The 19 Best Ugly Christmas Sweaters in 2023 for Your Holiday Parties

The 19 Best Ugly Christmas Sweaters in 2023 for Your Holiday Parties

14th & Union Holiday Jacquard Sweater

Holiday Jacquard Sweater

14th & Union Holiday Jacquard Sweater

This cotton blend crew from 14th & Union is certainly a party sweater, with Santa and elfs, but its tame enough for a family and work event.

Old Navy SoSoft Sweater for Men

SoSoft Sweater for Men

Old Navy SoSoft Sweater for Men

This is part of a collection from Old Navy that features matching sweaters for men, women, and children so you can outfit the whole crew.

Polo Ralph Lauren Patchwork Wool-Blend Sweater

Patchwork Wool-Blend Sweater

Polo Ralph Lauren Patchwork Wool-Blend Sweater

Now 25% Off

This super holiday sweater from Brooks Brothers appears to be sewn together from other holiday sweaters. Perfect for the whole season.

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Bonobos Game Night Crew Neck Sweater

Game Night Crew Neck Sweater

Bonobos Game Night Crew Neck Sweater

This appears to be a classic fair isle sweater from Bonobos. Upon closer inspection, you discover playing card symbols like hearts, spades, diamonds, and clubs. Festive indeed.

Bodega x Todd Snyder Fair Isle Crew

Fair Isle Crew

Bodega x Todd Snyder Fair Isle Crew

The playful train motif in this Todd Snyder fair isle may appear ugly to some but it goes with the holiday vibes. Bonus points for the 7-Gauge double knit lambswool that’s super warm.

J.Crew Lambswool Fair Isle Crewneck Sweater

Lambswool Fair Isle Crewneck Sweater

J.Crew Lambswool Fair Isle Crewneck Sweater

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This crewneck from J.Crew literally screams CHRISTMAS! It’s tacky enough for your family and fun enough for your friends.

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H&M Regular Fit Jacquard-knit Sweater

Regular Fit Jacquard-knit Sweater

H&M Regular Fit Jacquard-knit Sweater

Now 26% Off

This H&M sweater is so joyful you could just picture it on your middle school teacher the day before holiday break.

Billionaire Boys Club Greetings Fair Isle Sweater

Greetings Fair Isle Sweater

Billionaire Boys Club Greetings Fair Isle Sweater

Sometimes you aren’t feeling so jolly but you still want to go to the party. Billionaire Boys Club has you covered with this astronaut-bedecked sweater, adorned with just enough fair isle detail to make it a holiday sweater.

L.L.Bean Men’s Bean’s Classic Ragg Wool Sweater

Men's Bean's Classic Ragg Wool Sweater

L.L.Bean Men’s Bean’s Classic Ragg Wool Sweater

If you lived in Maine, you would probably wear this cardigan year round. For the rest of us, it is a perfect Christmas party sweater.

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Bode Roll Call Alpaca & Wool-Blend Cardigan

Roll Call Alpaca & Wool-Blend Cardigan

Bode Roll Call Alpaca & Wool-Blend Cardigan

It almost looks like this Bode cardigan is calling out Santa’s reindeers. Nonetheless, it will work with a pair of jeans and a tee for most of the year. Put a Santa hat with it however, and you’re set for an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.

Tipsy Elves Ask Your Mom Ugly Christmas Sweater

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Ask Your Mom Ugly Christmas Sweater

Tipsy Elves Ask Your Mom Ugly Christmas Sweater

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This sweater from Tipsy Elves features a fun design that’ll sure enough get lots of laugh from fellow partygoers.

La Pop Art Santa Claus Word Art Crewneck Sweatshirt

Santa Claus Word Art Crewneck Sweatshirt

La Pop Art Santa Claus Word Art Crewneck Sweatshirt

Now 30% Off

This may not be the ugliest of sweaters, but it’s in theme. In the most clever and creative way, this piece uses only words to recreate an image of Santa’s face.

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Pull and Bear Star Wars Christmas Sweater

Star Wars Christmas Sweater

Pull and Bear Star Wars Christmas Sweater

Here’s a little nostalgia for Star Wars fans. If you’re going to a holiday, Darth Vader and everyone in Tatooine will be the talk of the night.

Tipsy Elves Gaudy Garland Sweater

Gaudy Garland Sweater

Tipsy Elves Gaudy Garland Sweater

Now 29% Off

You’re a Christmas tree! It’s simple, brilliant, festive, and ugly. Tipsy Elves is the leading brand in Ugly Christmas Sweaters for a reason.

Brooks Brothers Snowflake Jacquard Cotton Crewneck Sweater

Snowflake Jacquard Cotton Crewneck Sweater

Brooks Brothers Snowflake Jacquard Cotton Crewneck Sweater

Good tidings indeed. A little snow and bird’s-eye jacquard make the perfect Christmas party sweater.

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Santa Suit Holiday Sweater

Santa Suit Holiday Sweater

Ugly Christmas Sweater Santa Suit Holiday Sweater

A brand called Ugly Christmas Sweater had to make the list. As you can imagine they have plenty of great options but this one if our favorite.

The Ugly Sweater Co. Golf Sports Ugly Christmas Sweater

Golf Sports Ugly Christmas Sweater

The Ugly Sweater Co. Golf Sports Ugly Christmas Sweater

What does Santa do in his spare time when he’s not delivering presents down the chimney? Play golf. Right, who knew?

Blizzard Bay Kitty Sleigh Ride Sweater

Kitty Sleigh Ride Sweater

Blizzard Bay Kitty Sleigh Ride Sweater

What’s more festive than an ugly Christmas sweater featuring cats pulling Santa’s sled? One that lights up! If there is a contest at your party, you’ll probably win it in this beauty.

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The Ugly Sweater Co. The Ugly Sweater Co. Light Up Ugly Christmas Sweater with LEDs – Snug Fit, Motion Activated Light Up Ugly Sweater Designs. (Emerald – Pug Cookies LED, Small)

The Ugly Sweater Co. Light Up Ugly Christmas Sweater with LEDs - Snug Fit, Motion Activated Light Up Ugly Sweater Designs. (Emerald - Pug Cookies LED, Small)

The Ugly Sweater Co. The Ugly Sweater Co. Light Up Ugly Christmas Sweater with LEDs – Snug Fit, Motion Activated Light Up Ugly Sweater Designs. (Emerald – Pug Cookies LED, Small)

You’re bound to steal the spotlight and spark joy with this little furry guy on your ugly Christmas sweater. He’s just like the rest of the kids who snack late at night, waiting up for Santa.

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