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Is it really Christmas if you’re not wearing a funny ugly Christmas sweater? Some would say, “Please don’t make me wear one of these again!” And others, like us, would say it’s absolutely not Christmas without an ugly sweater party. There’s nothing more important than wearing one of the best ugly Christmas sweaters to ensure you have the best Christmas.
Love ’em or hate ’em, you just can’t ignore ’em. Funny Christmas sweaters are a welcome sight at most Christmas or Hanukkah parties (yes, there are ugly Hanukkah sweaters, too). As December 25 approaches, it’s officially the beginning of the Ugly Christmas Sweater season.
While the winter holidays can be one of the most stressful times of the year, they can also be the funniest. When it comes to lightening up the family mood or bringing a laugh to the infamous office holiday party, these funny ugly Christmas sweaters will help everyone who sees you get into the Christmas spirit.
If you happen to have made it this far in life without coming chest to chest with an ugly Christmas sweater, you might be wondering what on Earth to look out for. Don’t worry; we’ve got you. Here is a selection of the best ugly Christmas sweater themes:
- Jesus in any unfamiliar situation
- Santa getting merry
- Animals dressed up for Christmas
- Mr. & Mrs. Claus naked
- Festive puns
- Cartoon characters
- Film character Christmas scenes (Think Baby Yoda or The Grinch)
- Ugly clashing colors
- Sewn-on physical decorations
From sweaters to make guests and fellow party-goers slightly uncomfortable to sweaters that will likely scare away potential dates, we have an ugly Christmas sweater for every party situation. Check out our 50 favorite laugh-out-loud men’s ugly sweaters below, and get ready to bring some life to your next holiday party. You might, however, want to avoid wearing many of these to the office holiday party. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
1. RAISEVERN Unisex Ugly Christmas Sweater
The RAISEVERN Unisex Ugly Christmas Sweater combines two of our favorite things — pizza and kittens. While neither of those things necessarily goes hand-in-hand with Christmas, this sweater manages to pull it off by throwing in a few Christmas-related items. These include ball ornaments hanging from the pizza slices and miniature Santa hats on the kittens. Overall, this sweater is a bit weird and a bit wonderful at the same time, a little bit like the festive season.
2. Vizor Feliz Navidad Putos Sweatshirt
Are you down to deck the halls with boughs of holly but are also prepared to deck a fool for stepping to you? Keep your style ready for Santa, and let everyone know you don’t mess around with this number from Vizor. And, if you’re not sure of what the jumper says, trust us, it’s worth checking out the translation before wearing it!
3. V28 Men’s Christmas Reindeer Santa Sweater
The truth is that even the most simple of festive Christmas sweaters are pretty funny and borderline embarrassing. There’s no other time of year we’d dare wear such sweaters, and there’s a reason for that. Ease yourself into the realm of funny ugly Christmas sweaters with this V28 Men’s Christmas Reindeer Santa Sweater. It boasts Santa and Rudolph opting for a car as their vehicle of choice this year instead of the traditional sleigh. As a bonus, this sweater can be worn jokingly to an ugly Christmas sweater party or seriously to a family get-together. But, please, only wear it at Christmas.
4. Blizzard Bay Manatee Christmas Sweater
SPY’s Site Director Tim Werth is totally obsessed with manatees. So we couldn’t resist including this funny ugly Christmas sweater, which features the noblest and gentlest creature in the animal kingdom — the sea cow. It’s a fun and festive holiday sweater that will put a smile on anyone’s face, and isn’t that what Christmas is all about?
And if you’re not into manatees, Blizzard Bay has several more version of this sweater featuring narwhales, alligators, ghosts and orca whales.
5. Vizor Merry Liftmas Sweatshirt
BEST FOR GYM GOERS
Do you even lift, bro bro bro? Can you not get away from the glorious house of gains? Are you going to put that Christmas ham to work doing deadlifts on December 26? Did you or did you not dip out to the guest bedroom for a few rounds of pushups before the gifts? Then this is the funny Christmas sweater for you! Go a full size down to really show off the guns on Christmas morning, and in case Uncle Ted thinks he can beat you in an arm-wrestling competition.
