiday Dress

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    Festive Llama Sweater Dress

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    Hooded Santa Bodycon Dress

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New Christmas Leggings and Pants

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    Reindeer Fair Isle Joggers

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    Gingerbread Joggers

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    Pink Fair Isle Joggers

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    Snowflake Pattern Leggings

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New Christmas Accessories

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    Christmas Lights Light up Pom Beanie

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    Striped Christmas Tree Light up Pom Beanie

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    Light up Christmas Necklace

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New Hanukkah Sweaters

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    Menorah Sweater

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    Lightup Hanukkah Sweater

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    Hanukkah Fair Isle Sweater

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    Blue Cat Happy Hanukkah Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt

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We’re based in the United States but we ship to Canada, the UK, and 190 other countries too! To calculate the postage cost, add a sweater to your cart and click “Calculate Shipping”. See our shipping page for more details.

Ugly Hanukkah Sweaters

Ugly Hanukkah Sweaters

Don’t celebrate Christmas? Don’t despair! We’ve got a handful of Hanukkah sweaters just for you. One even lights up! Supplies are limited!

Ugly Christmas Sweaters For Men

Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Men

Searching for those hard to find ugly Christmas sweaters for men? We don’t separate our sweaters by gender, but you’ll find plenty of man friendly sweaters by browsing our Large and XL sweaters.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters For Women

Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Women

We have over 20,000 ugly Christmas sweaters for women! We don’t separate our sweaters by gender, but most Christmas sweaters were originally designed for women.

The Ugliest Christmas Sweaters

The Ugliest Christmas Sweaters

Trying to win an ugly sweater contest or frighten small children? We’ve got you covered! Check out our curated collection of the ugliest Christmas sweaters.

Cheap Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Cheap Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Getting ugly on a budget? Check out our huge selection of cheap ugly christmas sweaters! We’ve got thousands of ugly sweaters for $20 or less.

Christmas Sweater Accessories

Christmas Accessories

We have more than just sweaters! Lots more! Like Christmas Hawaiian shirts, leggings, skirts, headwear, and other accessories to complete your look. Click here to see them all!

Matching Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Matching Christmas Sweaters

What’s better than wearing a Christmas sweater? Wearing matching Christmas sweaters! We’ve got hundreds of them, and we’ve put together a video to show you how to find them.

Cat Sweaters

Cat Sweaters Now Available

Get your tacky sweater fix year round with our cat sweaters! Not to be confused with cat ugly christmas sweaters, these aren’t holiday sweaters, they’re 100% feline focused!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve surely heard about the ugly Christmas sweater trend. It started in the late 90s as a tacky take on the traditional holiday party. Christmas sweaters have been manufactured for decades. The first ugly Christmas sweater party was purportedly held by Chris Boyd and Jordan Birch in 2002. The party became an annual tradition, and by 2004 it outgrew its Vancouver house party origins and moved to the Highland Pub at Simon Fraser University. Popularity snowballed and in 2005, the party moved to the Commodore Ballroom, which accommodates 1,000 people. The trend has only grown since then, and each year thousands of ugly Christmas sweater parties are held across North America.

With the increasing popularity of ugly sweater parties in recent years, many new websites have cropped up to cash in on the trend. What makes TheSweaterStore.com different? We started selling Ugly Christmas Sweaters online in 2011, when the trend was just taking off. Nowadays, everyone and their uncle has a website selling the same new mass produced ugly sweaters that you can buy on Amazon.com. Our website has, and always will be focused on helping you find a truly unique, one-of-a-kind, vintage sweater.

When you buy a sweater from TheSweaterStore.com, you can be sure that it has been lovingly passed down through the years: from it’s original home at QVC or a department store, to someone’s grandmother (who thought it was adorable), to an organization that accepts clothing donations, to our warehouse where we sort recycled clothing, and finally onto TheSweaterStore.com, where it’s waiting for that special someone (maybe you?) to order and it and take it to the party.

Our inventory is comprised of over 25,000 vintage Ugly Christmas sweaters from 2,536 of the hottest brands (that’s not a typo). We are confident that our inventory contains at least one sweater from every brand that has ever manufactured ugly sweaters, from A La Carte and A Little Extra Spice to YS Studios and Zoodle. No, we haven’t heard of them either, but apparently they had some really great / terrible designers, depending on your perspective.

We separate our inventory into five distinct styles of sweaters. Each style has it’s own pros and cons, so it’s important to choose wisely.

Ugly Christmas sweatshirts: Popular in the late 80s and early 90s, Christmas sweatshirts are a lightweight alternative to the traditionally thick heavyweight knit Christmas sweater. Many of them feature fantastically kitschy screen prints. With 90s inspired looks currently at the forefront of the fashion world, Ugly Christmas sweatshirts are a great option if your goal is to look cute and on-trend at your holiday party.

Ugly Christmas vests: Love layering? Rock a vest over a long sleeve tee (or turtleneck!). Don’t love layering? Rock a vest anyway and charge your fellow partygoers admission for the “gun show”. The bottom line is that vests are very versatile. As a result, they’re also one of the most popular styles for our customers.

Ugly Christmas cardigans: Historically the most popular of all Christmas sweater styles, roughly 60% of our vintage sweaters are cardigans. With nearly 15,000 to choose from there’s bound to be a cardigan out there for you.

Ugly Christmas pullovers: When most people think of a sweater, they picture a pullover. While overshadowed by cardigans in sheer numbers, pullover sweaters may have the ugliest designs on average.

Ugly Christmas turtlenecks: An extravagantly ugly variation on the classic pullover, the turtleneck can be found in tight high neck and looser cowl neck varieties. We recommend both for only the most serious ugly sweater enthusiasts. They’re a surefire way to stand out from the crowd of standard neck sweater wearers and indicate that you’re not afraid to look silly while celebrating the holidays.

Whichever style you decide on, be sure to complete the look with our selection of fun accessories. We carry hats, glasses and other add ons that range from cute and classic to absurdly outrageous.

We’re vintage sweater advocates, but if the thought of wearing someone’s old sweater really makes you uncomfortable, we also offer brand new unworn sweaters and sweatshirts. They don’t have as much personality, but they’re still pretty cool. Our holiday sweatshirts feature funny screenprints available exclusively at TheSweaterStore.com

Another benefit of ordering a new sweater or sweatshirt is that the sizing is much more straightforward. Our new sweaters and sweatshirts come in standard men’s / unisex sizes Small - XL . Our vintage sweaters are a mix of men’s and women’s sweaters from thousands of different brands, so although we list the tag size, the most accurate way to estimate the fit is to look at the measurements of each sweater and compare them to measurements of your own clothing. See our sizing page for more information. If you have any questions about finding the perfect sweater, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to help!

Don’t forget to buy your sweater for National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, which is celebrated on December 16th this year. For more information, click here. Also check out our other fun categories like fanny packs, onesie pajamas, and tie dye shirts!)

This page last updated on November 14th 2017 (11/14/2017).