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Ugly Christmas Sweater Ideas on Pinterest June 27 2014, 0 Comments

We'd love for you to Pin the ugliest sweaters that you find on our site! And don't forget to follow us as we share fun party ideas, ugly sweater pictures and just a ton of hilarious stuff with all of our Pinterest Pals!

Visit Ugly Christmas Sweaters's profile on Pinterest.

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day 2014 June 19 2014, 0 Comments

Can you believe that we're half way to Christmas 2014? 

Ugly Christmas Sweater Logo National Day is December 19 2014

We're excited to partner with the fun team over at National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day as they've built a huge following around the idea that we should ALL wear Ugliest and Tackiest new, vintage or just borrowed from your Grandma's closet SWEATERS!

This year, the National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day will fall on Friday, December 19 2014, so be sure to share the news with your friends, mates, pals and family.  We're excited to offer a variety of options, so shop around and share your pictures with us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Google+

Cheers!

Team Ugly


Lloyd Christmas wears an Ugly Christmas Sweater in Scene from Dumb and Dumber May 23 2014, 0 Comments

People always ask us, "how did you start an Ugly Christmas sweater business?" and while the running joke is that we just wanted extra money to buy matching go-carts, perhaps it all goes back the the Jim Carrey classic "Dumb and Dumber" - this movie was on repeat in our dorm room and likely the scene where Lloyd daydreams about returning the missing briefcase and joins his new found friends was subconsciously making an impact...Also, the fact that Lloyd Christmas has a scene wearing an Ugly Christmas sweater is mind blowing! 


Ugliest Christmas Sweater in NFL History May 09 2014, 0 Comments

Coming in Fall 2014, just in time for the NFL season to kickoff, we're excited to offer Ugly Christmas Sweaters with the top NFL football teams.  Here's a quick look at the Green Bay Packers ugly sweater - 

Green Bay Packers Ugly Christmas Sweater

NFL Ugly Christmas Sweaters Green Bay Packers

Here are the designs for a few of the other teams we're offering this season!

Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears Ugly Christmas Sweater

Indianapolis Colts Ugly Christmas Sweater

Colts NFL Ugly Tacky Christmas Sweater

New York Giants Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Seattle Seahawks Christmas Sweater

Buy Seattle Seahawks Ugly Christmas Sweaters

 

The NFL Ugly Christmas Sweaters are making headlines all over, so be sure to pre-order today!

Bleacher Report says "Get Ready!" http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1953467-get-ready-for-next-christmas-with-these-nfl-ugly-christmas-sweaters

CBS Sports wants to know where Johnny Football gets his ugly gear http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24445947/photos-ugly-nfl-sweaters-are-really-ugly

Here is a clip from ESPN Pardon the Interruption - showcasing the Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals sweaters.

 

 


Hoppy Easter - Creepy Easter Bunny Pic April 20 2014, 0 Comments

Well, sometimes waiting in line for two hours just to get your picture taken with a mythological character is totally worth it, and then again most times it's not.

To all of those that braved long lines over the holiday, we're sure you can relate.  For those that said, "two hours? F - that!" you're smarter than the average bear, congrats.

Hope you all enjoy a wonderful Easter and Passover with your family and friends!

We're digging through our collection to find some great pastel ugly Easter sweaters, so until then, enjoy this great pic. Poor girl.

Easter Bunny Epic Fail Creepy Bunny Scared Kid


Ugly Sweater Party Ideas: Gluten Free Options December 16 2013, 0 Comments

Who said an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party needs gluten? Preparing for our upcoming chat with Elizabeth Hasselbeck, I realized we have something in common, we're both gluten free - so to help anyone else out there that happens to be looking for a few GF holiday meals, I wanted to provide a few great resources:

http://allrecipes.com/recipes/holidays-and-events/thanksgiving/gluten-free/

http://www.celiaccentral.org/gluten-free-holiday-recipes/

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/healthy-eating/special-diets/gluten-free

 

http://allrecipes.com/video/3766/quinoa-stuffing/detail.aspxhttp://allrecipes.com/video/3766/quinoa-stuffing/detail.

Host a Holiday Party on a Budget December 10 2013, 0 Comments

Holiday party ideas on a budget

It’s time to celebrate the holidays with friends and family.

No matter what your style, you can throw a winter celebration that fits. And you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Here are some ideas.

Game night

* Play two truths and a lie, holiday edition. Talk about two awesome or awful gifts you’ve actually received and include a third that you never got. The goal is to see if your friends can figure out the two you actually received.

* Play Christmas Minute to Win It. The idea of the game, based on the NBC television show, is to create quick but challenging activities for one another — like building a pyramid out of 28 green Solo cups so it looks like a Christmas tree, or use empty wrapping paper tubes as a straw to pick up and transport ping pong balls — all in just one minute. You can compete as teams or one-on-one. Minute to Win It is a fun way to get laughs out of everyone. And it keeps everyone busy.

* Play charades based on Christmas carols. Act out a specific song and see who can guess which one it is

New Year’s Eve parties

* Play games similar to the ones above but with New Year’s themes. Count down the hours until midnight by coming up with activities, writing them on small pieces of paper and placing the suggestions inside balloons. Inflate the balloons and then pop a balloon once every hour and complete the activity inside.