6. Vizor Mike Tyson Merry Chrithmith Sweater
BEST FOR BOXING FANS
For what is quite possibly one of the most terrifying and dangerous people ever to walk the face of the earth, we do make fun of Mike Tyson’s lisp a decent amount. That said, he seems to be perfectly alright with it and even has shown himself to be jolly at times. While this sweatshirt doesn’t come with a white tiger, it would likely be a perfect choice to wear while enjoying some of the new products he has been selling, then eating a plate of Christmas cookies.
7. PIZOFF Buff Santa Sweater
BEST FOR A STAG
This Santa six-pack ain’t real in the slightest but will suffice for the time being until you get that summer bod back. The interior of the sweater is nice and cozy, so although it’ll look like your stomach is freezing, it most certainly won’t be. Just like the previous ugly sweater, it’ll be a head-turner for sure.
8. *daisyboutique* Christmas Reindeer Cardigan Sweater
This cardigan sweater from *daisyboutique* is full of festivity and showcases some of your favorite holiday characters. Rudolph’s leading the bottom row while Santa’s up top, keeping your shoulders warm. Between them are some strips of other Christmas goodies, such as candy canes, snowflakes and Christmas trees. This cardigan sweater is a comfy Christmas montage, ready to wear.
9. Blizzard Bay Men’s Ugly Christmas Sweater
Suppose you’d like to add a touch of class to your ugly Christmas sweater, then why not try this Blizzard Bay Men’s Ugly Christmas Sweater. Its waistcoat-inspired design is a fancy twist on the usual two-armed, no-button style. Each half of this dashing waistcoat features a cute dancing polar bear just above the symmetrical pockets, which you can use to store Christmas candy, your smartphone or any other Christmas essentials.
10. Tstars Go Jesus Ugly Christmas Sweater
BEST WITH JESUS
Go, Jesus! It’s your birthday. We’re gonna party like it’s your birthday! And, even on the other 364 days of the year, when it’s not your birthday, we might put this Tstars sweater on and throw a party anyway! There is no better reason to celebrate, gather with family and have a party than Christmas. Thanks to the birth of the big man, we have an excuse to celebrate, so let’s use it and wear this lovely green jumper while we’re at it.
11. BuckTee Christmas Baby Yoda Sweatshirt
BEST FOR STAR WARS FANS
Baby Yoda has stolen all of our hearts. No, don’t try and deny it; he has yours too. The cute little guy has been all over social media, and now you can proudly display him on your chest during your festivities for the Holiday season! Fair warning — unofficial Baby Yoda merchandise is a risky choice.
12. TeeStars I Touch My Elf Sweater
This sweater has a particularly touching holiday message. Bring on the mistletoe and self-care! Available in a range of colors, this hilarious sweatshirt will get you some laughs, some head shakes, and some disapproving looks, but hey, every party needs that guy. Reviewers say it fits true to size and is comfortable thanks to its 50/50 cotton/polyester blend.
13. Blizzard Bay T-Rex Sweater
BEST DINOSAUR RELATED
What goes together better than dinosaurs and Christmas? Get in the holiday spirit with this fun and festive Blizzard Bay ugly sweater. This green-and-read Christmas sweater features a fun tyrannosaurus rex who’s here to party and who is also wearing an ugly Christmas sweater.
14. iClosam Family Matching Ugly Christmas Sweater
BEST FOR FAMILIES
Match outfits with your family this Christmas to truly embrace the holiday cheer. Why take on the embarrassment of wearing a cheesy Christmas sweater alone when you can share it with those around you? These iClosam Family Matching Christmas Sweaters are available in a range of different sizes to ensure no family member has any excuse to miss out on any festive fun. We should warn you that these stylish winter sweaters may lead to feelings of love and togetherness with your siblings, loved ones and extended family.
