Got a really ugly Christmas sweater? Throw a party!
For the past several years, a new trend has emerged during the holidays – and the ugly that shows up each year has reached epic proportions.
Ugly Christmas sweater parties began a few years ago. No one really knows why. Perhaps someone was looking for a way to get rid of a bunch of sweaters he found in his attic. Perhaps someone thought she could bring the trend back and it backfired on her. Who knows? The fact is, from those ugly sweaters that were all the rage in the 1980s has come a new way to party.
The trend has even sparked a bunch of new businesses. If you can't find the perfect ugly sweater, you can find plenty of places online to purchase one. From the ugly to the "I-can't-believe-you-paid-money-for-that," these sites carry some seriously demented holiday sweaters. You can even find sites that specialize in recipes for ugly sweater parties.
There are also websites and books that tell you how to throw the perfect ugly Christmas sweater party. Designers are even jumping on the bandwagon. Dolce & Gabbana featured over-the-top sweaters on their runway, along with many others.
But why the ugly Christmas sweater? Aren't there better ways to make the season bright? Perhaps it is the nostalgia the sweaters represent. Maybe your kindergarten teacher, who you loved, wore one. Maybe it was you Mom or Grandma. Maybe you're just REALLY into the holidays and just can't control your Christmas spirit.
Whatever the reason, these crazy, tacky sweaters seem to make people smile. And isn't that exactly what the heart of Christmas is all about?