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Posted on Nov 19, 2013

The Definitive Ranking Of All Of The Turtlenecks In "Love Actually"

Turtlenecks are all around us in this movie. I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes.

22. The "Sarah Needs A Confidence Boost" Turtlenecks

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There are hideous butterfly brooches (her character was unfortunately fond of these on several outfits) and I'm not even sure WHAT to call that pattern .... Really, there are no words, but there is one thing we can learn from Sarah: Do not wear mud-colored clothing when you are madly in love with your sexy coworker.

21. The "Jamie Is Engaged And He Is Still Wearing A Poop-Colored Sweater" Turtleneck

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It's rather unfortunate.

20. The "Daniel's Depressed" Grey Turtleneck

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It is heartbreaking what happened to Liam Neeson's character. But this baggy shirt will not get Claudia Schiffer to fall in love with you.

19. The "Generic Winter Wardrobe" Turtleneck

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Seen here in three different forms during the school holiday pageant.

18. The "My Friend Has Just Told Me He's Going to Wisconsin To Get Laid" Zip-Up Turtleneck Sweater

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Comforting when you need to keep your sanity about you, but its reach is little more than functional.

17. The "I'm Going to Cheat On You As Soon As You Leave To Go To A Wedding" Turtleneck

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As seen on Jamie's girlfriend. Plus points for oversized comforts. Minus points for the whole having-sex-with-his-brother thing.

16. The "Stripes Mean We Are Serious About Learning Another Language" Turtlenecks

Unclear whether there is scientific proof that stripes fuel brainpower, but these students in Jamie's foreign language class seemed to think so.

15. The "How Long Have You Been In Love With Karl" Pep Talk Mock Turtleneck

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Suitable for moments when you're trying to figure out how long one of your employees has been in love with another of your employees.

14. The "Daniel Is Slightly Less Depressed" Turtleneck

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After overcoming the first phase of the grieving process, the widower moves on to clothing with shape.

13. The "Covert Eavesdropper" Turtleneck

This man thought he would be sneaky in black listening to Karen call Harry out – but he failed.

12. The "I Am Going to Cheat On My Wife, Maybe" Black Turtleneck of Doom

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Worn when Snape contemplates buying his slutty secretary a Christmas gift; black like his soul at this particular moment.

11. The "I Really Want to Watch Jamie's Proposal" Turtleneck of Hopeless Romanticism

Green is the color of love, not envy, in the case of this woman who happily marched at the front of the crowd to Aurelia's restaurant.

10. The "Grown Men Wear Sea Colors" Turtlenecks

This may, in fact, be the same turtleneck in two different colors.

9. The "Uncle Jamie's Here!" Turtleneck

Not for long - it's OK, though. He's winter-ready in this tan number.

8. The "Hi, Karl" Turtleneck Sweater

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HE'S SO PRETTY.

7. The "Nativity Scene DIY Costume" Turtleneck

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Points to Penguin's mom for reusing an orange turtleneck.

6. The "Jamie Only Packed One Turtleneck To Mend His Broken Heart" Grey Turtleneck Of Dispair

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No, but really.

5. The "Sigh, Mia" Black Turtleneck

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Gotta hand it to her, though: The girl knows how to find a flattering turtleneck.

4. The "I Am Naked in Every Scene Except Two, And For Those, I Wear Pink" Turtleneck

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It is quite flattering, however.

3. The "I'm Claudia Schiffer And I Look Brilliant In Everything, Especially Thick Woolen Layers" Blue Turtleneck

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Self-explanatory.

2. The "This Precious Angel Just Wants You To Sing Her Christmas Carols" Turtleneck

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Guaranteed to melt even the biggest Scrooge's heart this holiday season.

1. The "My Best Friend's Wife Just Realized I'm In Love With Her, So Now I'm Going to Zip Myself Into a Turtleneck of Humiliation" Turtleneck

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To me, you are perfect.

Thanks to Brittany, Kelsey, Jess, and Anna Marie for helping catalog the turtlenecks.

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