21 Unique Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Ideas

Winter is coming, along with Christmas. Have you already started shopping for the perfect ugly sweater? You can find one at a thrift store or make one yourself! Ugly sweaters are all the rage and have been growing in popularity. There’s an annual contest for the ‘ugliest’ of them all! If you’re looking for something different than your typical reindeer sweater this holiday season, here are 21 unique ideas to help inspire your next ugly Christmas sweater party!

Here are amazing Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Ideas

1) Ornament Sweater

This has to be one of the most creative and festive designs we have seen. With little white lights around it and red berries adorning it, this sweater will be the talk of any ugly Christmas sweater party!


2) Gingerbread Man Sweater

Gingerbread Man Sweater

This one is a true showstopper. It’s covered from top to bottom with gingerbread men, candy canes, and all things sweet and sugary.


3) Snowman Sweater

A snowman is often part of many people’s wintertime visions, so why not make it a part of your ugly Christmas sweater? If you don’t want to go full-blown traditional on this idea, try incorporating fun pieces like scarves and an army helmet. This snowman also looks ready for battle!


4) Santa Claus Cardigan

Who doesn’t love a good Santa Claus sweater? This is the perfect way to do it if you want to add a little holiday spirit to your wardrobe.


5) Christmas Present Sweater

This one will make people laugh. With text on the back reading “Holly Jolly, I hate your guts,” this ugly Christmas sweater is sure to turn heads at any party!


6) Elf and Reindeer Sweater

Elf and Reindeer Sweater

Get into the spirit of things with this elf-inspired ugly Christmas sweater. It’s also got a cute reindeer across the front, which makes it extra festive. Plus, who doesn’t love an early gift on Christmas Eve?


7) Bowler Hat Skier Sweater

This one is not only fun, but it’s also appropriate for the season. With a bright green color and white snowflakes, this ugly sweater will be sure to keep you warm during all your Christmas activities.


8) Santa Sweater with Beard

If you want to go all out with your ugly Christmas sweater, this is the way to do it! The sweater is red and has snowmen on it, while the attached beard makes you look like an extra from “A Christmas Story.” It may be impractical (and uncomfortable), but no one will forget that outfit anytime soon.


9) Stripey Skier Sweater

While this sweater looks relatively normal at first glance, you’ll want to take a second look! This sweater is knitted with stripes of various colors, but on closer inspection, you’ll see that the pattern looks exactly like someone skiing down a slope. Retro and unique, this ugly Christmas sweater will surely be a hit at any party or gathering.


10) Holiday Lights

Holiday Lights

Not only can you wear your holiday lights as an accessory, but now you can wear them as part of your sweater! With strings of purple, green, and blue flashing lights attached to ribbons over your chest, this outfit has both style and functionality. So if you don’t have time for wrapping up gifts and decorating the tree, this cheeky ugly Christmas sweater will be more than enough to save the day.


11) Cuddly Animals

If you’re looking for a sweater sure to turn heads, look no further than the cuddliest holiday sweaters. With matching t-shirts for you and your pet donning reindeer antlers, these style choices are perfect for any couple who loves Christmas and wants to show it.


12) A Merry Twist on a Classic

This ugly Christmas sweater looks just like the classic Santa with his bag of toys awaiting delivery, but wait until you see what is in his bag—mistletoe! So get ready to kiss everyone under the mistletoe at this year’s festive party with this easy-to-wear option.


13) Simple Yet Classic

Sometimes, the most straight forward ideas are the best. For example, even though this is considered a women’s ugly Christmas sweater, it’s still pretty easy to pair with some jeans or leggings for an easy but stylish holiday night out on the town.


14) Matching Gift

If you’re looking for a fun matching gift idea, these dog costumes can be found at Amazon.com, and they feature cute sweaters that look just like your own! The perfect option to get the family together in matching sweaters this season and show off how much you love your pups.


15) Animal Print

Only some people like animal print, especially during the holidays when everything has been embellished with a reindeer, tree, or snowman. However, if you love leopard print, this ugly Christmas sweater can be worn year-round!

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16) Creative Pattern

Turning a classic pattern into an ugly Christmas sweater is always a fun option. This cute penguin design is the perfect way to have some holiday fun without going too overboard in your efforts. You could even go the extra mile by adding LED lights and turning on a holiday soundtrack while you get ready for your family party!


17) Darkish Prints

On the other side of the equation are darker prints that can look somewhat classy if they’re done right. This sweater takes advantage of that fact by using a dark background and having the print on its chest be whimsical without going too far outside what you’d expect from an ugly Christmas sweater.


18) Reindeer Games

This fun design not only has a reindeer, but it has his whole family as well! That makes this sweater extra unique since you don’t often get many with that detail unless they use more advanced knitting techniques than simply weaving yarns together (or just mass-producing simple sweaters).


19) Sweater Wreath 

Sweater Wreath

If you want to dress up like a wreath but have no time left, then we have the perfect product! This awesomely hideous sweater that looks exactly like a wreath will make all your friends laugh at how realistic it looks, and you’ll love being able to show off your patience.


20) Caped Crusader

We all know that Batman has never been known for his fashion sense, but did you know he can also rock an ugly Christmas sweater? This costume is perfect for the little superheroes in your life that are too small to go out trick-or-treating this year but want to get in on the ugly sweater action!


21) The Cat in the Hat Ugly Christmas Sweater

The Cat in the Hat Ugly Christmas Sweater

Since Dr. Seuss first published his classic children’s book “The Cat in the Hat,” this mischievous feline has been iconic for kids worldwide. It has helped to inspire countless costumes, t-shirts, and even ugly Christmas sweaters like this one!


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