Today is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Does this day really need an explanation? Maybe not, but it DOES require celebration! That’s why on the third Friday of December every year, we get our ugly on. Embrace this light-hearted, festive day and wear your tackiest ugly Christmas sweater.

Let your personal sense of fashion shine with a sweater emblazoned with Rudolph’s face or a spirited Christmas phrase – the more over the top, the better! This fun-filled holiday is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season – in style! You may ask yourself, how did this holiday trend emerge?

Chevy Chase is sometimes credited with starting the ugly Christmas sweater trend, thanks to his role in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. While the sweaters began to go out of fashion in the 1990s, they surged back to popularity around 2001.

To celebrate? Wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater to the office, the store, or wherever today takes you.