The ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ is a wooly pullover, usually in different shades of red, white and green, often of questionable fabric, and with at least one Christmas-inspired motif on it. This subjectively ugly clothing has become an essential part of the holidays. If it’s something you won’t receive as a gift, it’s something that your parents might want you to wear to match theirs. While currently popular, it took some time for the sweater to become a mainstream trend for the holidays. Read CNN’s piece on the now common Christmas tradition’s history.
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