What Is An Ugly Sweater?

I thought it would be fun to do a vlog talking a little more about our Ugly Sweater/Gender Reveal party tomorrow.  Specifically, about what an ugly sweater is.  Because apparently I stink at picking out ugly sweaters.

I think I've decided that "ugly", when it comes to sweaters, is completely subjective.

However, I do happen to think the sweater I got for the party this year is a big winner!  I included it in the video, so watch and then tell me what you think: 




Will I win the contest with that sweater or not? 
What do you think makes an ugly sweater ugly?

Inquiring minds (in particular, mine) want to know.

Come back next week for the gender announcement and party recap!
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Jessica Elyse @ Memoirs of a Mommy said...

You are too cute! That sweater is pretty bad. Since when did Santa start wearing makeup? Have fun tomorrow!!! I can't wait to hear the gender and see the onslaught of horrible sweaters.

Felicia said...

That is a terribly ugly sweater, my dear. That Santa is quite creepy!!

LeAnna said...

This was too funny! And I agree, it's an ugly santa sweater for sure. But, I could SO see a school teacher wearing it. Now, maybe that's stereotypical, but I can give you the names of at least a half dozen school teachers that would entertain wearing it. Maybe I should mention, they are all over the age of 40. I'm actually not a huge sweater fan in general, I'm a cardigan girl. So, it doesn't take much to get me to curl up my nose at a sweater. ;)

Emily grapes said...

Ha, I think that sweater is a definite contender, but I think you should make it even worse by adding ornaments on it, or tinsel, garland around the edges or anything crazy like that. My friend was at an ugly sweater party last night, and she said the winner was a man who had his "ugly sweater" be his hair on his chest and back (I'm shuddering) and he decorated all the hair with ornaments, tinsel and everything Christmas. The amount of hair he must have is more than my brain can comprehend... any way! Go get 'em!

Amanda said...

I went to Goodwill and bought our first set of ugly sweaters for a party we're going to tonight. The clerk said a lot of people have been coming in to buy them! Haha! Can't wait for your gender reveal!

Elizabeth said...

I think it would make a good Christmas tree skirt, nice and colorful! A lot of those "interesting" sweaters have made their way over to the Second Hand shops here in Russia, and people are pretty thankful to have warm clothes for winter.

Callie Nicole said...

Oh, I can imagine! I'm sure the winters are freezing in Russia. I always feel so harsh saying "ugly" sweaters. Ugly/pretty really is in the eye of the beholder. I think "interesting" is a better word. :-)

Callie Nicole said...

I totally think school teachers get a pass! The kids would love those kinds of sweaters! I might have a little collection myself if I worked with kids (besidesy own) everyday, haha!

Melanie said...

That is hilarious!! I think it is a pretty ugly sweater though it looks like something my mother in law would wear..LOL!!!

Callie Nicole said...

Oh my, Emily, that is crazy! I'm all for masculinity, but I think it's safe to say that things have gotten a little out of control if a man can hang ornaments on his chest hair, haha!

Callie Nicole said...

Sometimes I think "ugly" Christmas sweaters are actually kind of fun for certain occasions, haha! I'll probably keep this one because I'm sure I'll have a chance to wear it again! And then sometimes "ugly" sweaters are just sweaters that were normal 20+ years ago...like my sweater last time. And then its funny how styles come back around - I can almost see my last sweater being sold someplace now! "Ugly" is so hard to define when it comes to sweaters...

Rae said...

I think your party is going to be a blast and you always come up with such creative ideas! Your sweater is perfect for today, I think! I hope my sweater compares to yours. Tonight will be fun!

Kate Craig said...

yeeeeah I would probably wear your first sweater :) And I do always wonder if the grandma aged people that wear sweaters like your Santa one are insulted when we wear them to ugly sweater parties! My mom just wore a sweater with snowmen all over it and I thought it was cute on her.

Callie Nicole said...

Kate, I always worry about that too! I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, you know? That sweater I wore a couple years ago is actually similar to alot of sweaters I see for sale now! Its so hard to define "ugly" because styles always come and go and come again. And for "ugly" Christmas sweaters, I always just think of sweaters that are over-the-top Christmasy will work for those parties, but I actually think the sweaters are kind of fun! With this sweater, the eyelashes on those Santas are crazy to me, and the fact that there are six of them, but I kind of like some "ugly" Christmas sweaters!

Rachael said...

Ugly sweaters aren't exactly a 'thing' down here in Australia, but I do think yours is a bit of fun! :) I can't wait to see how your guests might outdo you with their creative flair ;)

Claire said...

oh my goodness Callie, you are too cute! Loved watching this vlog, and I TOTALLY agree that your pick for this year is hideous ;)

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