9 Ugly Christmas Sweaters That Santa Himself Would Be Proud Of

by Tessa Harvey

Christmastime is one of the best times of the year, if you ask me. People seem to be in great moods, your favorite stores are holding epic sales, you get to shop for all of the people you care most about, and the magical festivities are out of this world. There's something extremely warm, cozy, and welcoming about walking by string lights and decorations wherever you go. And it only seems appropriate to rock some of the best ugly Christmas sweaters while doing the festive activities on your bucket list, amiright?

Ugly Christmas sweaters are a holiday season essential. You just can't do Christmas right without them. Whether you're showing it off at the family holiday party (although, you'll never beat Grandma's ugly Christmas sweater), heading to the office party dressed like an actual elf, hitting up SantaCon with your crew, or just chilling at home making your favorite cookies, it's the time of year to put your merriest foot forward.

As we jump right into prime sweater weather, it's the perfect time to go shopping for this season's staple look. These nine ugly holiday sweaters make the perfect pair with some Christmas cheer and spirit. Which one will you be rocking?

The Iciest Sweaters In Town

Frosty AF Ugly Christmas Sweater Crewneck - Holiday Sweater - White Snowman, $29.69, Etsy

Is it chilly in here, or is it just these extra cool sweaters? I kid. But for real though, these sweaters speak to me on another level. They're perfect for the girl who loves to be sassy when she feels like it, and, obviously, the holiday pun is too good to pass up. Why not get matching ones with your BFF?

All We Want For Xmas... Is This Sweater

All I Want For Christmas Is Tequila Sweater - Ugly Christmas Sweater Crewneck - Holiday Sweater, $29.69, Etsy

Sometimes, you have to be really, really clear with Santa about what it is you truly want for Christmas. This sweater sets the record straight. We want tequila, please (and a lot of it).

You'll Be Lookin' Flyer Than Santa's Reindeer In This Sweater

We Fly High No Lie And You Know This Sweatshirt, $18.39+, Etsy

Dasher and Dancer have nothing on you in this sweater. It's fresh, it's cool, and it's not too in-your-face with tinsel, frills, and glitter (although that is fun from time to time). If you're looking to keep things low-key for your holiday plans, this is the sweater for you.

A Christmas Classic

Ugly Christmas Sweater Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal, $18.39+, Etsy

The traditional ugly sweater graphics plus the iconic Home Alone quote is guaranteed to be a hit no matter what occasion you're rocking your sweater to. All it takes is a holiday attitude and a convincing impression, and you're totally set to sleigh.

The Most Magical Christmas Unicorn Sweater

Ugly Christmas Sweater - Unicorn Print on a Soft Pink Sweatshirt, $15.92, Etsy

If you love Christmas but red and green isn't your fave color combo to rock, obviously, the smartest choice is to rock this adorable AF unicorn twist on the ugly sweater. We're here for all of the holiday magic, and these unicorns get the job done.

The Cheeriest of Trees

Ugly Christmas Tree Sweater, $62.10, Etsy

Sometimes, you just have to go all out when you're in the holiday spirit. It's not enough to throw on a Christmas sweater and call it a day. Nope — sometimes you have to be the tree. You are the true holiday spirit, and I commend you.

This Sweater Came To Party

TREE LIT ( Ugly Christmas Sweater ), $25.50+, Etsy

If you're looking forward to getting lit, this is the sweater for you. It states your intentions nice and clearly. Although, I would not recommend this gem for your office parties. SantaCon, here we come!

This Incredibly Cute Llama Who Wants To Spread Holiday Cheer

Llama Ugly Christmas sweater, Fa la la Christmas sweatshirt, $19.99+, Etsy

Who said other animals can't be festive, too? We can't let the reindeers have it all, even though we do love them dearly. This llama is here to spread the cheer all season long, and we support him.

A Sweater For The Real MVP Of Gift Wrapping

Gangsta Wrapper Sweatshirt, $13.22+, Etsy

If you have some serious pride in your gift wrapping skills, this is your perfect Christmas sweater. It's fun enough to be worn throughout the holiday season, but I bet you could get away with it other times of the year, too. Now go wrap some presents.