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13 Ugly Christmas Sweaters That Are Perfect for Movie Buffs and TV Lovers

'Tis the season for ugly Christmas sweaters: a fun tradition that anyone can enjoy.

OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY, Kate McKinnon, 2016. ph: Glen Wilson/©Paramount Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

“Office Christmas Party”

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We’ve officially entered sweater weather season! You’ll probably be attending (or throwing) at least one holiday party this month and, even if you don’t get too excited about the holidays, ugly Christmas sweaters are a fun tradition that anyone can enjoy.

They’re not just for parties, though; ugly Christmas sweaters are extremely versatile. You can give them as gifts, wear them around the house, or sport them at the office. And if you really want to get in the holiday spirit, wear your ugly Christmas sweater while you’re out Christmas shopping.

With so many sweaters to choose from, we narrowed things down to movie- and TV-themed designs. From “Squid Game” to “Home Alone,” see below for a collection of the best ugly Christmas sweaters and Christmas jumpers inspired by your favorite TV shows and films. For more gear to add to your shopping cart, check out our list of holiday board games and eco-friendly gift options.

“Squid Game” Merry Squidmas Christmas Sweater

Merry Squidmas! If you’re one of the 90 million people who binged “Squid Game” on Netflix, then this officially licensed Christmas sweater from Merchoid is an absolute must. It’s the seasonal uniform that’s comfortable enough for a not-so-deadly round of tug of war or red light, green light, and comes in XS-3XL. If you’re looking for a different style, try this creepy robot doll sweatshirt for $29, or this masked guard sweatshirt for $40.

“The Office” Dwight Schrute Ugly Christmas Sweater

Dreaming of a Dwight Christmas? Pay homage to “The Office” in this hilariously cute Christmas sweater from Ripple Junction. The sweater is available in XS-4X.

“Ghostbusters” Ugly Christmas Sweater

Something strange in your neighborhood? This Ghostbusters knitted sweater captures the festive spirit of a cult classic with the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and Slimer in all their holiday glory. And being that “Ghostbusters II” takes place during Christmas, this sweater is perfect for the holidays.

“A Christmas Story” OHHHH FUUUdge! Ralphie Ugly Christmas Sweater

“A Christmas Story” is an undisputed holiday classic, so it’s only right to rock a sweater with Ralphie on it. This unisex sweater is available in small, medium, large, XL, 2XL, and 3XL.

“Beam Me Up, Santa” Knitted Christmas Sweater

Make an interglacial statement in this “Star Trek” sweater featuring a holiday twist on one of Captain Kirk’s infamous phrases. You can get this sweater in adult sizes up to 3X.

“Elf” Santa I Know Him Ugly Christmas Sweater

This Ripple Junction knitted sweater featuring Buddy the Elf will look great at your office holiday party (even if it’s over Zoom). The sweater is made from a cotton and acrylic blend and is available in sizes ranging from small to 3X.

“Pulp Fiction” Say Merry XMas Again Christmas Sweater

Warm, comfortable, and unforgettable. Make it a “Pulp Fiction” Christmas in this Ripple Junction sweater, complete with an illustration of Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) daring you to, “Say Merry Xmas Again!” You can get this unisex sweater in small, medium, large, XL, 2X, and 3X.

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” Knitted Christmas Sweater

It’s Christmas with the Griswolds! This “National Lampoons” Christmas sweater features a festive, green color scheme that’s sure to turn heads. The sweater fits snug according to several customer reviews, so you’ll want to order a size up just to be safe.


“Rick and Morty” Happy Human Holiday Christmas Sweater

This “Rick and Morty” Happy Human Holiday Ugly Christmas Sweater showcases Rick, Morty, and Santa in a whimsical design. The knitted, machine washable sweater is made from cotton and acrylic and goes all the way up to 3X.

“Seinfeld” Festivus for the Rest of Us Ugly Christmas Sweater

Observing Festivus this year? Get a sweater to commemorate the holiday created on an episode of “Seinfeld.” The sweater features the phrase, “Festivus for the Rest of Us” above a Festivus pole with “Airing of Grievances,” and “Feats of Strength” rounding out the border.

“Star Wars” Master Yoda Knitted Christmas Sweater

Yoda is ready for the holidays. This Master Yoda Christmas sweater from Numskull will definitely score points with “Star Wars” fans. The knitted jumper comes in unisex sizes ranging from XS-4X.

“Friends” Ugly Christmas Sweater

Could you be any more excited about Christmas? If you love being around friends during the holidays this might just be the perfect sweater for you. It can also be worn at home while you pour a cup of coffee or cocoa (in your Central Perk mug, of course) and binge watch “Friends” on HBO Max.

“Home Alone” Escaped Wet Bandits Ugly Christmas Sweater

The Wet Bandits have their own Christmas sweater! Marv and Harry take center stage on this knitted sweater, made from 100% acrylic. Like all the others on our list, this design is a unisex, adult sweater, however, the fit may vary so you may want to go up or down a size. The sweater comes in small–4X.

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