National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Alert! It's This Friday, Dec 20th

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National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Is This Week:

Friday, December 20th

You've Got 4 Days To Get Ready To Get Your Sweater On!

 

 

If it's the third Friday in December, it's National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day... a day set aside to proudly wear ugly Christmas sweaters. So before you get dressed on Friday, December 20th... don't forget to find your ugly Christmas sweater and wear it! And don't just wear it, wear it proudly!

 

 

History of National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

 

It's called National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, but did you know this observance actually started in Canada in 2011. Apparently the first ugly Christmas sweater party took placce in Vancouver. However, it's also celebrated "big time" in the United Kingdom? Maybe the name should be changed to International Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. The day has become very popular -- no doubt social media has play a big role in this regard. It's estimated that several hundred thousand people don their ugly Christmas regalia each year in observance. We might even call it a movement by now! Lots of National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day parties take place each year, many of them in support of a charity.

 

However, there are those who claim this "movement" started in the 1950's not intending to be ugly. Ugly Christmas sweaters made their popular appearance in the 50’s with the mass commercialization of Christmas. They were first known as “Jingle Bell Sweaters”, and featured discrete Christmas themed decorations. The original ugly Christmas sweaters were never intended to be “ugly” they were actually pretty artistic and joyful.

 

 

How To Participate In National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

 

Participating in National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is easy. And participating doesn't make you fat or tipsy! All you have to do is wear an ugly Christmas sweater! (Although I suppose if your sweater is ugly enough, some might think you are tipsy!) I'll admit that I haven't seen so many ugly and weird sweaters on display for sale as I have in stores this year.

 

 

Tips On How To Show Off Your Ugly Christmas Sweater

 

Tips from NationalCalendarDay.com on how to show off your ugly Christmas sweater and celebrate the day "in style:"

 

  • Animal or cartoon characters with a holiday theme are a great starting place. Think reindeer, snowmen, mice, kittens or elves.

  • National Ugly Christmas Sweater DaySelect ridiculous colors. The more they clash, the better.

  • Embellish. Scratch that. Over-embellish! Pom-poms, bells, felt, tinsle or any other glittery, jingly items laying around the house.

  • Add a collar, dickey or ruffle.

  • Electrify it! Put Rudolph to shame and go to the head of the team with bright, flashing lights!

  • Give it some 80's flair with big shoulder pads.

 

 

Where To Buy An Ugly Christmas Sweater

 

Don't own an ugly Christmas sweater? No worries... here are five places where you can buy your own ugly Christmas sweater to wear this year and in the years to come.

 

    Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop    Your Ugly Christmas Sweater.com     Rusty Zipper Ugly Christmas Sweaters     ugly christmas sweater party  

 



How To Make Your Own Ugly Christmas Sweater {Videos}

If you're more of the "crafty" DIY type, check out these videos for ideas on how to make your own ugly Christmas sweater:

 

 

 

 

 

This information about National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is brought to you by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker, your Charlotte metro area residential real estate experts, who are happy to don our Christmas sweaters all month long. We've been opening doors for Charlotte area home buyers and sellers for 20+ years.

 

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Good morning Nina Hollander - I had an ugly reindeer sweater was I was in kindergarten.  A girl that went to kindergarten with me later told me she hated that sweater.  Natually, I blamed my mother.

Dec 17, 2019 08:07 AM #25
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson I'm not surprised, Sally. I hear of ugly Christmas sweater parties/events here all the time.

Dec 17, 2019 08:40 AM #26
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Norma J. Elkins hi Norma... same here at my office in Charlotte. In fact, we had our ugly Christmas sweater contest this morning. There were some doozies of entries!

Dec 17, 2019 08:41 AM #27
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Michael Jacobs hi Michael... I can't say I've ever participated in an ugly sweater contest... no room in my closet for ugly anything... but I did attend and enjoy the ugly Christmas sweater contest in my office this morning. Fun way to start the day.

Dec 17, 2019 08:42 AM #28
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Roy Kelley good morning, Roy... somehow your not having an ugly sweater in your closet does not surprise me! :)

Dec 17, 2019 08:42 AM #29
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® hi Sheri... it's been 30 years since I was in the corporate world and don't remember men wearing Christmas ties back then. But my husband does have fun Christmas socks and an elegant tie or two for Christmas. At the end of the day, no reason to be all that serious... it's all in good fun.

Dec 17, 2019 08:44 AM #30
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Grant Schneider hi Grant... at the age of a kindergartener, of course it was your mother's "fault." Hopefully, you've gotten over that life-altering event and also forgiven your mother by now! :)

Dec 17, 2019 08:45 AM #31
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... no room in my closet for anything ugly as well. And no one would dare to gift me an ugly anything!

Dec 17, 2019 08:46 AM #32
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Nina I have a few sweaters that would qualify as ugly sweaters today, but when I bought them I proudly wore them .... LOL

How things change over time!!!

Dec 17, 2019 09:54 AM #33
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George Souto hi George... I think many of us can look back on old photos and wonder how we could ever have worn certain clothes!

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Hi Nina,
I don't have any Ugly Christmas Sweaters but would my Bah Humbug t-shirt work as a substitute?  Here are Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS and me at her Christmas party a few years ago.

Dec 17, 2019 11:04 AM #35
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Carol Williams sure, Carol... why not? It's all in good fun... and let's not forget that beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

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Nina, when I moved last year, I donated EVERYTHING I had not worn in a couple of years, including those ugly sweaters.

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HI Nina Hollander Thanks for the reminder and history behind the Ugly sweater. I don't have any but it's always fun to see people wearing them.

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Joan Cox hi Joan... I always say there's no room in my closet for ugly anything! We had our office ugly Christmas sweater contest yesterday and I was really gob-smacked by what some of our agents came up with... can't say I would ever have the nerve!

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Abby Stiller good morning, Abby... I must admit I much prefer seeing ugly Christmas sweaters on others and never on me!

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I didn't see an Ugly Sweaters yesterday. When it's chilly I don't care what my sweater looks like as long as it's warm. But I wouldn't wear or buy an ugly one. 

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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP hi Patricia... I saw some really ugly ones at our office meeting on Tuesday. Yesterday, I was busy stopping in to visit past cients so didn't see much of anything in public.

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Nina Hollander Last night, we went to happy hour with a group of friends we met at a dog park when Mac was a puppy. At any rate, one of the women had on a Christmas sweater - she said is was in honor of National Ugly Sweater day. It was pretty cute though, with snow flakes a little dog and cat with Santa caps on the lower hem.  Decidedly, the most tasteful ugly Christmas sweater I've ever seen. That should win an award. Lol. 

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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Hi Debb... I would think that if I were to wear an ugly sweater for Christmas, it would be tasteful at the same time. Mostly I try to stick with subtle and tasteful.

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