The definition of an "Ugly Christmas Sweater" is any sweater with a Christmas theme that is considered in bad taste, tacky, or gaudy. While what is in bad taste is debatable, general consensus says that more is uglier — more embellishments, more tinsel, and more Christmas themed decorations attached to the sweater.

There is no better way to spread holiday cheer than to invite all of your closest friends and family members over for a festive party. We recommend an Ugly Christmas Sweater party as a great theme to this year’s celebration. The premise is simple. Have each of your guests seek out their funniest, most colorful, outdated, holiday sweater to wear to the party. Here are a few suggestions to make your party even more fun.

Have funny contests that your guests can vote on such as:
– Guest with the Ugliest Sweater
– Best Accessories added to the Ugly Sweater
– Most Embarrassing Ugly Sweater
Be sure to hand out awards!

Preparing themed food for the party is always fun. We recommend decorating gingerbread men wearing Ugly Christmas Sweaters. If time is limited, have a station where guests can decorate their own gingerbread men. Have plenty of colored icing and candied sprinkles to bring out their creative side.

Decorate your house by hanging up all of your extra ugly sweaters and embarrassing family pictures showing off some of the worst fashion faux pas from past decades.

Wrap the top of a table, with colorful wrapping paper and a big bow, to look like an oversized Christmas present. Encourage your guests to sign the paper with holiday greetings and well wishes.

Finally, end the night with a quick trip around the neighborhood to sing some Christmas carols and spread your holiday cheer. Imagine your neighbors’ surprise when they find a full chorus of “Ugly Sweaters” at their front door!

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day — December 16th, 2016

Join the fun — National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is about proudly sporting your favorite ugly Christmas sweater for the entire day.

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