Christmas is approaching very rapidly and that means the Ugly Christmas sweaters are fixing to be showing up on the streets. An ugly Christmas Sweater is simply that, an ugly sweater that people wear all over town, to parties and to work.
Giving and getting an Ugly Christmas sweater is a tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation and you will either like it or hate it. There really is no in between when it comes to the ugly Christmas Sweater.
To be given the title of an Ugly Christmas sweater, the sweater must have a Christmas theme and have a tacky or gaudy picture on the front of it. If it does not meet these qualifications, then it is not a Christmas Sweater. It can also be said that the sweater is of bad taste, which means the sweater must have too much glitter, too many embellishments, tons of tinsels and so much Christmas on the sweater that you will get lost in all the Christmas.
According to the Urban Directory the Ugly sweater started with the Cosby sweater. The Cosby sweater is named after Bill Cosby because he wore baggy sweaters with ugly decorations on them. He wore these types of sweaters on his TV show starting in 1989. However, Bill Cosby does not want to take credit for introducing the Christmas Sweater.
During Christmas time in the 1980’s you could begin to purchase what was known as the Jingle Bell Sweater. This was a Christmas sweater that had too many decorations and too much tinsels on it making some people hate them, and some people loved them.
Now that we have Christmas sweaters there are many people in the younger generation that throw ugly Christmas sweater parties. This is where young people would gather in a group at someone’s house and drink and eat snacks while making fun of the Ugly sweaters that their parents fell in love with back in the eighties.
Now people give these types of sweaters to people as gifts as a joke and sometimes they even make the sweaters themselves. However, you can still purchase an ugly Christmas Sweater in the stores. Simply pick which on you want to make or purchase and send it on its way as a gift from you to them on Christmas day. Get your very own Christmas sweater today!