Several celebrities have been known to sport their favorite ugly holiday sweaters — from pop-culture-inspired tops to challah-bread pullovers — for the festive season.
Taylor Swift, for one, encouraged guests at her 30th birthday party in December 2019 to lean into the Christmas theme. “Happy birthday but make it Santa,” the Grammy winner captioned a series of Instagram photos from the celebration.
During a December 2019 episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan, Kelly Ripa disputed the idea that her and cohost Ryan Seacrest’s holiday getups were ugly. “If you’ve grown up in my house, we always had a holiday sweater,” she explained. “We used to call them holiday sweaters. We would never call them ugly sweaters because we wore them year-round.”
Ripa went on to call the sweaters “charming,” adding, “These actually say that we’re happy people.”
Scroll through the gallery below to see photos of stars wearing their favorite Christmas sweaters — and decide whether the getups should be deemed ugly: