If you take away the expensive gifts and the big gatherings (which we can't really do this year), the holiday season is really about sharing in a yearly tradition with your loved ones. So it only makes sense that you revisit your most childlike, uninhibited side this time of year: eat all the food you’re craving, take the cheesiest photos, and sing the silliest songs with no shame and, of course, bring out your ugliest Christmas sweater for all to see.

The exact birthdate of the ugly sweater isn't known but the style was popularized back in 2001 and what began as an ironic celebration of tacky-on-purpose clothing turned into a universal, if slightly embarrassing, yearly trend. And when it comes to these "ugly" sweaters, the cornier, quirkier, and loose-fitting, the better.

1. Merry Christmas Funny Donald Trump Xmas Sweater

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This Merry Christmas Funny Donald Trump Xmas Sweater emphasizes that, yes, this Christmas will be great even when the reality is the complete opposite. It teaches us that all you need to enjoy the holidays is the right mindset. With President Trump on your side, you won't need anybody else. You'll get to enjoy these terrific holidays in a very stylish Christmas sweater that will make all your (limited number of) relatives turn their heads in astonishment. Make the holidays a memorable one with this sweater.

2. All I Want For Christmas is 2021 Ugly Sweater

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At this point, what this All I Want For Christmas is 2021 Ugly Sweater says is all anybody can think about. 2020 has truly been a year to go on the history books. Whether it's been good or bad is up to you but we can safely assume that it's been kind of bad for most people. This coming Christmas, let our anthem be "all I want for Christmas is 2021." And it's kind of a good thing that the new year is literally a week from Christmas so it won't be long till all our wishes come true.

3.  Black Godzilla with Flame Sleeves Christmas Sweater

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This Black Godzilla with Flame Sleeves Christmas Sweater is the perfect representation of this year's events. Indeed the only thing that can make this year any worse is if the legendary Japanese kaiju-killing monster Godzilla rises from the deep and wreaks havoc on our already devastated world, or he really just wants to cheer us up by letting us roast marshmallows on his atomic flame. There are even a few LED lights that light up when you move to further reinforce Godzilla's energy.

4. Printed Pectoral Muscle Christmas Tie Sweater

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This Printed Pectoral Muscle Christmas Tie Sweater won't make everybody around uncomfortable at all. And what's more awesome, it'll totally show off your (very real) shredded 6-pack. In all seriousness, if you want a sweater to reminisce of a time where you actually had a tight body, this is the ugly Christmas sweater for you. Or this could be the sweater you wear ironically but it's really your way of telling yourself that you'll get your act together and start working out. Either way, this sweater is essential.

5. Baby It's C.o-v.i.d Outside Reindeer Ugly Christmas Sweater

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It truly is C.O-V.I.D. outside and with this Baby It's C.o-v.i.d Outside Reindeer Ugly Christmas Sweater, you can declare to the world how you plan to keep safe this coming holiday, as all of us should be. It's going to be quite a different Christmas this year but if we work together, keep socially distanced, wear masks and keep to our own homes, we're confident that next year's holidays will be like this whole year never happened. And we all know how much we need that.

6. Men's Fake News President Christmas Sweater

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This Men's Fake News President Christmas Sweater brings the term "fake news" to a whole other level. The U.S's top dog is bringing holiday cheer to the whole world. We assure you that the humor and cheer this sweater will bring you is not fake and 100% genuine. Even if you don't agree with all of his policies, you'll surely agree that this sweater is dope. Combining relevant topics and wrapping them in a jolly Christmas shell, we're confident that the holidays are going to be terrific.

7. Tipsy Elves Men's Santa Pooping Ugly Christmas Sweater

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Aren't we all just trying to get by this absolutely horrendous year? The Tipsy Elves Men's Santa Pooping Ugly Christmas Sweater perfectly encapsulates what we're all feeling right now. Who hasn't pinched one off on the job while reading the paper? (Although, in modern times, we usually just scroll through social media or watch some videos. Seems like Santa hasn't gotten with the times.) We just hope that nobody is waiting by the chimney for Santa because they aren't going to be too happy with what he's giving them.

8. TURNMEON Light Up Men’s Christmas Sweater

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The TURNMEON Light Up Men’s Christmas Sweater turns the age-old convention of men shrinking in the cold on its head. Turn on the lights on this very muscular snowman to show that you're also "turned on " for the holidays. Don't let the holiday cheer go flaccid just because there are a few missing relatives. Just keep on keeping on with your amazing Christmas sweater. Just remember to turn it off after a few hours because it might get too hot if you know what we mean.

9. Memetic Ugly Christmas Sweater Smells Like Christmas

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Memetic is an apparel brand dedicated to the latest in pop culture. They provide a variety of colors and styles of clothing (including shirts, hooded sweatshirts, and tank tops) for men, women, and kids. Their graphics encompass what's currently trendy in music, movies, TV shows, humor, video games, politics, sports and memes. This Memetic Ugly Christmas Sweater Smells Like Christmas Spirit is totally in line with the Christmas spirit while being a trendy meme. 

10. Ain't No Laws When You're Drinking with Claus Claws Drink Parody Ugly Christmas Sweater

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There really ain't no laws when you're drinking with good ol' Saint Nick because this Ain't No Laws When You're Drinking with Claus Claws Drink Parody Ugly Christmas Sweater breaks them all. Whether you're naughty or nice, you can still throw back a few drinks with Santa Claus himself. Just remember to not drink too much because you don't want to end up on his naughty list come Christmas morning lest you want to receive lumps of coal on Christmas morning.

11. 3D Funny Elf Boobs Design Printed Novelty Xmas Pullover Sweatshirt

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This 3D Funny Elf Boobs Design Printed Novelty Xmas Pullover Sweatshirt lets you unleash your naughty side (without being too naughty). This great gag sweater will surely turn some heads during Christmas dinner. The endearing and funny print lets you share your Christmas whimsy while poking a few jabs at those jingle bells. We're sure that this polyester sweater will be one that will be remembered for years to come and can serve as a funny memory that the whole family can reminisce on.

12. Awkwardstyles I Got Hos in Different Area Codes Sweater

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This Awkwardstyles I Got Hos in Different Area Codes Sweater is another one of those sweaters that just shaves the line between naughty and nice. We all know Santa gets around and we also know he needs a little warmth on the cold Christmas eve night where he travels all around the world delivering Christmas presents to every boy and girl. It only makes sense that he'd have a few places where he can warm up a little bit before resuming his yearly duty as the bringer of cheer and joy.

13. Hybrid Apparel Men's Blue Balls Ugly Christmas Sweater 

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For those who aren't going to be with their loved ones this Christmas, this Hybrid Apparel Men's Blue Balls Ugly Christmas Sweater is the perfect thing to wear. Nobody's immune to experiencing blue balls and with these holidays being the most isolated we've had so far, we're sympathizing with those who will be a little blue this holiday season. Whether it be for work, study, or some other reason why you're not with your loved ones, we're sure this sweater can cheer you up during the holidays and will remind you that you'll be with them again.

14. Nice Naughty an Attempt was Made Xmas Ugly Christmas Sweater

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This Nice Naughty an Attempt was Made Xmas Ugly Christmas Sweater doesn't try too hard. It's just there, snugly in the middle on the spectrum of joy. We understand the not everybody is going to be cheering and singing this Christmas and that's why we've included something that can reflect their indifference towards the holidays. It's going to be a not-so-merry Christmas this year if you come wearing this sweater but it's okay. It's okay to not be jumping with glee because let's face it, this year hasn't been the best for most of the world.

15. 2020 You'll Go Down in History Ugly Christmas Sweater Sweatshirt

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Want to stick it to 2020? Well, now you can with 2020 You'll Go Down in History Ugly Christmas Sweater Sweatshirt. 2020 will truly go down in history as one of the worst years in a very long time. However, just because you're wearing a Christmas sweater that's also a commentary on the times we live in, it doesn't mean that you can't have fun during the holidays. This sweater can be a reminder that you got through the year and that things can only get better from here.

16. Funny Quarantine Christmas Tree Ornament Decor 2020 Gift Sweatshirt

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This Funny Quarantine Christmas Tree Ornament Decor 2020 Gift Sweatshirt features a little jab at that toilet paper crisis period that we had just a few months ago. It's not bad to poke a little fun at some stupid things we did but if you were one of those people who went to Walmart and just cleared out the toilet paper shelves (you know who you are), we hope that you have a very merry Christmas, too. Also, remember to wear face masks when you are visiting relatives during the holidays.

17. Blizzard Bay Men's Ugly Christmas Sweater

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This Blizzard Bay Men's Ugly Christmas Sweater is one of those great conversation pieces you can whip out because it's pretty intriguing. The sweater depicts Santa Claus, one of his reindeer and what appears to be an old-timey inventor dancing while they've got their arms around each other. If that doesn't spark people's attention, then the absolutely magnificent red, white and green mosaic design surely will. It's reminiscent of those Christmas sweaters people used to wear 20 years ago. 