Ugly sweater party

This gives everyone has a chance to be creative and see what others come up with.

You could either purchase a new sweate, knit one if you’re handy with yarn, or you could buy a cheap, plain sweater and then add to it. You might attach battery operated lights, tinsel and/or ornaments. Consider trying to make your sweater look like a tree or reindeer. Remember, the tackier, the better.

Gift swaps

To plan a Secret Santa party, you’ll need a bit of time. Start organizing soon. Get your group of friends together and draw names. During the week leading up to the party, have everyone find discreet ways to deliver their gifts without the other person knowing. You might opt to give one another smaller gifts throughout the week.

You will want to set minimum and maximum spending amounts and a specific number of gifts to give each other.

This will lead to lots of excitement leading up to the party, where the biggest gifts will be given. Each person will be anxious to figure out who drew his or her name. Have some other party games ready to keep the fun going.

If Secret Santa isn’t the route you want to take, consider a white elephant or new gift exchange. If you go with a white elephant, have everyone find items they no longer want. These can be gag gifts that are for laughs. Or, have everyone bring a store-bought gift.

Either way, put the gifts in a pile, and take turns picking and opening their gifts. People can opt to steal presents or to open new ones.

By Paige Plummer
December 09. 2013 10:05PM

http://www.sj-r.com/article/20131209/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/131209565/10298/LIFESTYLE?template=printart


Ugly Christmas Sweater Party - Vegas Baby! December 27, 2013 December 07 2013, 0 Comments

We're going to Vegas Baby!

If you're out and about, or just looking for a great excuse for a night/weekend getaway, you should come out to the Blue Chip Casino, Spa and Hotel on Friday December 27, 2013!  Miller Lite, Vegas Baby Nightclub and the Blue Chip Casino will be hosting their Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and will have tons of great specials, prizes and guaranteed Ugly but good times!

When: Friday, December 27th

Time: 10:00PM - Midnight

Where: Vegas Baby! Nightclub (located at Blue Chip Casino)

777 Blue Chip Drive - Michigan City, IN

For event details and location, visit http://www.bluechipcasino.com/

 


A Six Second Tour of or Warehouse December 05 2013, 2 Comments

Over 8,000 Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Here's a quick peak inside the walls of our somewhat organized "warehouse" - we call it a warehouse or shop or shoppe when we're feeling fancy, but really its just an open space filled with racks and racks and racks that hold all of our vintage, tacky, 80's sometimes 90's and even worse sometimes 70's style Ugly Christmas Sweaters.

Walk up and down the isles of racks and you're likely to get into the festive mood (even in July).

Cheers!


What Does Christmas Mean to You? December 03 2013, 0 Comments

What's the best part about the holidays?

Cutting down your own Christmas tree

Hanging up lights and looking at old ornaments

Watching classics - cracking up with Cousin Eddie yells "The shitter's full, Clark!"

Making snowmen - throwing snowballs at ....stuff.

Wearing Your UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER!!!

What else?


Top Christmas Movies of All Time December 03 2013, 0 Comments

How the Grinch Made a Lot of Green

It's often debated around this time of year - what is the best Christmas movie of all time?

Everyone has their favorite, and often times for their own personal reasons; we're not going to try to sway you towards one classic holiday flick over the next, however you might find the following a bit interesting...seems the Grinch stole Christmas and the greenbacks in your wallet!

So tell us, what are you favorites? Do you like the classics, like It's a Wonderful Life or more of the modern touch like Elf - the smart move for your Ugly Christmas Sweater Party is to make a nice mix of them all - here are some ideas!

Rank Title (click to view) Studio Lifetime Gross /Theaters Opening / Theaters Date
1 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Uni. $260,044,825 3,256 $55,082,330 3,127 11/17/00
2 The Polar Express WB $183,373,735 3,650 $23,323,463 3,650 11/10/04
3 Elf NL $173,398,518 3,381 $31,113,501 3,337 11/7/03
4 The Santa Clause BV $144,833,357 2,388 $19,321,992 2,183 11/11/94
5 The Santa Clause 2 BV $139,236,327 3,352 $29,008,696 3,350 11/1/02
6 A Christmas Carol (2009) BV $137,855,863 3,683 $30,051,075 3,683 11/6/09
7 Four Christmases WB (NL) $120,146,040 3,540 $31,069,826 3,310 11/26/08
8 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause BV $84,500,122 3,458 $19,504,038 3,458 11/3/06
9 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas BV $75,082,668 1,671 $191,232 2 10/15/93
10 Christmas with the Kranks SonR $73,780,539 3,416 $21,570,867 3,393 11/24/04

Sweaters Delivered by Amazon Drones? December 02 2013, 0 Comments

Is this the future of Ugly Christmas Sweater delivery?

 

After watching that incredible interview with Jeff Bazos (Founder and CEO of Amazon.com) on 60 Minutes last night (Sunday, December 1, 2013) I had visions of sugar plums dancing through my head and Ugly Christmas Sweaters being delivered via Amazon drones! How awesome would that be? Too creepy? He mentioned that 80% of their orders weigh under 5 pounds, which is about 2 or 3 Ugly Sweaters; sounds like the average order to me!