15. Grace’s Ugly Christmas Hoodies
The Grace’s Ugly Christmas Hoodie features a hood, making it better than a traditional sweater for those cold and cozy winter nights on the couch watching Christmas classics, such as Gremlins. While the hood may offer additional function, it’s the Gizmo-adorned front that makes this hoodie stand out as an ugly Christmas sweater competitor. Additionally, the hood features a drawstring so you can pull it tightly around your head, only showing a tiny part of your face for some extra silliness this festive season.
16. Blizzard Bay Ugly Christmas Sweater
What could say “random Christmas sweater” better than a unicorn Santa being ridden by a pink flamingo while splashing in a tropical body of water? We say, not much. That’s why the Blizzard Bay Ugly Christmas Sweater is a must-have this holiday season. The main body of this sweater is an unusual combination (to say the least), but the knitted arms are adorned with lovely palm trees and flamingos to solidify that tropical feel. For a genuinely random ugly Christmas sweater, this is the choice.
17. Blizzard Bay Festive Llama Ugly Christmas Sweater
BEST FOR ANIMAL LOVERS
Who said that llama’s don’t celebrate Christmas? Indeed, they do. And now, you can celebrate with them, too, by wearing this Blizzard Bay Festival Llama sweater. It has one bright white llama as the main feature, surrounded by red and white festival patterns, including a strip of scenic llamas amongst the mountains of the sweater. This sweater is the ideal ‘offend no one’ funny Christmas sweater (unless the people around you have a weird fear of llamas).
18. TeesPass Christmas is Magical Unicorn
Santa, as we know, usually rides a sleigh pulled by magical reindeer. But here’s a lesser-known fact about Mr. Claus: he also loves riding unicorns. If you want to get a ton of compliments and high-fives at your holiday Christmas party this year, commemorate St. Nick’s second favorite mammal and wear this sweater. There is no doubt that family and co-workers alike — not to mention any brony friends — will geek out over this My Little Pony-ish unicorn number.
19. Blizzard Bay Men’s Ugly Christmas Sweater
BEST FOR FITNESS FREAKS
Ever wondered what Santa does on the other 364 days of the year? Or what he looks like under that big red suit? Well, this Blizzard Bay Men’s Christmas Sweater should answer both of those questions. It seems that our favorite festive man spends his spare time in the gym and has quite the muscular body hiding under that suit. Who knew? This jacked-up Santa sweater is one to wear to your CrossFit Christmas party.
20. Blizzard Bay Men’s Ugly Christmas Sweater
BEST FOR BEER LOVERS
You’re probably going to have a couple of drinks at any Christmas party. And when that time comes, you’ll need a secure place to hold your beer. That’s where this practical option from Blizzard Bay comes in. The sweater includes a fuzzy koozie built into Rudolph’s head for all your beer-carrying needs. For a funny ugly Christmas sweater that is also functional, order this one while you still can.
21. Happy Holigays Sweatshirt
Maybe who you bone’s been the hot topic of the family behind your back for quite some time. If there is any doubt, you can solidify the news without saying a word with this LGBTQ+ festive Christmas sweatshirt.
22. URVIP Shirtless Ugly Christmas Sweater
BEST FOR DADS
Do you want to confuse and scare everyone around you simultaneously? Then, it’s time to show off that dad bod of yours. Well, maybe not literally. Keep the shirt on this Christmas with a sweater that makes it look like you’re doing the opposite. This hairy as hell, nipple-pierced, sternum-tattooed sweater makes for one hell of a man. We wish we could look as good, but sadly, some of us can’t. That’s why URVIP made this sweater. Dad can get tons of confused faces and most certainly some laughs at the next holiday party.
23. Star Wars Men’s Ugly Christmas Sweater
DARK SIDE PICK
May the Force be with you this Christmas as you wear your Star Wars Stormtrooper Sweater. For all the “Star Wars” geeks out there, this is the ultimate Christmas sweater. It’s the one that will encourage an in-club comment from a neighboring fan and bring in compliments from all around. Why not even get one for your son? After all, you are his father.
