Happy Holidays! 6 Ugly Christmas Sweaters That Are Actually Kind of Cute

It’s time to give your holiday sequins and dresses a break: National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is here.

On Dec. 12, chunky knits and itchy cotton blends adorned with merriment and supremely cheesy embellishments take over the styles of otherwise chic trendsetters.

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And why not? The wacky tops are sure to bring a smile to yourself and those around you. Plus, looking like a fool can actually do some good. This year, sweater participants are encouraged to donate $5 to Save the Children, which helps children living in poverty in the United States. “The more money raised, the more children you and Save the Children can help this holiday season and throughout the new year,” Carolyn Miles, the org’s president and CEO, said in a statement.

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Just head to Savethechildren.org/sweater to donate — or text SWEATER to 20222.

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Now on to the goods: To get in the holiday spirit, Us Weekly rounded up 6 styles that are so bad they’re actually cute.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters

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Top row, from left to right:

Tacky but snazzy! Slip on the Urban Renewal Vintage Ugly Christmas Cardigan, featuring bedazzled sleighs and snowflakes. ($39, Urbanoutfitters.com)

Buddy the Elf never looked so chic! All you need are yellow tights and black shoes to really go all out. ($64.99, Modcloth.com)

You’re so excited you can’t hide it! Count down to Christmas on your sweater — literally — with this oversized option that includes stick-on numbers. ($56.85, Asos.com)

Bottom row, from left to right:

For the ugly-sweater shy, try the Sequin Christmas Tree Sweater, also available in petite and tall. ($90, Topshop.com)

It’s here! It’s here! Boldly proclaim, “‘Tis the season,” with this navy sweatshirt. ($14.99 on sale, Kohls.com)

Can’t quite find the right option? Pick up the Ugly Christmas Sweater Kit to personalize the red and green knitwear. ($24.99 on sale, Jcpenney.com)

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