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36 Ugly Christmas Sweaters That Are So Bad, They're Actually Pretty Amazing

I didn't know we actually wore ugly Christmas sweaters, but all I know is I want one, now.

Recently we asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share their favorite ugly Christmas sweaters. Here are some of the most heartwarming responses:

1. "Christmas sweater overalls... (sweateralls?) accented with a velvet bow."

—sundiego6405

2. This eager reader decided to become one with her Christmas tree, and now we want to know: Who wore it better?

—Ipsitas

3. "Got lots of sincere compliments on this, but I think it’s so ridiculous and the cats are freaking creepy!"

—jasminer4c6e42f7c

4. When in doubt, serve an ugly sweater three different ways (in style, of course).

—morganb46dab20a8

5. "Made it myself. Got lots of compliments on it."

—caroleayee

6. Cute couple sweaters for the win!

—maddykayefoos

7. "We were having an ugly sweater contest at the office I worked in. My coworker and I sewed 2 Llama-kkah sweaters together, added a few decorations, and spent the entire day stuck together."

—mikaylah3

8. "I wanted a picture with all of my cats in a sweater, while wearing a cat sweater."

—emilyw411ec520e

9. "I live in Florida so of course I have an ugly manatee sweater."

—jackieh4021e5526

10. "I used Christmas tree skirts to make Christmas skirts and capes for the ultimate party outfit."

—kellys108

11. "Not so much ugly as cute, but every time we were apart during the party people kept complimenting my husband's sweater. They didn't realize that without me next to him, he was literally wearing just a deer butt."

—amberr45b2ac674

12. "We even got our cats in on the fun."

—amberr45b2ac674

13. When in doubt, serve us a gingerbread man like this reader:

—k4e0d34ae1

14. Or keep up the caroling with Rudolph on your sweater:

—irisv4be8f5f10

15. "Ugly sweater outfit winner!"

—jenniferr408d4273f

16. "My boyfriend and I made these. We used hot glue."

—d4344b9f98

17. "The only way I could get my husband to wear a sweater was to make one out of a sweatshirt. This is how they turned out."

—chelseag426858052

18. "This was the first time ever making an ugly Christmas sweater and it turned out better than I expected! Added the Christmas tree earrings to make it more fun and tacky. It was a big hit at my work Christmas party and can’t wait to wear it again for another ugly Christmas sweater party."

—jessicap4949f4073

19. "She won first place (candy canes) and I won second!"

—isek1980

20. "This bad boy won me my company’s Ugly Christmas Sweater contest!"

—asmith85

21. "Homemade ugly Christmas sweaters are the best!"

—morganc19

22. "My husband and I. Oh, everything pictured is thrifted by yours truly."

—savanar

23. This reader gave us a bit of dinosaur with Christmas, and we're not mad at it.

—theslykit

24. "Christmas, cats, space. What more could you need in a sweater?"

—ashleyd4b3ce9f34

25. We think this is a Christmas tree or a villain...whatever it is, we love it!

—msmcgee82

26. "I’m a Dachshund owner, so of course my ugly sweater reflects my doxie love!"

—caitlinl4a93154a5

27. "Forget the ugly Christmas sweater. I was going to a holiday drag show so I made an ugly Christmas skirt. Semi pictured: the giant gold bow I put on the back. It was necessary!"

—brittanyf47ef09e8f

28. "My boyfriend and I went to an ugly Christmas sweater party. We didn’t win the prize, but I still thought we had some good sweaters."

—shaynep445f89de7

29. "Spreading that Christmas cheer!"

—jessiccap

30. "Husband loved his Jingle ball...I mean...Jingle bell sweater!"

—kristak45997cf3c

31. "This is my Nutcracker-themed ugly sweater vest. I had a good variety of nuts and crackers on there, lol!"

—karenkuhng

32. "This was me today for my job’s holiday party! I got a lot of compliments (yes, those are kittens wearing Santa hats!)"

—sallysweetheart

33. "The slippers though."

—kashtheflash14

34. "Bought this from a fellow Swiftie and I think it’s the best decision I’ve made all year."

—samanthafong

35. "My office has an ugly sweater competition every year, so I made my own Christmas tree sweater. My boss made me stand by the fireplace and she put presents at my feet. I won the competition, and a half day off work!"

—jordana4d1bdb5a0

36. And always remember, for ugly sweaters, MORE IS MORE!

—jenniferm40f415702

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The submissions used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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