24. UGP Campus Apparel Alien Sweater
BEST FOR SCI-FI LOVERS
While some of us are looking forward to Christmas this year, others just want to be the reindeer being abducted that’s pictured below. Political conversations at dinner time? Grandma asking why you don’t have a girlfriend yet? Your mother crying because you forgot to shave? Your Aunt Lucinda grabbing your ass when greeting you? Take us elsewhere, aliens, please. We’re ready.
25. Tipsy Elves Ask Your Mom Ugly Christmas Sweater
This sweater is hilarious or horrible, like the best of Holiday jokes, depending on the context. A wink is all it takes, and endless Santa-innuendos can ensue. Featuring a black base with candy cane piping around the neck, wrists and waist, there’s a reason we decided to close out the list with this funny ugly Christmas sweater; it’s just that good. Go ahead and cause a stir by showing up to your next holiday party in this hilariously offensive sweater.
26. Tipsy Elves Ugly Christmas Sweaters
Don’t just give presents this Christmas; become one with this Tipsy Elves Ugly Christmas Sweater. The design features large blocks of green and red, which are split by a giant metallic gold bow, giving the sweater the look of a big present. For added cuteness, you’ll find blue pads sewn onto each elbow as well as a “to” and “from” tag attached inside a breast pocket so you can send yourself to a lucky person this Christmastime.
27. Tipsy Elves Get Lit Funny Ugly Christmas Sweater
BEST FOR COLLEGE
Sometimes, amid all the chaos and capitalism, it can be hard to remember the true meaning of Christmas. That meaning is to imbibe some spiked egg nog and get in a fight with your Aunt Susan and not to let anybody stop you! Okay, perhaps that’s not the true meaning of the season, but Christmas should be fun, and we should remind those around us to have some with this number from Tipsy Elves.
28. Tipsy Elves Men’s Gaudy Garland Sweater
Rather than just sporting a sweater with a Christmas tree on it, why not assume the role with this Tipsy Elves Men’s Gaudy Garland Sweater. This ghastly green combination dazzles with its mix of tinsel and ornaments as it turns your torso into the upper part of a Christmas tree. It also has snowflakes sporadically embroidered to complete the Christmassy look. In addition, to create the complete tree look, we suggest placing a star on your head and wearing brown leggings, too.
29. Ugly Christmas Sweater Company Light Up Sweater
This reindeer might not have a red nose, but he does have four light-up LED flashing lights that will make you the disco ball of any party. Start dancing, swinging, or shaking, and the lights will switch into action to light up your movements. We just don’t recommend wearing this one to the office if you start flashing in the middle of your board meeting. And, if you haven’t noticed, the reindeer is wearing almost the same jumper as you. So meta.
30. Bioworld Gryffindor Sweater
BEST FOR HARRY POTTER FANS
Round up your wizards and witches this Christmastime and get them wearing this Bioworld Gryffindor Sweater. While you might not be able to ride on the Hogwarts Express, you can pretend you’re doing so while wearing this festive sweater. It’s also available in a wide range of sizes to ensure that no muggle goes without this festive season. Who needs an invisibility cloak when you can just slip on this premium-quality, knitted Christmas sweater?
31. Christmas Kween Sweater
BEST TV STAR
Who doesn’t love Jonathan Van Ness from “Queer Eye”? As one of the most joyful presences on a show brimming with happiness, JVN is the perfect person to put on your funny ugly Christmas sweater. In an appropriately bubblegum pink color, this Christmas Kween sweater is here for the holiday magic. Plus, you can donate 10% of the proceeds to a deserving charity when you order from Not Just Clothing. It’s a Christmas win-win.
32. notjust Lizzo Christmas Jumper
Celebrate one of the best-loved female pop stars of 2021 with this eye-catchingly ugly Christmas sweater (and donate to charity in the process). This little knit number features a range of emojis and musical details together with a picture of Lizzo herself. It pays tribute to her top hit “Truth Hurts” by slightly altering the lyrics. On this jumper, she’s not just 100% any bitch; she’s 100% that Christmas Bitch.
