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Pin Like You Mean It May 28 2013

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


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

 


ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer December 20 2011

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

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


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

 

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!!



Ugly Christmas Sweaters on Portland Talk 620AM November 14 2011

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


 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


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!

 





Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Success at Joe's on Weed Street July 27 2011

This year's Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, which we held at Joe's Bar, was a major success!
We raffled off $100 Visa Gift Card, Patrick Kane Blackhawks jersey, a spa package, iTunes Gift Cards and we even sold a few dozen Ugy Christmas Sweaters; all of the proceeds will be donated to The Shriners (www.shrinershq.org) to help children receive the proper medical attention they deserve.
The party was rockin' as Sixteen Candles put on one heck of a show!
Here are a few pictures from the event, enjoy!
Team Ugly
December 24, 2010

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Ugly Sweater 12 Pack July 26 2011

Team Ugly is proud to present, the "Ugly Sweater 12 Pack".  


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Don't just go to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party...BE THE PARTY!
Office Party? Done.
Family Gathering? Done.
Random Party while waiting in line at Starbucks? Done.
Just picture how awesome you will be showing up with the Ugly Sweater 12 Pack.  Did we tell you that you can customize what sizes you want?  How will you feel when a Ugly Sweater 12 Pack arrives at your door?  Answer: Pretty awesome.
Seasons Greetings!
Team Ugly

November 25, 2010


Ugly Christmas Sweater Giveaway July 26 2011

We're excited to announce that we'll be giving away one Ugly Christmas Sweater everyday this month!
We invite you all to "Fan" us on Facebook and enter the "Name It to Win It" contest by commenting your most creative and funny name for the Ugly Xmas Sweater that we post.
Get started now! Good luck!

Team Ugly

November 1, 2010 


Team Ugly is Featured on Fox News: Fox and Friends - Keep It Ugly! July 26 2011

 

Click the image to watch our interview with Fox and Friends

Team Ugly

December 27, 2009


CBS Sunday Morning - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party July 26 2011


Here is the segment that aired on Sunday, December 20th on the CBS Morning Show.
Team Ugly (minus Brian) had a blast with Bill Geist and the entire crew...the segment has received plenty of kudos, and we're excited to watch the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party tradition grow!
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Ready to Party? We Are July 26 2011

Along with our good friends at the Zombie Club, we're holding an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party & Fundraiser this Saturday night!

If you're in the Chicagoland - Northwest Indiana area, please join us for a good time and express your UGLY!
Thanks!
Team Ugly
December 16, 2009

We Did It!!!! July 26 2011

100,000 Page Views in one month!!! 


A Social Affair July 26 2011

Along with some new Ugly Christmas Sweaters, you will also notice two more new items to the site:
You can now Fan us on Facebook and/or Follow us on Twitter...be sure to join in on all the fun, as we would love for you to upload photos of you and your family and friends sporting your ugly goods from UglyChristmasSweaterParty.com!
Thanks for helping kick off the season with a great start!  We can't wait to hear from you soon!

Already over 200 Fans on Facebook...that only took a few days :)

Team Ugly

November 23, 2009 


Team Ugly's Favorite Holiday Movies July 26 2011

Team Ugly believes that tradition is what makes the holiday season the best time of year, and we think one of the best traditions is watching our favorite holiday movie. 
To us, 'tis the season once we've enjoyed the following classics: 
By the way, what are your favorite holiday movies?

Brian's pick:"A Christmas Story"

Why "A Christmas Story"?
I love this movie for a number of reasons and can relate to Ralphie on a few levels: 
I am from Northwest Indiana, which is where the movie takes place, and just like Ralphie yearned for a red rider BB gun with a compass in the stock and a thing that tells time, I yearned for a Bears pullover Starter jacket.  As we all know - Ralphie got his gun, but I never got my Bears jacket :( .  Then again, I avoided shooting my eye out, so we're even.

Adam's pick:"Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"

Why "Rudolph"?
Rudolph is an inspiring tale that lets everybody know that no matter how many times you get left out or get made fun of, you can still end up being awesome.

Kevin's pick:"Die Hard"

Why "Die Hard"?
While "Die Hard" is not your traditional Christmas movie, I'd like to point out that if it wasn't for Christmas officer John McClain would not have been at Nakatomi Plaza on that fateful night.  Also, there is something about watching Bruce Willis shoot bad guys in the face and blowing stuff up that makes standing in the long lines at the mall much easier.

There you have it folks, these are our favorite holiday movies, let us know what yours are! 

Team Ugly

November 15, 2009


A Truckload of Ugly Sweaters Arrives July 26 2011

The first batch of 2009 Ugly Christmas Sweaters are in!
Be sure to check back often and tell your pals.
More to come soon... 

B

November 12, 2009


Out with the Old, In with the New July 26 2011

Last season the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party website enjoyed huge growth, as media outlets like CNN, MSNBC and newspaper websites across the county covered this slightly new and very popular holiday tradition.
My goal over the next few months is to travel near and far to gather up a fresh batch of Ugly Christmas Sweaters; featuring the most awful designs, patterns, actual Christmas tree lights that light up, etc.
If you happen to still have your ugly sweater from this past holiday season and you'd like to advertise it on my site, please feel free to contact me, using the links below.

Thanks!

B

September 26, 2009