Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you just can’t ignore ‘em. Some say they’re an eyesore. We say they’re a welcome sight at any Christmas or Hanukkah party (yes, there are ugly Hanukkah sweaters, too). As Friday, December 25 approaches, it’s officially 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 Christmas sweaters will help everyone who sees you get into the Christmas spirit.
From sweaters that will 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 22 favorite laugh-out-loud men’s 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. Happy Human Holiday Sweater
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 a great 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.
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.
3. Mike Tyson Merry Chrithmith Sweater
For what is quite possibly one of the most terrifying and dangerous people to ever walk the face of the earth, we do make fun of Mike Tyson’s lisp a good amount. That said, he seems to be perfectly alright with it and has become quite a jolly fellow over the past decade or so. 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.
4. RAISEVERN Cat Christmas Sweater
You can’t have a roundup featuring ugly Christmas sweaters without a cat sweater. Otherwise, that would be illegal. Very illegal. This runway-esque cat sweater is giving 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.
5. UGP Campus Apparel Alien Abduction Ugly Sweater
While some of us are looking forward to Christmas this year, others really 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.
6. Vizor Merry Liftmas Sweatshirt
Can you just 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.
7. Blizzard Bay Tyrannosaurus Rex Ugly Sweater
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.
8. Tipsy Elves Get Lit Sweater
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.
9. 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 sweater the best drinking game of the night with this exciting ball-throwing gag all party-goers are going to love. Confused on how to play? Don’t be, the rules are knitted directly into the back of the sweater for all to see.
10. Blizzard Bay Yeti Drink Pocket Sweater
At the right party, you’re probably going to have a couple of drinks. And when that time comes, you’ll need a secure place to hold your beer. In comes this great option from Blizzard Bay, which has a fuzzy little coozie in the chest of the yeti for all your partying needs. For a funny Christmas sweater that’s also functional, order this while you still can.
11. BuckTee All I Want for Christmas is Baby Yoda Sweatshirt
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 he can be proudly displayed 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. Happy Holigays Sweatshirt
Maybe who you bone’s been the hot topic of the family behind your back for quite some time. I mean, we can hear your whispers, cousin Melissa. You sound like a damn chimpanzee when you talk, baby. Also, your second-born looks nothing like your husband. Just saying. Anyways, solidify the news without having to physically say something with this LGBTQ+ festive Christmas sweatshirt that’ll surely get Melissa to finally shut the hell up.
14. ShirtInvaders Lets Get Baked Sweatshirt
If you like your Christmas cookies extra delicious, then this is a very appropriate option. In a simple green with our favorite gingerbread man, maybe a Christmas viewing of Shrek is in order while you wear this one. Get comfy, cozy, and warm, as if you’re half baked.
15. Stachin’ Through The Snow Sweatshirt
Remember that weird mustache trend on clothing from, like, 2009? If reading that just sent a shiver down your spine, you absolutely do. What the hell was that? We’re so glad that’s over. Or . . . is it? If you’re looking to bring back a dead trend from the pits of hell we don’t recommend it, especially this one because it’s so cringeworthy. But, if you absolutely must, we’re just going to leave this here. Just hope you won’t get yourself kicked out of the Christmas party.
16. Shantay You Sleigh Sweater
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 Emmy’s 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.
17. URVIP Shirtless Ugly Christmas Sweater
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 this sweater was made. Get yourself tons of confused faces and most certainly a lot of laughs at your next holiday party.
18. PIZOFF Buff Santa Sweater
Pull the exact opposite of our previous look with a sweater that’ll get the ladies (or gents, if that’s your thing) going. 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 really 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.
19. TeesPass Christmas is Magical Unicorn Ugly
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. Commemorate St. Nick’s second favorite mammal if you want to get a ton of compliments and high-fives at your holiday Christmas party by wearing this hilarious ugly Christmas sweater, featuring a My Little Pony-ish unicorn all your brony friends will geek over.
20. Christmas Kween Sweater
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 Christmas sweater. In an appropriately bubblegum pink color, this Christmas Kween sweater is here for the holiday magic. Plus, when you order from Not Just Clothing, you can donate 10% of the proceeds to a deserving charity. It’s a Christmas win-win.
21. Lil X Mas: Old Town Cowboy Holiday Sweater
Celebrate the most popular song of 2019 in the form of a funny Christmas sweater (and like the previous pick, donate to charity in the process). This hilariously fringed sweater pays homage to the Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ earworm that dominated the music world last year. Bring the yeehaw spirit to the Christmas season with this Old Town Road inspired funny Christmas sweater.
22. Tipsy Elves Ask Your Mom Sweater
Like the best of Holiday jokes, this sweater is either hilarious or horrible 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 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.