It’s a good thing that Christmas is a time where the mood is light and the parties are plentiful. How else would you be able to get away with wearing a tacky Christmas sweater? These are bound to push the boundaries of offensiveness — you know that somebody…somewhere… isn’t going to be thrilled with what you’re wearing. But that’s exactly why you’re doing it! Again: it’s the holidays! Maybe, when you’re at the ugly sweater party, you and your tacky Christmas sweater will break barriers and bring peoples everywhere together. If Jesus and Santa can hang — and they do on some of the sweaters in the list — then anyone can get behind the fun you’re gonna throw. And if you are going to a party, maybe you want to take along a great game from our Top 10 Best Christmas Party Games for Adults. And don’t forget to peep our looong list of great Christmas gift ideas. As you’ll see in this list of the Top 10 Best Tacky Christmas Sweaters, many of the sweaters are actually good looking. So be a little naughty while you look a little nice.
Tacky Christmas Sweaters for Men
1. Birthday Boy Jesus from Tipsyelves Sweater for Men
And why not? The J-Man Himself was a man of the people and he understands that a big event like Christmas shouldn’t overshadow those unfortunate souls who happened to have been born on Christmas day. If you happen to know someone who actually has a December 25 birthday, this would be an even better gift. And if there is a big party, this tacky holiday sweater begs two questions: How many candles go on the cake and WWJWF?
Price: $39.95 (38 percent off MSRP)
2. Trump Make Christmas Great Again Tacky Christmas Sweatshirt for Men
Regardless of where you reside on the political spectrum, this is a very topical and funny tacky Christmas sweatshirt. You could certainly wear it proudly to any ugly sweater party or anywhere that tacky holiday sweaters are appreciated. As for the sweatshirt (which gets great reviews on Amazon), it’s officially designed and printed by iApparel. It’s 50 percent cotton, 50 percent poly. The sweatshirt is black and the print on the front is made to look like a tacky Christmas sweater. There is another version with a different image of Trump and the slogan says “Make X-Mas Great Again.” Of course, the saying “Make Christmas Great Again” references the campaign slogan Mr. Trump used during his run for office: “Make America Great Again.” And really, who can argue with wanting Christmas to be great?
3. Santa & Jesus “Jingle Bros” Tacky Christmas Sweater for Men
A terrific marriage of the commercial and Christian aspects of Christmas. The “Jingle Bros” are Santa and Jesus, standing side by side with their arms around each other. Jesus is throwing a peace sign and Santa is holding up a thing of eggnog. This tacky Christmas sweater is red while the image on front is comprised of a light blue background with Santa in his traditional red and white suit while Jesus is wearing a white robe and a light blue tee. Tipsyelves is the manufacturer of the sweater and they say it’s “extremely soft and high quality — will not shrink or itch.”
Price: $39.95 (38 percent off MSRP)
4. V28 Men’s Christmas Sweater
This sweater really has no pun…nothing utterly clever. But just look at it. It. Is. Tacky. Beyond the look, we suppose that you could qualify it as tacky because it features Santa and Rudolph in an automobile and EVERYONE KNOWS THEY ROLLED IN A SLEIGH. This men’s ugly Christmas sweater is 100 percent acrylic and it is machine washable. The company — V28 — has a total of nine different tacky Christmas sweaters available.
Price: $14.99-$39.99 (depending on size/color selected)
5. Ask Your Mom If I’m Real Tacky Christmas Sweater for Men
No wonder Santa is always smiling. This tacky Christmas sweater features a big image of a winking Santa on the front with the words “As Your Mom If I’m Real” framing Saint Nick’s head. We don’t think we need to explain what Santa is saying. We will tell you that the sweater, by Tipsyelves, is black with red and white horizontal striping at the crew neck, the bottom of the sweater and on the cuffs. We think this would be great at an ugly sweater party. Perhaps this indicates that Santa is doing some self reflection when he says “Ho, ho, ho!”
Price: $56.95 (12 percent off MSRP)
Tacky Christmas Sweaters for Women
6. Stripper Santa on Polar Bear Rug Tacky Christmas Sweater for Women
This pretty much turns every thought of Santa on its head. The image on this 60 percent cotton, 40 percent acrylic sweater is a naked Santa lounging on a polar bear rug. Well, he’s not completely naked: he’s wearing his red and white hat. And you can’t see Santa’s candy cane because there’s a gift box strategically placed. Santa’s got a bottle of milk (we’re not sure it’s milk) in one hand and behind him is a fireplace with the words “One Night Only” displayed above the hearth. As if that’s not enough, this tacky Christmas sweater lights up, with four flashing LED lights that twinkle with movement (no batteries necessary). The lights can be removed prior to washing so this piece will give you a lotta years of TCSU (tacky Christmas sweater use).
Price: $34.99-$44.99 (depending on size selected)
7. Yellow Snow Tacky Christmas Sweater for Women
It might take the casual observer a minute or two to figure out the joke here. At first glance, it simply looks like your garden variety ugly Christmas sweater. But it, indeed, is a tacky Christmas sweater because there’s Mr. Claus, with his back to you, and he’s “writing” the words “Merry Christmas” in the snow. The words are in “yellow ink.” The sweater is 100 percent acrylic and won’t shrink or itch, according the to manufacturer Tipsyelves. Machine washable and constructed with reinforced seams.
8. Ya Filthy Animal Tacky Christmas Sweater for Women
The quote is from the movie Home Alone, but maybe the woman who wears this is thinking about a different “spirit of Christmas” than most. Or she is thinking that you are thinking about a different spirit. How you interpret the saying on the front — “Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal” — is up to you. This tacky Christmas sweater is from Camii Mia and it’s 98 percent poly, two percent nylon. It’s got a ribbed neck, cuffs and hem. Many of the reviewers point out the small weave and thick material, as well as the longer length that lends itself to being worn with leggings if that’s what you’re thinking.
9. Christmas Stocking Stuffer Tacky Christmas Sweater for Women
This tacky Christmas sweater could be interpreted as a fun Christmas sweater. It will certainly get the attention at the ugly sweater party. The front of the sweater has a big Christmas stocking on it that you can fill with the “gifts” of your choice. Certainly a bottle of holiday drinky-pooh would work. As for the sweater itself, it won’t shrink and is machine washable. It’s a crew neck with horizontal green and white striping. On the arms are red sections with white and green design elements.
Price: $54.95 (15 percent of MSRP)
10. Gingerbread Man Nightmare Tacky Christmas Sweater for Women
Apparently the Gingerbread Man can be caught. This 100 percent acrylic sweater features an image of three very unhappy gingerbread men with a gloved hand coming down about to pluck one of them away. The gloved hand appears to be Santa (maybe he’s thinking it’s a treat for all his hard work?). This tacky Christmas sweater is ribbed at the crewneck, waist and cuffs and it won’t shrink or itch, according to Tipsyelves, the manufacturer. A great item to wear to the ugly sweater party.