 

Here's a link to the interview. Enjoy!


Swiss Miss Loves Ugly Christmas Sweaters November 25 2013, 0 Comments

Things are pretty sweet when @SwissMiss tweets about your Ugly Christmas Sweaters :)

Follow SwissMiss on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/swissmiss

 

You can find her videos from SXSW here: http://www.youtube.com/user/sxsw

Visit the Swiss Miss Blog here: http://www.swiss-miss.com/

 


Ugly Sweater Party Invites November 21 2013, 0 Comments

Ideas for Ugly, Bad, Tacky Sweater Jumper Party Invites

We hear from tons of fans and customers about party invitations, and we may have to add this to our product list in 2014.

For now, check out a few great resources from some awesome and creative folks online.  THE INTERNET IS AMAZING!

 


Stand Up to Cancer SU2C Campaign November 20 2013, 0 Comments

Stand Up to Cancer Kicks Off Annual Ugly Sweater Campaign

Receiving an ugly sweater from your auntie can definitely be a bummer, but you can turn that unwanted gift into something worthwhile by participating in the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) annual “Ugly Sweater” Holiday Campaign, which kicks off today, Nov. 20.

For the second year in a row, SU2C is asking holiday goers to proudly rock their garish holiday-themed sweaters to raise funds for innovative cancer research. There are two ways to participate in the SU2C “Ugly Sweater” Holiday Campaign, both of which are easy and fun.

The first way to participate in the campaign is to create a free “Ugly Sweater” fundraising page and run a “Sweater-A-Thon”. For this fundraiser idea, participants reach out to friends and family requesting a donation for each day that they “dare to wear” an ugly holiday-themed sweater. “Ugly Sweater” participants can also upload photos to share a special “Ugly Sweater” e-card and send the card to friends and family to spread the word about their “Sweater-A-Thon”.

The second way to participate in the campaign is to throw an “Ugly Sweater” party. Party hosts can easily utilize custom SU2C Ugly Sweater Party invitations, provided byEvite, and also use the site for complete party planning. Party guests are urged to wear their own ugly holiday-themed sweaters and donate to the SU2C “Ugly Sweater” Holiday Campaign.

Whether you choose to participate directly in the campaign or not, you can help raise awareness for the SU2C fundraiser by sharing and liking the ugly sweaters posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and using the hashtag #uglysweater. All proceeds from SU2C’s “Ugly Sweater” Holiday Campaign will go to funding research. For more information about SU2C and its cancer research efforts, please visit Stand Up To Cancer.


Reading Royals Ugly Christmas Hockey Sweaters November 20 2013, 0 Comments

It's not a jersey! It's a hockey sweater - an Ugly Hockey Sweater!

Have you seen the awesome and tacky ugly Christmas Sweaters The ECHL's Reading Royals will wear? They will be worn on Dec. 14 for their game against the Elmira Jackals. Along with their annual Teddy Bear Toss, they'll be sporting these lovely jerseys, designed like your typical holiday sweater. The game-worn versions will available for purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis and individually autographed.

 


Jingle Balls - Or Bells - Ad Gains Attention November 20 2013, 0 Comments

Funny Christmas Ad by Kmart Kicks Off the 2013 Season

Have you watched this ad from Kmart? Pretty funny stuff, and if you're not quite ready for the holidays to kick off; then perhaps you should wait and watch this video at a later point in time.  Kudos to the team that came up with this gem, but "Ship Your Pants" is still better.  Get ready for a ton of holiday shopping ads!!!  

If silk boxers don't exactly ring as the perfect gift, may we suggest where to buy an Ugly Christmas Sweater instead? 

 


Gift Card Exchange Ideas November 18 2013, 0 Comments

 

Are you looking for the best and possibly ugliest gift card idea? You've come to the right place! 

We're excited to announce that we now offer Ugly Christmas Sweater Gift Cards in values ranging from $10.00 up to $100.00.

Perfect for an office or family gift card exchange party, or perhaps you know somebody that has been talking about buying an ugly Christmas sweater for a while, and you want to help make that happen! A perfect solution if you're not sure what size they wear or what their definition of ugly really means!

Buy Ugly Christmas Sweater Gift Cards here

Simply select the value for your gift card via the drop down box, and checkout! That's it! You will receive an email with direction on how to: 

  • Make purchases with your gift card
  • Use your card more than once
  • Use more than one gift card for a purchase
  • Check your gift card balance
  • Use gift cards in conjunction with other discount codes

81% of Americans will buy at least one gift card during the holidays - make sure you're giving the Ugly gift card that keeps on giving!!


