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The Best Ugly Christmas Sweaters on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing. We’ve covered the best artificial Christmas treesChristmas tree toppersChristmas lights, and wreaths, and now we’re zeroing in on the best ugly Christmas sweaters on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Women

“I love Christmas and I love being able show my Christmas spirit in my fashion choices! The sweater is very thick (which is good for when the weather gets colder because I’ve found that a lot of Christmas sweaters that I buy from other stores are very thin and not very warm at all). The styles available are all very cute and stylish. The sweaters are great for ugly sweater parties and are a great way to spread holiday cheer. Overall, it has quickly become one of my favorite sweaters!”

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“This is really a very nice sweater. I wanted something cute, and maybe a bit ‘dorky’ that I could actually wear for Ugly Sweater Days at work over the holiday season, and this fills the bill perfectly. It isn’t too heavy or bulky, but still heavy enough to ‘take the chill off.’ It seems to be quite well made. I ordered an XL, and it actually fits more like a L. This is fine for me, but if you really need an XL it might be a bit small for you. Over all, I’m quite pleased with this sweater.”

“It’s hideous–but it’s supposed to be. Big hit at Xmas shows I played. Only reason for losing a star: since the LED’s are motion-sensitive, if it’s hanging on my bedroom clothes rack (aka treadmill), every little breeze in the room (or brush-past by my cat) lights it up in the dark.”

“The pictures don’t really do this sweater justice. It’s really nice quality, thick and warm and the infinity scarf is an added bonus. I wore this to an ‘ugly sweater’ party, but it’s just too cute to be considered ugly! One thing to note, I’d normally wear an XS but they didn’t offer that size. I opted for the small which fits but is a tad bigger. For someone who normally wears small, this would fit as expected.”

“I ordered this sweater as a cheap, fun thing to wear around the holidays. The quality exceeded my expectations for the price since it is thick. The large size, however, was much larger than expected. I’m five-foot-five and 160 pounds and probably should’ve ordered a small. Will still look okay with boots and leggings for an ugly sweater party.”

Best Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Men

“This sweater is going to be great for my husband to wear to the family ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ party! He laughed out loud when he saw it. I ordered one size up just in case it shrank in the wash. I turned it inside out and washed it on the gentle cycle in cold water and then dried it on low heat. It may have shrunk just ever so slightly, but it came out of the washer soft and fluffy and the colors didn’t fade any.”