10 "Ugly" Christmas Sweaters for Your Cheesy Holiday Photos

The cornier the sweater, the better.


(SPOT.ph) Amidst big parties and lavish gifts, the Christmas season is really about sharing in a yearly tradition with your loved ones. So it only makes sense that you bring out your most childlike, uninhibited side this time of year: eat all the food you’re craving, take the cheesiest photos, and sing the silliest songs with no shame. To add to the fun, you can bundle up while the weather is chilly in an “ugly” Christmas sweater. 

According to Time magazine, the "ugly" sweater trend can be traced back to family-friendly '80s films and sitcoms, with the likes of Chevy Chase rocking it in the classic Christmas flick National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. The style reemerged in 2001 and what began as an ironic celebration of tacky-on-purpose clothing turned into a ubiquitous yearly trend. And when it comes to these "ugly" sweaters, the cornier, quirkier, and slouchier, the better.


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Here are 10 “ugly” Christmas sweaters you can shop now:

Printed Hooded Top (P899) from H&M

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This H&M hoodie may look like a regular old pullover at first glance, but lift up the hood and you’ll see that it’s got cute little eyes, a fuzzy nose, and reindeer horns on top. You can wear it on a normal day and surprise your friends or use it for your cheesy holiday photos with the fam.

See a list of H&M branches.

Red ‘Merry Xmas’ Sweater (P1,895) from Pull&Bear

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You’ll radiate the Christmas spirit as soon as you walk into a room wearing this jumper from Pull&Bear. It sports a bright red color with the words “Merry Xmas” across the front and to make it even more festive, it’s got bells hanging from the ends of the words, so you’ll have that cheery holiday sound following you everywhere you go.

See a list of Pull&Bear branches.

Mickey and Friends Disney Christmas Sweater (P1,995) from Zara


Disney fans, you won’t be able to resist this adorable sweater from Zara, which is decked out in illustrations of Mickey Mouse (along with his bud Donald and his bae Minnie) wearing Santa hats and celebrating Christmas. You’ll want to wear it while marathoning all your fave Disney movies from childhood.

See a list of Zara branches.

Elf Graphic Sweater (P1,450) from Forever 21

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Dressing like one of Santa’s elves for your holiday parties might be a little extra so this sweater from Forever 21 could be the next best thing. The black pullover features an elf body on the front, where your head will be the topper. It even has faux fur and pom-pom details on the elf’s outfit for extra quirk and cuteness.

See a list of Forever 21 branches.

Christmas Sequin Flying Deer Pompom Sweater (P2,349) from Brave Soul


When it comes to Christmas sweaters, the kitschier, the better. Rock this darling piece from Brave Soul, which has a reindeer decked out in shiny sequins on the front with a little pom-pom nose—try to stop your friends from honking it every time they see it. It comes in a fresh cream shade as well as a soft baby pink.

Available online.

Christmas Penguin Fair Isle Jumper (P1,995) from Topman


Intricate patterns like the one on this Topman jumper are probably what first comes to mind when you think of “ugly” Christmas sweaters. You’ll want to grab your buds and have an “ugly” sweater-themed party—the old-school pattern will look adorable in your holiday photos. Plus, it's stamped all over with one of the cutest winter animals there is—the penguin!

See a list of Topman branches.

Black Knitted Christmas Jumper (P2,349) from River Island

PHOTO BY River Island

Dreaming of a snowy vacation? This pullover from River Island sports little illustrations of people skiing and sledding amidst patterns decked out in Christmas’ classic red-and-green colorway. To top it all off, it’s decked out in the word “sledgend” all over—we didn’t know such a word existed, but now we aspire to be one.

Available online.

Disney Holiday Fleece Set (P1,490) from Uniqlo


Bundle up for an extra cozy Christmas morning in this fleece sweater from Uniqlo, which has Winnie the Pooh and Piglet wearing scarves stitched onto the front. It comes in a set with ultra-comfy pajama pants—perfect to pack with you on your big holiday getaway to a chilly destination.

See a list of Uniqlo branches.

Beaded Sweater (P2,995) from Bershka

PHOTO BY Bershka

In case crazy colors aren’t your thing, this Bershka sweater gives the Christmas sweater a neutral twist. The gray knit fabric is adorned with clear beads in a cute festive pattern. You can wear it even after the holidays.

See a list of Bershka branches.

Long Sleeve Knit Magic Fleece Sweater (P8,544) from Polo Ralph Lauren

PHOTO BY Polo Ralph Lauren

You can share this adorable sweatshirt from Polo Ralph Lauren with your BF. It features Polo Ralph Lauren’s signature teddy bear mascot wrapped in a cozy scarf and sipping on a steaming hot chocolate—and isn’t that what we all want to be doing this Christmas?

Available online.

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