Blake Griffin and Chris Paul Wear Ugly Christmas Sweaters November 08 2013, 0 Comments

 

Who's the biggest fan of Ugly Christmas Sweaters? Well, one could make the argument that Blake Griffin - who is 6 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs in at 215 pounds - would likely be a top candidate! This video of Blake and Chris Paul - teammate on the L.A. Clippers, shows just how much they love the spectacle, the marvel and grimace of tacky and festive holiday sweaters!
Enjoy 


Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest - November 7, 2013 November 07 2013, 0 Comments

 

Well another year of our annual Ugly Christmas Sweater contest has already started causing all sorts of crazy hilarity with our friends and fans.  Here are some of the best names we could come up with for our contest on November 7, 2013 -

Liked · November 7 

Ahhh, here it is! Today's grand prize - Name It to Win It it's the perfect size....ugliness wise. Share, Pin, Tweet and comment below.

November Name It to Win It Contest November 01 2013, 0 Comments

One of the best contest you can become a part of is the annual "Name It to Win It' contest that we run over at our Facebook page!  Our fans and customers are presented with one of our contest winning Ugly Christmas Sweaters and the challenge is to give the sweater the funniest name.

Here's an example of some of the recent Ugly Christmas Sweater contests! Enjoy and Have Fun!

 

 


When Will My Ugly Christmas Sweater Arrive? October 29 2013, 0 Comments

 

We know one of the first questions you'll have is "how long does it take to ship my Ugly Christmas Sweater?", so we've put together this nifty and very basic overview of what shipping options you have.

Remember, we offer free shipping for all orders within the USA if you purchase two sweaters or more!

 

Priority Mail is our standard shipping method, your order will arrive within 3-4 business days, but often times quicker!

Express Mail is an upgrade option at checkout.  Your Tacky Christmas Sweater will appear on your doorstep (or wherever you want) within 1-2 business days. Express shipping starts at $35.00 and increases based on the number of items in your order.

International is offered for all of our friends across the globe that want to get their share of the Ugly Sweater action.  We do offer discounted international rates for our customers in Canada, and a full list of prices for global shipping may be found on the SHIPPING page.

Cheers! We're excited to ship out your ugly goods, vintage and brand new!!

 

Where to buy Ugly Christmas Sweaters? Shop our entire catalog of festive, tacky, crazy ugly goodness here!

 

 


Do Ugly Sweaters Grow on Vines? October 25 2013, 0 Comments

Where do Ugly Christmas Sweaters come from? 
That is a question we hear all of the time, and while we're not 100% sure where exactly they started, we've been testing different methods to grow our inventory in 2013. 

Turns out...there's an app for that!  If you haven't checked out Vine, be sure to download it to your smartphone.

It's incredible! We just point the Vine app at our mannequin, and poof! Magic! Vine grows an Ugly Christmas Sweater!

 

Find Ugly Christmas Sweater Prizes and Discount Codes at Facebook.com/UglyChristmasSweater

Follow Team Ugly at Twitter.com/TeamUglyXmas


Things Got Ugly on Fox & Friends June 03 2013, 0 Comments

 

Well, it's officially become another holiday tradition, as "Team Ugly", Adam, Kevin and myself made our fourth consecutive appearance on Fox & Friends this weekend, but with a twist - things got ugly LIVE in their New York studios! This was our first time visiting their NYC studios, as we have traditionally just done a satellite feed from Chicago, so it was up close, in person and even more UGLY!

There's nothing more exciting this time of year than to see hundreds of thousands of people from all over the globe come to view the Christmas decorations and lights in New York City!  The highlight was seeing the Christmas tree lit up at 30 Rockefeller Plaza - simply amazing! Certainly motivated us to make this season of ugly Christmas sweaters the best yet!

If you missed our segment, be sure to check out the replay below, as we were honored to help kick off the StandUp2Cancer (SU2C) new campaign called "Hey Cancer It's Gonna Get Ugly!" - Not only are we excited to announce and promote the campaign, but we've also decided to participate and set the goal to raise $10,000 this December! 

You can learn more and participate in our fundraising drive, by visiting our dedicated page and join "Team Ugly" 


Pin Like You Mean It May 28 2013, 0 Comments

We receive thousands of emails and comments from our fans asking for different Ugly Christmas Sweater Party ideas, and while we like to think of ourselves as the "experts of ugly" we are way outnumbered by the brilliant and creative people on Pinterest.  That being said, we invite you follow and re-pin some of the tacky, fun, and uber ugly boards that we hope you'll find helpful for your party planning needs!
Cheers! (PS there are 210 days until Christmas 2013)








2012 Recap & 4th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party December 30 2012, 0 Comments


Our 4th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party was a huge success and a great way to end the 2012 season!  We had such a great turnout - the bar was packed, the bowling lanes were full as hundreds of our friends, family and complete strangers gathered wearing their ugliest and tackiest Christmas sweaters to have a great time and raise money for StandUp2Cancer.  We're proud to say that with the help of over 20 local businesses and all those in attendance, we generated over $800 worth of raffle prizes and over $500 in cash donations!

Thank you so much to all of our customers and business partners that helped make 2012 another record year!  Without you all, we'd just be three guys in a warehouse filled with wool, cotton and synthetic blend materials - THANK YOU!

We wish you all the best in 2013! 

Cheers, 

Team Ugly - Adam, Brian & Kevin


We really appreciate the help from our friends and local Crown Point, Indiana businesses that generously provided gifts towards our fundraiser - Thank you very much!

Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant - www.abuelos.com 

Bar Louie - www.barlouieamerica.com/

Beggars Pizza - www.beggarspizza.com/crown-point

Bronko's - www.bronkosrestaurant.com

Buddy & Pals Place - www.buddyandpals.com

Buffalo Wild Wings - www.buffalowildwings.com

Carriage Court Pizza - www.carriagecourtpizza.com

Crown Brewing - www.crownbrewing.com

Crown Town Grill - www.thecrowntowngrill.com

Dunkin Donuts - www.dunkindonuts.com

Fahrenheit Two-Twelve - www.fht212.com

Fricke's Bar - Fricke's

Gelsosomo's Pizza - www.gelpizza.com

Hooters - www.hooters.com

Langel's Pizza - www.langelspizza.com

Lucrezia Italian Restaurant - www.lucreziacafe.com

Main Street Cafe - Main Street Cafe

Pappa's - Pappa's

Schoop's Hamburgers - www.schoophamburgers.com

Station 21 - www.station-21.com

Subway - www.subway.com

What's the Scoop - What's the Scoop

 


4th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party December 19 2012, 0 Comments

 

We couldn't think of anything better to do on the day the world is supposedly going to end, than to host our 4th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!

Every year this gets bigger and better and 2012 should be OVER THE TOP!

If you're in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana area, Adam, Kevin and Brian -aka Team Ugly- would love for you to join in on the fun.  Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater and help raise money for some very worthy causes! 

We look forward to seeing you there! Click on the image for details and an invite!




How To: Build the Perfect Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Photo Booth December 10 2012, 0 Comments

 

Hi! I am Rachel, a huge fan of ugly sweaters and parties, and I am excited to be a guest blogger today for Team Ugly! 

This is me, wearing my sweater from Ugly Christmas Sweater Party + showing off my autographed copy of their book. Yup, huge fan!


My husband Troy and I just hosted our 2nd annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party last weekend, and I am here to share how I made this DIY photo booth. It was the perfect addition to our party this year!


Supplies:
  • Friend(s) with cool tools: Jigsaw, Electric Screwdriver, Staple Gun, Screws
  • Large piece of plywood
  • Two (2) large picture frames
  • Wrapping paper
  • Wood glue
  • Adhesive glue
  • Mod podge (opt)
  • Random holiday decorations

1. Start with your large piece of plywood. Mine is about 6 feet by 4 feet. Cut 2 skinny pieces of wood down to 6 feet, and screwed into the long edges of the plywood for support.



2. Next, we positioned the frames on the wood and traced the inside edge with a pencil. Then we cut along the pencil marks with a jigsaw. That was the hardest part, and the part where we were laughing the most. I had a 16x20 and an 11x14 frame on hand. The 11x14 was a bit snug for taking pictures, but it was free so we made it work.

3. After our frame openings worked with our frames, we were ready to cover the wood with wrapping paper. I would totally recommend using the cellophane type that doesn't rip easily. But all I had was the paper kind, so that's what we used. We used spray adhesive to adhere it to the wood.



4. Once our paper was on, we cut an X shape where the frames go, and folded and taped the excess paper to the back.



5. Then it was time to attach the frames. We glued them into place with wood glue, on the front. Once that was dry, we flipped the plywood over, and screwed the frames in.



6. After all of that, I applied a layer of mod podge to coat the wrapping paper. I'd like to use this again next year, so hopefully that will help preserve it.



7. For the decorations, I stapled a garland around the top edge. Then I added a string of colored lights (because colored lights are the bomb). I had some yarn wrapped ornaments, knit covered ornaments, and felted wool ornaments, that I added to the garland, with twisty ties. Below, I taped some tinsel and stapled my knitted stockings!



Ta da! You are ready for your Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! Our friends used their smartphones to take pictures, and I also had my camera near by for anyone who wanted to use it. 



Come check out my other Ugly Christmas Sweater Party details... from my hot glue snowflakes, to my pom pom trees, to my ugly sweater wood blocks. You can also find my 2012 recap, and 2011 recap for lots more ideas!

  

I have an Ugly Sweater Pinterest Board, and would love to connect with you around the web! Find me here...





USA Today - Pop Candy Blog December 09 2012, 0 Comments

 

A special thanks to our friends over at USA Today and the Pop Candy Blog's guest writer Eric Greenburg for the shout out this week!


To be mentioned in the same blog that highlights both Ben Savage and Jimmy Fallon - two of my favorite excuses for watching TV - it just doesn't seem like it can get much better :D

Eric's blog Just My Show is pretty awesome and features some of our great retro gems worth celebrating!

Nobody needs an intro to our pal Jimmy Fallon, but how about a reminder to check out his annual "12 Days of Ugly Christmas Sweaters" - gee Jimmy...if only WE knew who gave your writers that idea (hint, hint, hint).

For more, follow Eric on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/JustMyShow - Jimmy Fallon at www.Twitter.com/JimmyFallon and of course, USA Today at www.Twitter.com/USATODAY 



Good Morning America! (GMA) Ugly Christmas Sweater Fashion Show December 08 2012, 0 Comments

 

So I never thought I'd see the day when George Stephanopoulos and Sam Champion would be standing there in Times Square, live on national television wearing very festive and extremely ugly Christmas sweater, but wouldn't ya know it - there they were with the rest of the GMA crew this week as they held a live fashion show - err - ugly/fashion show, if that makes sense! 

