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How to Successfully Kick a Christmas Sweater Addiction

Updated on January 27, 2010

Back Away From the Santa Applique Sweater

Yes, you!  Back away, and then turn and run! That sweater is not going to make anyone happy. It is just going to make them cringe, yes cringe. Don't be fooled by all the complements you get at the Christmas party, they are just being polite, trust me. You are the conversation piece, not the sweater. Please don't tell them how long you have had the sweater either, that will only make it worse.

U.C.S.S. Ugly Christmas Sweater Syndrome

Some Think It's Fashionable

Sorry if I offend anyone but...the tacky Christmas sweater no matter who made it (be it couture or whatever)  is not fashionable.  I saw a lady the other day head to toe in red and white with Santa appliques all over.  She proudly sauntered around with her perfectly coifed black hair.  I know for a fact that people told her how nice her sweater was.  I walked away because my facial expressions will sometimes give me away and I didn't want to burst out laughing.  

Tacky Christmas Sweater Parties

Yes, if you don't believe me. People hold actual Tacky Christmas Sweater Parties. All over North America and who knows where else people are making fun of your sweater. Maybe you might call it a jumper, pullover, sweatshirt, jersey, or guernsey. Whatever, they are still not fashionable. Fun, funny, cute, (on babies and little children) but not for adults.


How to Kick the Habit

My advice is to never don one unless you are going to a theme party, or dressing up like one of Santa's helpers. I'm not saying throw it away. Just refrain from wearing it other than the occasions I just described. Surely though I know a lot of people don't care about what they wear and that is fine. I like a good laugh as much as the next person. I could also call Clinton Kelly and Stacy London and see what they have to say.

To all who wear your lovely Christmas sweaters. I love you all and you make the Christmas Season or Holiday Season or whatever it is PC to call it these days, much more merrier.

I have added some wonderful Christmas hubs below, by some terrific HubPages Authors.  Take some time to give them a dose of Christmas cheer and love.  Cheers to all my wonderful HubPages friends.  May the season find you healthy and happy!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      I admit it - I like the tacky christmas sweaters, especially on the grands! Wonderful hub!

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      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      Thanks Habee, cute on the little ones eh. I love to see people with the Christmas spirit. Merry Christmas and thanks a bunch for reading and commenting. Always glad to see you!

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      tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

      I am sorry. Itried to read the hub, but I could'nt hear myself over those sweaters. Funny stuff !

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      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      Tee Hee, Tony...funny thanks for reading and commenting.

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      These are some of the most hideous sweaters I've ever laid eyes upon! I had a lot of fun reading this, Tammy! I'm sorry I didn't read it sooner. I know several people that think they're hot sh*t with X-Mas sweaters...

      I think a great idea would be to have a Christmas sweater party in which people vote for the worst sweater ever manufactured! The prize should be a gallon of gas and a couple of matches.

      Thanks so much, Tammy! Here's to a Happy, Happy New Year!

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      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      LOL Dohn...Glad you stopped by. I bet you have a Christmas sweater or whatever stashed somewhere go on admit it. We all have our secrets.

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Dohn: (Rolls eyes, shuts his mouth, and casually walks away...And then begins running at full speed)

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      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      LOL...Dohn, Happy Successful New Year!

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      bearclawmedia 7 years ago from Mining Planet Earth

      I have to admit that I have one in my closet. I only use it for fishing. It scares the hell out of the other fishermen so they don't bother me. My wife says you should have your own TV show. Kind regards Bearclaw

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      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      Hee hee...I think a lot of people have them (usually a gift from someone else).

      Thanks to you and your wife about the tv show thing what a really nice complement.

      Happy New Year!

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      Ben Zoltak 7 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Great read Tammy also funny. My father in law went to one of those tacky sweater parties a few weeks ago, he said one of the people there bid over $50 for his on eBay! I saw it was u-g-l-y ugly! Pretty funny though, especially seeing the dancers above your article, it must be a hot trend! It's been years since I owned one, I might have to get one next year to have some fun with it!

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      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      I think I will have a tacky sweater themed party next year. You all are invited! LOL

      Ben...I never had a sweater but I bought my mother in law one. She wore it on Christmas Eve...I saw it via webcam LOL...I am so bad

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      itakins 7 years ago from Irl

      Tammy-

      Brilliant hub-personally,I would have a law against these!!

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      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      Tee Hee Itakins...what would be the punishment six years in fashion purgatory? LOL Thanks for stopping in!

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      itakins 7 years ago from Irl

      Tammy-

      I think if one actually wears one of these ,they have already arrived in fashion purgatory--------

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      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      LOL...Itakins!

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      Frugal Fanny 7 years ago from BC

      You know, I think the tacky christmas sweaters are right up there with decking yourself out in holiday-themed 'jewelry'. You know what I mean, the giant christmas bell earrings, the light-up necklaces that look like little strands of christmas lights, the jingle bell bracelets (which I am sure get pulled right off a horse's harness)? All worth a great laugh, anyway!

      I do like your style of writing, by the way. :D

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      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      Frugal Fanny...Or how about wearing a santa hat every day after Thanksgiving until the Christmas season is over. LOL...Thanks so much for the funny and nice comments.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      funny Tam, hehe, you always put smile here, I like your funny and nice writing style, Maita

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      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      Thank you for adding more sweetness and love to the world Maita!

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      Paul Scanlon 7 years ago from Birmingham, UK

      Tammy. I agree, Christmas sweaters are tacky - Christmas socks on the other hand ....

      Great hub, made me smile, thanks.

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      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      Thank you Paul Scanlon...I had some pics and videos up but I took them down. I think I will go and put them back up. Thank you for taking the time to read and make a comment. I do wear Christmas socks LOL

      Thanks again, Tammy

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      Jane@CM 7 years ago

      Hilarious! My daughter went looking for an Ugly Christmas sweater too late in the season for her sorority's USCC party. I told her she needs to hit Goodwill in early November! Cute hub!

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      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      hey Jane...I got this idea from one a doctor who brags she has a whole trunk full of them. Her sweaters are ugly to be sure.

      Thanks for checking out my hub and commenting. Such a nice comment too LOL.

      Sincerely Tammy

    I didn't want to disappoint so I added some of my personal faves that I found.  I totally dig the kitty cat one...saw a lady wearing that one in Walmart the other day with green tights and red cowboy boots.  So if you must, please feel free to choose one.

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