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Fox and Friends Show Off Christmas Suits and Sweaters December 20 2016

On National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, Brian Miller, Owner and Co-Founder of www.UglyChristmasSweaterParty.com joined the hosts of Fox News Fox and Friends to discuss the latest trends with Ugly Christmas Sweaters, Parties, Pub Crawls and of course those amazing Funky Christmas Sweaters and Christmas Suits!

Special thank you to everyone that tuned in and contacted Team Ugly to buy the hottest trend in the world of UGLY!

 


Buzz, Your Girlfriend Woof! Make A Home Alone GIF November 05 2014

There's an app for that! Did you know that you can take your favorite scene from Home Alone - Kevin finds a picture in Buzz room of his girlfriend and says, "Buzz Your Girlfriend, Woof!" 

Now you can insert a picture of your friend, co-worker, family member, etc.

Little known fact - the real image used in Home Alone was not a girl, but the son of the films Art Director.  John Hughes felt it would be mean to actually cast a girl for the role, so they found a boy willing to dress up!

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Seven Facts You Didn't Know About Home Alone (from WetPaint)

Kevin's Little Brother Was Played By Macaulay's In Real Life Little Brother

Kieran Culkin, who eventually became a movie star in his own right, played Kevin's Pepsi-chugging little brother, Fuller. Kieran went on to star in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Igby Goes Down, andThe Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys.

Originally, the Whole House Was Supposed to Be Evil

Unfortunately, they ran out of money before they could make a sentient house, according to AMC. They had to settle for just the evil furnace, which taunted Kevin with a "Ha ha ha. Hello, Kevin."

The Movie Kevin Uses to Fake Out the Pizza Guy Isn’t Real

That film that Kevin watches on TV in that infamous movie dialogue scene? It's a fake movie! It's called Angels With Filthy Souls, a parody of the 1938 gangster movie Angels with Filthy Faces. The fake movie scenes were shot on cardboard sets before filming for the rest of Home Alone began.

Robert De Niro Turned Down a Role

Joe Pesci played one of the crooks hunting Kevin, but originally, his Goodfellas co-star Robert De Niro was offered one of Home Alone's baddie roles. He turned it down, according to AMC. Too bad — he never got a piece of that.

People Used Home Alone as Proof Elvis Was Alive

We're sure you're aware of the ol' "Elvis is alive" conspiracy, but did you know that those who believe the King never died love the film Home Alone? Some Elvis devotees say that an extra standing behind Kevin's mom at the airport as a dead ringer for the Hound Dog singer.

The Talkboy Started Out as a Home Alone 2 Prop

'90s kids remember the Talkboy, ahandheld tape recorder that distorts the pitch of the user's voice. Kevin had one in Home Alone 2, but at the time the film was written, it wasn't a real-world product! The real tape recorder became available due to popular demand after kids saw Kevin using his sweet piece of cutting-edge technology.


Christmas 2014 Countdown - Kevin McCallister Says 49 Days Until Christmas November 05 2014

 

Some of our Favorite Home Alone / Kevin McCallister Quotes:

You can mess with a lot of things, but you can't mess with kids on Christmas. - Kevin McCallister

Suck brick kid! - Marv

It's a nice night for a neck injury. - Kevin McCallister

Hey, hey, easy on the fluids pal. The rubber sheets are packed. - Uncle Frank

Acey said 10%. - Snakes

I'm gonna give you to the count of 10, to get your ugly, yella, no-good keister off my property, - Gangster Johnny

 

 


Clark Griswold Says 54 Days Until Christmas 2014! October 31 2014

Have a fun and safe Halloween! We'll all wake up tomorrow to November 1, which means the world officially kicks things into high gear with the 2014 Holiday Season!

We certainly have our favorite faces of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays - Clark Griswold.  We're happy to name him our official unofficial Christmas 2014 Countdown Captain...


Give Us a Review! September 20 2014

Feedback is critical to any business, and we love to hear from our satisfied customers just as much as we like to learn where we can make improvements.  Every customer is encouraged to review our business; from the quality of our customer service, the speed of delivery, quality of sweaters, etc. 

If you have a Gmail / Google + account, it's quick and easy to write a review on our Google Business Page.

Facebook Page for Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

Many of you reach out to us directly via social media, so please continue to share the great things on Facebook/Instagram and Twitter!

 


Countdown to Christmas 2014 - 20 Fridays Left August 22 2014

What? Can you believe how fast time is flying by this year?

Buddy the Elf puts it best...did you know? Only 20 Fridays left until Christmas!!!