33. Shantay You Sleigh Sweater
BEST FOR RUPAUL FANS
Oh no, she better don’t! There won’t be a single person in the room topping this “RuPaul’s Drag Race” inspired sweater this Christmas. Especially after Ru herself just slayed the Emmys yet again and made herstory by winning both the Emmy for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program and Outstanding Reality or Competition Program in one night. If you’re a fan, there’s no other way to represent than on Christmas. It’s what Mama Ru wants, and you better believe it.
34. Costume Agent Ugly Christmas Sweater
BEST FOR STONERS
If you like your Christmas cookies extra delicious, this may be the sweater option that speaks to you the most. The sweater features an all-green background with a rather stoner-faced gingerbread man spread across the chest. Other stoner-inspired details include the “Let’s Get Baked” message circling the gingerbread man and the accompanying cannabis leaves printed on either elbow.
35. Ripple Junction Rick and Morty Holiday Sweater
BEST FOR RICK AND MORTY FANS
It’s sweater Rick! If you’re a fan of one of the best adult cartoons to hit the entertainment universe in years, “Rick and Morty,” this is an excellent option for you. While this particular sweater will go over some people’s heads, true fans of the Adult Swim cartoon won’t be able to resist giving you a well-deserved fist bump. Don this sweater, and you can discuss the ins and outs of this great show while enjoying a pickle or two with a mutual fan.
36. Ugly Christmas Sweater Company Santa Sweater
BEST FOR ROCKERS
Sleigh your way through Christmas day wearing the Ugly Christmas Sweater Company Santa Sweater. Its grungy colors and punk rock, comic book-style Santa set the tone that you might be feeling slightly Scrooge this Christmas. But what’s wrong with that, as long as you’re wearing a great sweater like this, hey? And, if punk rock isn’t your thing, this sweater is also available in several other themes, like golf, hockey and space.
37. Tipsy Elves Drinking Game Ugly Christmas Sweater
Why wear any old ugly Christmas sweater when you can wear a multipurpose ugly Christmas sweater instead? Make your top the best drinking game of the night with this exciting ball-throwing gag all party-goers are going to love. Are you confused about how to play? Don’t be; the rules are knitted directly into the back of the sweater for all to see.
38. Tacky Ugly Sweaters Christmas Tree Light Up Men’s Ugly Party Sweater
Flex your tacky muscles with this ultimate ugly Christmas sweater that’s sure to put a smile on a few faces. Unlike our other Christmas sweater pick that turns you into a full-on Christmas tree, this one has all the razzle-dazzle and then some, with 3D candy canes, snowflakes, and reindeer prancing around as well.
39. Memetic Shop Snoop Dogg Ugly Christmas Sweater
BEST FOR STONERS
Whether you’re a fan of stoner culture or rap, there’s nothing like ringing in the holidays with Snoop Dogg himself wearing a Santa Clause hat and delivering his own unique Christmas story. It’s the perfect blend between wearable humor and style, and pretty much gives you a pass to show up to family dinner with red eyes and a case of the munchies.
40. Men’s Home Alone Filthy Animal Pullover Sweater
BEST MOVIE-THEMED PICK
What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a Christmas movie marathon? Home Alone has always been an iconic movie to watch during the month of December, and this sweater celebrates its contribution to pop culture with a quote from the movie and Macaulay himself, framing his face with his hands in that instantly recognizable pose. The sweater is bordered with festive trees and pizza slices, paying homage to Culkin eating that delicious, cheesy indulgence in the back of the limo.
41. Men’s Santa’s Log on the Fire Ugly Christmas Sweater
BEST BAD SANTA PICK
Were you naughty or nice this year? Being nice can get a little boring, so if you feel like taking on a bad Santa persona this year, look no further than this sweater that shows off Santa Claus relieving himself on a chimney while reading the paper. You might get some judgemental looks from everyone who isn’t into poop humor, but in our eyes, it’s totally worth it.
42. Uideazone 3D Digital Printed Boobs Pullover Shirt
BEST NAUGHTY PICK
Spruce up your everyday pasties with this X-rated sweater that swaps the bedroom accessory for red ornaments. It’s hilarious and naughty – while it may not be the best for a family-friendly event, you’ll definitely want to throw this conversation-starting sweater on after dinner when its time to party and let loose.
