Christmas is traditionally a time for gaudiness, overindulgence, and bad taste at every turn. And no place is that truer than the ugly Christmas jumpers. Basically if you haven't got wearing one you aren't doing Christmas right.
It's a tradition for most people to gather together be it at the office or the bar or a friend's house, all wearing the most ugly Christmas jumpers they can find. Lets face it, no one can resist a really good competition.
And this contest is definitely a great one to compete in against your friends, and society in general.
There's always a winner too, not for the best one, but for the most terrible, someone who's pushed all the boundaries of ugliness and despicable to it's limits, such is its hideous form that you can barely force yourself to look at it. You know when you've seen the most 'ugly-as-sin' Christmas jumper if your eyes start to bleed.
Those people are the kings in the kingdom of the ugly sweater. They rise above and beyond, making sure—customizing if necessary—that they're wearing something so unsightly, so catastrophic, their friends will drink the horror that is eggnog just to dull the pain.
So get busy and make sure you are ready for the official National Ugly Sweater Day on December 16th.
The people below are those types of people. Champions, if you will, of the art of ugly Christmas jumpers.
We salute you.