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Ideas on Pinterest June 27 2014

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

*** UPDATE ***

Our friends at National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day have informed us that the date for 2014 has changed.  This year, the official day will be 12/12/14 December 12, 2014.

 

Tell your friends, family, co-workers and complete strangers that on Friday, December 12 you ABSOLUTELY SHOULD WEAR AN UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER !! The tackier, fuglier, over the top gaudier the better. 

Have fun!!!

 

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


When Will My Ugly Christmas Sweater Arrive? October 29 2013

 

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!

 

 


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)








4th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party December 19 2012

 

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!




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

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 


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

 

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!

 Tonight Show Ugly Christmas Sweaters with Team Ugly Brian Miller and Adam Paulson

Cheers & Merry Christmas!

Team Ugly


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

 

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

 

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!!



HuffingtonPost.com Knows Ugly November 28 2011

 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 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!

 





New Design = More Ugly Christmas Sweaters August 11 2011

Right now, you should be reading this update via our newly designed site; we hope you like it!

You may also see a few test Ugly Sweaters, as Team Ugly is putting the final touches on the design and page layouts, which requires the new site to be live.  Thank you for being patient with us and for all of the great feedback over the recent months.

New inventory (actual Ugly Christmas Sweaters that are available for purchase) will be live on the site by September 1, 2011.  If you have any questions, or would like to get in touch with us - be sure to use the Facebook, Twitter or Email function buttons at the bottom right of each page.

Have a great August! More updates will follow...

Cheers,

Team Ugly 


Ugly Christmas Sweaters on Fox and Friends July 27 2011

Merry Christmas! We hope you are all having a wonderful day. 
While Kevin was out on a special trip to the North Pole, Adam and Brian joined their pals over at Fox and Friends to chat about the growing trend and popularity of the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.  

We also had the chance to discuss the big fundraiser we're holding for Operation Homefront.
- Enjoy the segment!
Team Ugly

December 25, 2010



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 Sweaters and Pumpkin Pie Facials? July 27 2011


Team Ugly (mostly Kevin) made good on a promise to our Facebook Fans! We sent out a message to the community, that if we could reach 1,500 Fans before the end of November, we would gather up the leftover pumpkin pie and smash it into Kevin's face!
Well, as you've likely already noticed; Kevin was a good sport.  Wearing an Ugly Christmas Sweater that played Jingle Bells through a tiny speaker, he took it like a man. Enjoy!
Head over to our Facebook Fan page to join in on the fun. 

Team Ugly

December 1, 2010


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


Tis the Season for Updates July 26 2011

One of our biggest goals for the upcoming holiday season was to make our website much more user friendly.  We're happy to announce that the "Buy Ugly Sweaters" page now has two new features.

Larger Preview Images - You can now take a closer look at the Ugly Christmas Sweaters by clicking on the thumbnail to enlarge.  We've always tried to give you a good discription of how Ugly the sweaters were, but now you can see for yourself!Real Time Inventory  - Understandably so, when fresh pieces of Ugly arrive on the site, there tends to be a rush to the checkout, which in the past led to a few occasions where the item was "double booked".  We're happy to announce that improved inventory controls will now provide an "Out of Stock" message for a much better shopping experience.We are also working on a few fun projects this season, which we'll share more details on as we get closer to the holiday.  Look for contests announcements soon!

Cheers,Team Ugly 

October 23, 2010


Ugly Christmas Sweater Season Cometh July 26 2011

Even though it is still in the 80 degree range here in the midwest, Ugly Christmas Sweater season is upon us!  Orders have started pooring in already as we are finishing up the final touches on our book.  

We have over 2000 Ugly Christmas Sweaters coming to us next week!  If there is an Ugly Christmas Sweater in particular that you have been looking for, chances are we will have it in the next month.  Stay tuned for more details!

Team Ugly

September 19, 2010


Making It on the Big Screen July 26 2011

We were amazed when CBS approached us for a segment on The Sunday Morning Show.
When Fox and Friends asked us to do a live interview, once again, we couldn't believe it.
Now...our Ugly Christmas Sweaters are being shipped off to the movie sets of Hollywood!
More details to come...everyone is getting UGLY!

Team Ugly

April 16, 2010 


Spring Into Some Ugly! July 26 2011

It's never too early to start planning your next Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! The Windsor Star (Canada) is getting a head start, and they were kind enough to give UglyChristmasSweaterParty.com a mention in today's newspaper.

Team Ugly

March 29, 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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300,000 Page Views in 30 Days?....Woah! July 26 2011

We didn't think this was even possible...guess we were wrong!  Thanks again to everyone for stopping by the site!

Team Ugly

December 18, 2009


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