43. Ugly Christmas Sweater Company Men’s Santa Crew Neck Sweater
BEST FOR BIKERS
If you own a motorcycle or just aren’t down with all the sexual innuendo sweater, invest in this funny Christmas sweater that features a badass Santa who lives to ride. It’s 60% cotton unlike many polyester alternatives in this novelty genre, which means that your skin will be breathing more and sweating less, whatever event you wear this to.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Company Men's Santa Crew Neck Sweater
44. Crazy Dog T-Shirts “Let’s Taco Bout The Holidays” Christmas Ugly Sweater
BEST FOR TACO LOVERS
There’s always that one person that’s obsessed with tacos and finds a way to work them into all of their outfits. Why should Christmas be any different? Declare your love for the guac with this avocado and taco shell adorned punny sweater that reads, “Let’s Taco Bout The Holidays”. Walk around with a taco all night for enhanced (and tastier) effects.
45. Christmas Snowman Funny Gift Idea Designs “Chillin’ With My Snowmies” Sweater
BEST FOR BFFS
This “Chillin’ With My Snowmies” shirt is a light-hearted way to celebrate your best friends, or certain family members that you share a special bond with. While it’s not as ugly as some of the other options on our curated list, it’s versatile, unisex, and still has an ideal amount of cringe factor for you to proudly wear to an ugly Christmas sweater party.
46. Crazy Dog T-Shirts Crew Neck “Feliz Navi-Dogs” Sweatshirt
BEST FOR DOG LOVERS
There are a lot of breed-specific ugly funny Christmas sweaters out there, but if you love all the dogs and want the world to know, consider this cozy and colorful “Feliz Navi-Dogs” sweater with adorable prints of Fido and everything he loves, like bones and fire hydrants. Mini snowflakes and trees ensure that the sweater still stays seasonal.
47. Snowtorious Dunking Santa Christmas Sweater
BEST FOR BASKETBALL FANS
If you’re a die-hard basketball fan, buying this Snowtorious basketball Christmas Santa with a dunking Santa is a no-brainer. Of course, Santa is too cool to ever be dunked on. Insthe’s he’s schooling one of his reindeer and using an elf to get some height! The border of the sweater has red Jordans and mini basketballs to show your love for the sport further.
48. RAISEVERN Unisex Sloth Christmas Sweatshirt
MOST ADORABLE PICK
There’s nothing cuter than a sloth – except when you toss a red Santa Clause hat on it. This spandex and polyester sweater features a gigantic ginning sloth, surrounded by vibrant, on-theme Christmas decor. It’s laugh-inducing, just the right amount of random, and definitely not elegant, earning it a well-deserved spot on our roundup.
49. Blizzard Bay Men’s Light Up Ugly Christmas Sweater
This psychedelic ugly Christmas sweater by Blizzard Bay is cool enough to wear year-round. Things get weird when Santa is riding around a T-Rex and reindeer hybrid, taking his hat off and showing off his bald spot, surrounded by planets and stars in a far-out galaxy. It even has a light-up feature. If you want to truly stand out from the crowd, look no further.
50. RAISEVERN Cat Ugly Christmas Sweater
BEST FOR CAT LOVERS
You can’t have a roundup featuring ugly Christmas sweaters without a cute kitten sweater. That would be illegal. Very illegal. This runway-esque cat sweater gives Great Aunt Linda’s black-market-retirement-home kitten adoption center a run for its money. It’s oh-so festive in every way you want it to be and might even inspire a few party-goers to adopt and not shop. Just don’t adopt from Great Aunt Linda.
Also Consider: “It’s Too Hot For Ugly Sweaters” T-Shirt
BEST FOR HOT CLIMATE DWELLERS
If you easily get overheated or live in a place that’s warm year-round, consider swapping your funny ugly Christmas sweater for a funny ugly Christmas T-shirt. It’s available in men, women, and youth sizes, so you can get one for everyone you know! This cotton tee makes a great gag gift and still lets you enter an ugly Christmas sweater contest with the perfect loophole.