Anyhow, it was a good laugh to see the team not take themselves too seriously, in fact - a few really take their Ugly Christmas Sweater style VERY serious. We were lucky enough for Good Morning America and their guest reporter and contributing Style Editor at Lucky Magazine, Lori Bergamotto, to mention and show a few images of our book, "The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide to Getting Your Ugly On" 

So much fun this time of year to see EVERYONE get into the festive mood!

Cheers & Enjoy the Segment "Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties Phenomenon Sweeps GMA"

To learn more, visit ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/ugly-christmas-sweater-parties-phenomenon-sweeps-us-gma-17893127

Follow Good Morning America on Twitter at

www.twitter.com/GMA

Lori Bergamotto www.twitter.com/loribergamotto

George Stephanopoulos www.twitter.com/GStephanopoulos

Sam Champion https://twitter.com/SamChampion


Hey Cancer! It's Going to Get Ugly December 01 2012, 0 Comments

This December, Team Ugly is honored to be ambassadors to the new Stand Up 2 Cancer campaign called "Hey Cancer! It's Going to Get Ugly!" The campaign runs from today, December 1, 2012 through December 31 and encourages folks to don their ugliest and tackiest holiday gear to help raise funds for innovative cancer research. 
 
Adam, Brian and Kevin - the Founders and Co-Owners of www.UglyChristmasSweaterParty.com would like to invite each of you to join our team as we reach to raise $10,000 this holiday season! 

Visit our dedicated fundraising page by clicking on the StandUp2Cancer logo and join us! Make a pledge today to either wear an ugly sweater or host an ugly Christmas sweater party. 

To date, over $120 Million worth of grant commitments have been made. The organization strives to fund innovative research and bring together innovative researchers to save lives. 

Every day, cancer kills 1,600 Americans 
1 in 2 Men and 1 in 3 Women will get some type of cancer in their lives 

 Please Join Us Today! 




(www.SU2C.com/ugly) We will keep everyone posted on our progress over at Facebook.com/UglyChristmasSweater
Be sure to use the hash tag #uglysweater on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 


Send That Ugly Christmas Sweater With Care - Express Shipping and International Shipping November 24 2012, 0 Comments


This season, we're happy to offer a variety of shipping methods to ensure your Ugly Christmas Sweaters arrive on time for the big party!

All packages will be delivered via United States Postal Service (USPS) and your order confirmation will also come with a tracking number, making it easy for you to keep tabs on over at www.USPS.com

USPS Priority Mail - All of our orders will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail, unless another upgraded option is selected.

USPS Priority Mail has a cutoff date of Friday, December 21 before 12:00PM, CST to arrive by Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25, 2012).

USPS Express Mail (Domestic, USA Orders Only) - For an additional fee, you may select to have your Ugly Christmas Sweaters shipped via USPS Express Mail, which will arrive within two business days.

USPS Express Mail has a cutoff date of Saturday, December 22 before 12:00PM, CST to arrive by Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25, 2012).

For cost details, be sure to visit our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page here or simply email us if you have a large order that you would like an custom shipping quote for.

Cheers!


Holiday Shipping - Important Dates and Cutoff Times November 14 2012, 0 Comments

We found this great holiday shipping calendar for 2012 with important cutoff times and details.

Looking to find out when the latest date possible is to ship out presents that will arrive in time for Christmas? Look no further, your answers are all right here in this handy-dandy calendar!

By the way, UglyChristmasSweaterParty.com ships everything via USPS Priority Mail, so the cutoff will be Friday, December 21 to arrive by Christmas or USPS Express Shipping, which will need to be shipped by Saturday, December 22 to arrive by Christmas - Tuesday, December 25, 2012.

Enjoy & Share - Cheers!

2012 Holiday Shipping Cutoff Dates and Times 


To Dress the Pets, or Not Dress the Pets November 08 2012, 0 Comments

 I'm not huge on the idea of dressing animals up, but found it irresistible when I stumbled upon an Ugly Christmas Sweater for my dog!  I know, it goes against all rules of dressing animals (Human Code: Volume 8675309, Chapter 1, Article 9 "Thou shall not adorn a dog that weighs over 20 lbs. in any type of garment, nor paint their nails").

So what's your stance? Is there an exception to the rule, or should it become standard that if you're going to wear an Ugly and overly tacky Christmas sweater during the holidays, so too shall your pet?  I'm voting for dog ugly Christmas sweaters this year.  

Ugly Tacky Christmas Sweater for Pets, Dogs, Animals

(Co-Owner, Brian with "Jake" the boxer - our official mascot for the 2012 Ugly Christmas Sweater season!)

Oh yeah, only 7 weeks away from Christmas! 

Cheers,

Team Ugly


Can An Ugly Sweater Determine the 2012 Election? October 23 2012, 0 Comments

 The Buckeye Beauty Ugly Sweater

Winning the key battleground state of Ohio is at the top of both the Obama and Romney campaign priority lists, and the Ugly Sweater Trio known as “Team Ugly” may have the solution.

