Jessica Wang
December 21, 2018 11:13 am
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National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day falls on December 21st this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to sport your grandma’s nightmare knit (sorry, Grams). There are tons of sweater options that reference memes and song lyrics, including one that’s inspired by our favorite Ariana Grande anthem. In celebration of the festive holiday, we’ve compiled a shopping guide of ugly holiday sweaters for pop culture enthusiasts.

While you certainly can make a statement with the usual knit reindeer and elf adornments, why not channel the moments and people who have molded the popular culture landscape? If anything could act as a conversation starter at those holiday parties you don’t really want to be at (Netflix and a bath bomb awaits at home, after all), it’s certainly a Cardi B and Beyoncé ugly holiday sweater.

Below, shop 16 festive ugly holiday sweaters in celebration of National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day. Bing Crosby may be dreaming of a white Christmas, but we’re dreaming of Kim Kardashian and Princess Leia holiday sweaters.

1Ariana Grande “Thank U, Next” Sweater

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Say “thank u, next” to all the other ugly holiday sweaters with this Ari one.

2Drake “Santa Do You Love Me?” Sweater


This hits all the notes for the Drake stan in your life. You’ll get them in their feelings when you gift them this.

3Cardi B “All I Want for Christmas is Shmoney” Sweater


Make money moves when you wear this Cardi B piece, OKURRR.

4“I’m Dreaming of a Dwight Christmas” Sweater

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Get into the holiday spirit with your cousin Mose when you rock this Dwight Schrute sweater at the family party.

5Beyoncé “All My Jingle Ladies” Sweater


As Beyoncé would say: ladies, now let’s get in formation.

6Bob’s Burgers Louise Sweater

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Channel your inner Louise and keep the sarcasm alive this holiday season.

7Stranger Things the Upside Down Sweater


Enjoy some Eggo waffles on Christmas morning when you wear this.

8Khaleesi “All I Want for Christmas is Snow” Sweater


Sleigh some dragons (err, family grinches) when you wear this Khaleesi ugly sweater.

9Kim Kardashian Champagne Bottle Sweater

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Channel Kim Kardashian at all of your holiday parties. Even though this is an ugly sweater, you’ll still look glam like the reality star.

10Fresh Prince Will Smith Sweater


Have a very Bel Air holiday in this totally ’90s number.

11Jingle Bell Rock Sweater


Pair this with a black turtleneck and fanny pack—people who love memes will get it.

12“Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal” Sweater


Watch Angels With Filthy Souls and eat some pizza when you don this sweater.

13Star Wars Princess Leia Sweater

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Unleash your inner Leia (and scold the Han Solo in your life) when you put this on.

14Harry Potter Hogwarts Sweater

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Enjoy a holiday feast in the Great Hall with this Harry Potter sweater.

15RBG “That’s a Ginsburn” Sweater


Usher in 2019 with this RBG sweater. It’s a big mood.

16Snowhemian Rhapsody Queen Sweater

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Go caroling in your best falsetto with this punny “Bohemian Rhapsody” piece.