National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Date in the current year: December 20, 2024

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, sometimes referred to as National Ugly Sweater Day, is celebrated annually on the third Friday of December. The main goal of this unusual holiday is to encourage people to get into the festive spirit by donning the ugliest Christmas sweaters they can find.

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day was launched by a group of ugly Christmas sweater lovers in 2011 and has been celebrated every third Friday of December since then. It is meant to help those who feel like the magic of the holiday season has faded over the years to get into the festive spirit and fall in love with Christmas all over again.

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is the day when you can dress and behave as silly as you want without being judged for it. It reminds us that we should never take ourselves too seriously and that the winter holiday season is all about lighthearted fun and having a good time with your loved ones.

So, how do you celebrate National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day? Obviously, the first thing you need to do is purchase an ugly Christmas sweater, even if you already own one. The search for the ugliest sweater imaginable is half the fun! You can simply buy it on Amazon, check out the list of recommended vendors at the National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day website, or go to a thrift shop – whatever you prefer.

If you’re feeling creative, you can give a new life to an old ugly sweater or create your own custom ugly sweater; all you need is a basic sweater or sweatshirt, a hot glue gun, a needle and a thread, and various decorations. Here are some tips on how to make your ugly sweater as hideous as possible:

  • Make sure the colors clash.
  • The more decorations, the better: tinsel, Christmas baubles and ornaments, bells that jingle whenever you move, pom-poms, googly eyes, sequins – use whatever decorations you can find and then find some more.
  • Add some ruffles to make your sweater even more festive or shoulder pads if you’re going for a retro feel (are the 1980s retro yet?).
  • Don’t forget about fairy lights! Make your sweater shine and sparkle.

The best way to observe Ugly Christmas Sweater Day would be to wear your sweater the entire day. However, we understand that dress codes exist; if your office doesn’t do casual Fridays, you will have to resign to wearing your regular boring clothes to work. The rest of the time your sweater has to stay on though; that’s the entire point of the holiday.

Share this special day with your family and friends: gift them ugly Christmas sweaters and throw an ugly Christmas sweater party or book a holiday photoshoot. And don’t forget to take a selfie in your ugly (and amazing) sweater and post it on social media with the hashtags #NationalUglyChristmasSweaterDay, #NationalUglySweaterDay and #UglyChristmasSweaterDay to spread the word about the holiday.

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day also is a great way to give back. Celebrate it by organizing an ugly sweater auction or a Christmas cookie bake sale and donate all proceeds to a charity of your choice. The holiday’s official charity is Save the Children’s “Make the World Better with a Sweater” campaign, but you can support any charitable cause that’s dear to your heart.

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