CROWN POINT, Indiana, October 22, 2012 (eReleases) –With record breaking campaign funds being spent this election year, both candidates want to connect with voters in key swing states, and when Adam Paulson, Brian Miller and Kevin Wool, aka “Team Ugly” owners of UglyChristmasSweaterParty.com came across “The Buckeye Beauty”, they wanted to provide President Obama and Governor Romney an equal chance to connect with Ohio voters.

“Voters have been inundated with negative ads, and we thought there could be a positive way to help the candidates connect with Ohio residents and Buckeye fans across the nation," says the website Founder and Co-Owner Brian Miller.

The Presidential campaigns aren’t the only potential benefactors, as all proceeds from the sale of this sweater will be donated to the charity of the new owner’s choice.

“We think this could easily be the most effective use of campaign funds, plus all of the proceeds will be donated to the charity of the owner’s choice, so it’s really a win-win,” said Miller.

The price tag for the “Buckeye Beauty” is $2012.00.

UglyChristmasSweaterParty.com is the home of the largest selection of Ugly Christmas Sweaters on the internet, featuring thousands of tacky and over the top festive gear.  Co-Founders Adam Paulson, Brian Miller and Kevin Wool are known as “Team Ugly” met in the fall of 200 while attending Indiana State University. They attended their first ugly Christmas sweater party in 2006, and soon after were inspired to start a blog and eventually an ecommerce venture to bring ugly Christmas sweater joy to people all over the world.


Pinterest + Ugly Christmas Sweaters September 08 2012, 0 Comments

Yep, now you can spend countless hours scrolling through and pinning items that are relative to ugly Christmas sweater parties on Pinterest.  We've already started a few boards and have found some really cool ideas that we want to share!

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Martha Stewart Knows Ugly is a Very Good Thing March 01 2012, 0 Comments

 Don't just take our word for it, listen to your friend Martha Stewart...she's pretty cool and knows that Ugly Christmas Sweaters are a very good thing.  She was kind enough to showcase our book, The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide to Getting Your Ugly On (she also gave it away to everyone in her audience) and of course, Martha and her crew held an Ugly Christmas Sweater fashion show - strutting their stuff in some of our ugliest sweaters!


Check it out! 

Thanks again to our friends at The Martha Stewart Show - watch the episode here.


ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer December 20 2011, 0 Comments

Team Ugly and their perfect stocking stuffer gift, "Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide to Getting Your Ugly On" as featured on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer.  The segment looks into the ever growing popularity of tacky, cheap, over festive ugly Christmas sweater parties, and the businesses that are booming from this new tradition.  Enjoy!

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Interview with The Mulberry Lane Show - Enjoy! December 14 2011, 0 Comments

  The Mulberry Lane Show | Ugly Christmas Sweater guy, Brian Miller by Mulberry Lane


Team Ugly on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - December 9, 2011 December 12 2011, 0 Comments

 

Team Ugly was happy to sit down and discuss the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book, share some of our favorite tips and recipes from the book, as well as judge and name some of our favorite sweaters Jay's staff modeled for the audience...Enjoy!! Thanks to everyone for tuning in!

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A special thanks to Mr. Leno, Mr. O'Reilly and the entire staff at The Tonight Show for being so cool and letting us have a fun time!  By the way, you should watch Jackie Evancho's performance at the end, such an incredible and talented voice.

View the entire episode over at NBC.com

Cheers & Merry Christmas!

Team Ugly


The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - Guests Friday, December 9, 2011 December 09 2011, 0 Comments

 

Hey everyone!  Be sure to tune in tonight (or set your DVR) to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Team Ugly will be the second guest tonight following Bill O'Reilly.  We will discuss our new book, The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book, as well as share ideas and tips for you to have the best Ugly Christmas Sweater Party of all time!

Wear your ugly Christmas sweaters and gather 'round the living room.

See you all tonight!



Where's the Ugly Sweater Party At? December 02 2011, 0 Comments

 

We've always enjoyed hearing from our fans and customers about upcoming parties, so we wanted to invite you all to share with us when/where your Ugly Christmas Sweater Party will be this year.

If you're hosting or attending a PUBLIC party, let us know:

Date / Time / Location / Fundraiser or Benefit / Etc.

If you have a flyer made up, send it along or post it to our Facebook page. (www.Facebook.com/UglyChristmasSweater)

This is the season for Ugly - You're INVITED!!



The Washington Post: The Art Post Knows Ugly November 29 2011, 3 Comments


Our pals over at The Washington Post offered up a nice look at how the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party started...who started this party?

Honestly, when was the last time a new holiday tradition was born? :)

The Washington Post
November 29, 2011 
Ugly Holiday Sweater parties: The origin of the season’s sarcastic trend

The ugly holiday sweater you owned when you were child was embarrassing and itchy. Today, it’s still embarrassing and itchy, but it’s also a beloved holiday cultural phenomenon, in the form of an Ugly Holiday Sweater Party. For at least 10 years, grown adults have been trotting up light-up Rudolph sweaters, or hand-knitted Christmas tree abominations for laughs. Who do we have to thank — or blame?
Ugly Christmas sweaters hit the runway in the Dolce and Gabbana fall collection. (Maria Valentino)

The actual mass-market ugly sweater reached its peak popularity sometime in the 1980s, according to the Wall Street Journal. That’s when people wore the sweaters in earnest, supposedly.


