I cannot express how being invited to an Ugly Christmas Sweater party would both simultaneously thrill me and throw me into a tailspin of indecision. On one hand, this kind of invitation tells me that the party host has a great sense of humor, so the event, itself, is likely to be a great time! On the other hand, MAN that is a lot of pressure to perform. There are so many funny (and ugly) Christmas sweaters out there — how on earth am I supposed to choose just one? Not to mention the fact that the sweater you wear will tell those around you a bit about your personality, opinions, and stance on social issues. You know, important things like whether you enjoy a good poop joke or are willing to risk wearing a battery-operated shirt in damp weather conditions in order to amuse others.
Whenever I see someone wearing one out and about or at a regular holiday party, I take note. I really think about the message behind what each person decided to wear on their chest to tell the world, “This is who I am. Now pass the spiked nog.” In case you got the invite I both long for and am terrified of, please allow me to break down some of my personal favorite sweaters available now — not so much for what they look like, but for what they so clearly say about the wearer.