18. Tstars Funny Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt for Men & Women

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This Tstars Funny Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt for Men & Women really shows what's important this Christmas, the birthday boy himself. Even though this season is a time for presents, family and merry-making, let us not forget the real season we celebrate the holidays. So let's say a few thanks to our favorite savior and remember his teachings. We must love our neighbors as we love ourselves, we must be charitable and we must reflect on the things we've done over the past year so we may do better in the next.

19. Wild Bobby Merry Chrithmith Mike Tyson Ugly Christmas Sweater

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Mike Tyson will forever be remembered as one of the greatest boxers the world has ever known as well as someone who has one of the funniest lisps in the world. This Wild Bobby Merry Chrithmith Mike Tyson Ugly Christmas Sweater lets you show your Chrithmith spirit with everybody you love while honoring Iron Mike. Maybe we can take his unbreakable fighting spirit as inspiration to teach us that it's not the number of times we get knocked down that's important, it's the number of times we get back up. And as long as we get back up more times than we get knocked down, everything's going to be okay. 

20. Funziez! Dancing Santa Lightweight Long Sleeve Novelty Pullover Costume Sweatshirt

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The Funziez! Dancing Santa Lightweight Long Sleeve Novelty Pullover Costume Sweatshirt brings a whole new meaning to the North pole. Witness Santa getting his groove on will bring all the fun of holiday cheer into your every day.  This sweater has adorable details and plush accents that let you embody your favorite Christmas character the moment you put it on. Tap into your festive side with this Christmas sweater. 

21. I have a Big package Meme Barry Wood Ugly Christmas Sweater

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Get ready to be the hit of the party with the I have a Big package Meme Barry Wood Ugly Christmas Sweater Unisex Crewneck Graphic SweatshirtWe've got the perfect ugly Christmas sweater for you. The design is great and will surely bust out a laugh or at least a chuckle from all of your relatives. If your family is hosting a costume competition, you'll definitely be in the running for first prize this year. Oh, not only is this sweater a knockout, but it's also ultra-comfortable because it's made from a fleece blend that's soft to the touch.

22. Well Happy Birthday Jesus Funny Quote Office Ugly Christmas Sweater

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Featuring one of the greatest jokes on the hit TV series The Office, the Well Happy Birthday Jesus Funny Quote Office Ugly Christmas Sweater showcases the series' well-meaning but ever aloof boss, Michael Scott, as he tries to pull off the best office Christmas party his side of Scranton. Featuring alcohol-fueled antics and rib-busting gags, the episode is a Christmas extravaganza for the ages. Just remember to have an ample supply of eggnog (with a little dash of your favorite brandy, rum, or bourbon) to keep you warm throughout the night.

23. Tipsy Elves Men's Drinking Game Christmas Sweater

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As seen on Shark Tank Tipsy Elves Men's Drinking Game Christmas Sweater will make you the life of the party. This drinking game sweater with 6 included velcro balls included presents the perfect drinking game for the holidays. The balls will stick securely to the sweater so you'll never have trouble keeping track of who's winning. This sweater is also machine washable and the rules are knit into the back of the sweater. But they're pretty simple: you miss, you drink so don't miss!

24. Blizzard Bay Men's Ugly Christmas Sweater Llama

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Who doesn't want a llama on their chest this Christmas? This Blizzard Bay Men's Ugly Christmas Sweater Llama prominently displays a large llama for the whole world to see. Let's face it, everyone loves Christmas sweaters (except maybe for the ones who wear them). Not only are they insanely cozy and warm, but they bring a smile to the whole family and are a great way to bring all of the family together in the holiday spirit. Show your love for both the holidays and llamas with this Christmas sweater now. 

25. Pandemic That Stole Christmas 2020 Ugly X-mas Sweater Sweatshirt

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Cheer up yourself and others in these difficult times. The Pandemic That Stole Christmas 2020 Ugly X-mas Sweater Sweatshirt is the best Christmas present for him or her, for men, women, kids, teens, moms, dads, grandpas, grandmas, girlfriends, boyfriends, sons, daughters, husbands and wives. It's the perfect 2020 quarantine gift for any office gift-giving, family gift exchange or any other gift-related event. Of course, you can always just wear it yourself!

No matter what your situation is, an ugly Christmas sweater will always bring a smile to your face. Even if you don't want to admit it, the novelty and cheesiness of these sweaters just give them a certain endearing quality that not many things can evoke. Be sure to keep these sweaters in mind when searching for gifts this Christmas!