The sarcasm may be thanks to a 2001 party trend from Vancouver, Canada. At least, that’s according to the three men who wrote “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide to Getting Your Ugly On.” Authors Brian Miller, Adam Paulson and Kevin Wool hedge that claim, saying the world will never be sure who held the first ugly sweater party. They also manage to squeeze out 152 pages of advice on throwing a party with instructions that can be summed up in one sentence: “Tell your guests to wear ugly holiday sweaters.”

Since that time, ugly sweater parties have earned a much-desired place on the list of Stuff White People Like in 2008, where author Christian Lander wrote that one of the greatest difficulties of preparing for an ugly sweater party is finding an appropriately tacky sweater: “If you find yourself invited to one of these parties, you must begin your preparations immediately.  Craftier white people have been searching used clothing stores since last Christmas, and so you should not expect to find anything of significant ironic value.”

No need to worry about that — the authors of the party guide have also set up an online shop for ugly Christmas sweaters, offering poinsettias, snowflakes and Santas galore, all for $24.

Companies like Caribou Coffee have jumped on the ugly sweater bandwagon too, with Caribou’s sweater maker: Users can design their own ugly sweater on Facebook, and Caribou will give a sweater to the needy for each one designed. It takes the irony-imbued trend back to its roots: Celebrating the holiday with earnestness, giving, and warmth.

That earnestness may be making its way back full circle. The one part nostalgia, one part hipster mockery has popped up on runways and into mainstream fashion with Fair Isle styles, like this $600 reindeer sweater.

Are you headed to an ugly sweater party this holiday season? Be sure to send us photos of your cringe-worthy polyester-blend bedazzled embarrassments. Upload images of your ugly holiday sweaters here, and we’ll be sure to feature the best — or worst.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/arts-post/post/ugly-holiday-sweater-parties-the-origin-of-the-seasons-sarcastic-trend/2011/11/29/gIQAzl3g9N_blog.html


HuffingtonPost.com Knows Ugly November 28 2011, 0 Comments

 Thank you to Brooke Bobb and the crew over at The Huffington Post for suggesting our site!

While a $198 Ugly Christmas Sweater from J.Crew might be great - the same thing for $24 is way better!

Happy Cyber Monday 2011 - speaking of, did you check out our $7 Accessories??

Team Ugly


Ugly and Tacky Accessories Are Here November 27 2011, 0 Comments

Team Ugly is happy to announce the new collection of Ugly and Tacky Accessories to add to your Ugly Christmas Sweaters and Party Door Prizes! Hurry! They won't last long - only $7.00 EACH!

We have Christmas Tree Hats - Reindeer Antlers - Blinking Red Reindeer Noses - Elf Shoe Covers - Goofy Christmas Tree Hats and Santa Hats! Everything you need, we have it! Check them all out over on our Accessory Page




Ugly Christmas Sweaters on Portland Talk 620AM November 14 2011, 0 Comments

Listen to our interview with Portland Talk 620AM - thank you again for having us on the show! 


So When Does the Christmas (or Holiday) Season Start? November 14 2011, 0 Comments


 We've heard a lot of noise lately around department stores making such a big deal out of the holiday shopping season, and some recent news has come out asking people "When is it too early?"  Nordstrom even gained attention for NOT decking their halls pre-Thanksgiving stating that they "like the idea of celebrating one holiday at a time" - you have to appreciate that.  We'll keep an eye on them to see if they stick to their word or give in to the competition.

Being that we here at UglyChristmasSweaterParty.com only focus on one thing... Ugly Christmas Sweaters ...we hope you give us a pass for getting out of the gate early.  Of course, if you visited our website in search of fine China, perfume or 3,000 count Egyptian cotton bedding - well, we can't be blamed for bombarding you with a holiday themed sales environment, right?

So what do you think? When is it too early?  


Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book - Release and Signing Party November 13 2011, 0 Comments


Team Ugly invites you (yes, we mean you) to attend our book release and signing party this Friday, November 18, 2011 at The Indiana Welcome Center.

We are thrilled to meet you all and sign copies of our recently released (and soon to be famous) book "Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide to Getting Your Ugly On" (Abrams Image, 2011).  The event will be extra special as it will take place along side the annual A Christmas Story Comes Home event, featuring the film scenes from "A Christmas Story", which is very cool.  And if that's not fun enough, you and the kids can slide down Santa's Mountain - just like Ralphie did after he asked for a Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock and a thing which tells time.

The event will be from 6PM-8PM at The Indiana Welcome Center (7770 Corrine Drive - Hammond, IN)

Bring the kids.  Or don't.  Bring a copy of our book.  Or don't...we'll have some there available for purchase.  Wear an Ugly Christmas Sweater. Or don't...but you won't be as cool as everyone else.  We look forward to seeing you there!