38 Ugly Holiday Sweater-Wearing Celebs to Get You in the Holiday Spirit
‘Tis the season for stars to break out their most festively heinous holiday knitwear!
Thomas Rhett & Lauren Akins
The country crooner and his pregnant wife hosted their 12th annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party - and made sure to set the bar high with their festive ensembles!
Akins, who is expecting the couple's third child together, may have over-indulged during the party, she admitted on Instagram. "Didn't take many pics, didn't go to bed til 3am, didn't feel too hot waking up this morning but ohhh my goodness my heart is SO full," she gushed.
It's back and better than ever! The actor put a sweet spin on his ugly Christmas sweater - the same one he was tricked into wearing by his pals Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal last year - by gifting identical ones to children staying in hospitals over the holidays in partnership with the SickKids Foundation.
The Mindhunter star picked out his festive threads at the Lancaster County Walmart for Live with Kelly & Ryan's "holiday sweater party" episode. "I was drawn to this sweater because I wanted to keep it classy with this bowtie," he said on the show. "And there's this ball attached and what I thought was so sweet when I bought it, is that it came with an extra ball, just in case this one falls off."
Ashley is putting her ugly sweater to good use by participating in Kmart's #UglySweaterforBetter challenge. If you show off your ugly sweater on social media using the hashtag and tagging @Kmart and @stjude, Kmart will donate $1.00 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Now that's the way to spread holiday cheer!
This summer Kendall and Kylie Jenner received immense backlash after superimposing their faces over images of famous musicians including Notorious B.I.G. without permission from his estate. But Ilana's Biggie Smalls-themed holiday sweater comes with legitimate cred: Hers was designed by TeeTorious, which reinterprets images from original photographer Barron Claiborne. "No Bootlegs, just quality hip hop fashion," the website states.
There are only so many ugly sweater parties this holiday season, so sometimes you have to make the most of casual Friday like Mila with a Santa Claus and Christmas tree-theme pullover.
Leave it to the style-savvy star to find a Christmas sweater that's anything but ugly, in his cheeky "Let It Snow" Game of Thrones crewneck.
It wouldn't make sense for the rock legend to don just your average ugly Christmas sweater with elves or snowmen or reindeer this time of year. Instead, he wore this half cute, half frightening Gremlins one.
The pop star decided to celebrate the holidays with a very on-brand pullover featuring lots and lots of pot leaves, bongs, and toking Santas.
While the rapper can usually be found clad in his vast wardrobe of Gucci sweatshirts, occassionally he makes an exception for his best-selling Christmas sweater featuring a dabbing Santa, naturally.
If there's one thing we've always said about the holidays, it's that they never include enough naked Joe Jonas. Thankfully, DNCE's new ugly sweaters are here to fix all of that.
For when simple heinous knitwear just won't do, go full-blown Frosty or go home.
The actress's unbridled joy at being clad in such a festive old-school ugly sweater is truly what this yuletide season is all about.
What's more festive than a shawl neck ugly Christmas sweater? Why, a coordinated Christmas bowtie, of course.
For all the "Challah back girls out" there, Howie has (at long last) created a Hannukah themed topper. Because ugly sweaters should be equal opportunity offenders for all religious denominations.
A sweater for all the people on your naughty list.
An ugly sweater and a dad joke all rolled into one.
They don't call her Queen Bey for nothing. When Beyoncé channels yuletide spirit, she goes full-on tannenbaum.
Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani
The couple that wears sleighs together, stays together. (And yes, that's Santa riding a unicorn on Gwen's Tipsy Elves sweater.)
While the choice of slogan might be considered, er, ill-advised, at least this sweater's heart is in the right place (and that place is The North Pole).
John Mayer takes his clothes Very Seriously. Which is why we think he'd appreciate us saying that his sweater is Very Seriously hideous.
Just like the KFC sandwich, when wearing an ugly Christmas sweater, it's always best to … double down.
The singer knows the most-Instagram-ready accessory for an ugly Christmas sweatshirt is an equally intense duckface.
You're never going to see the perennially chic Beckhams in matching ugly sweaters in their Christmas card, but apparently their new dog Olive didn't get the memo.
We aren't sure if this is what the song meant by "don we now our gay apparel," but Michael seems happy with his choices, so we are too.
Stella Maxwell & Lily-Rose Depp
If supermodels Stella Maxwell and Lily-Rose Depp can't even make these holiday sweaters look stylish, what hope do the rest of us have?
When the cat on your ugly sweater is wearing its own ugly sweater, that's how you know you've found a purr-fectly meta topper for your holiday Febreze commercial.
As her Christmas gift to the world this year, Alessandra tried to convince us all she's just one of us by sheathing her toned Victoria's Secret Angel bod in some pretty hideous knitwear.
Long before she campaigned for commander-in-chief, Clinton was our reigning commander-of-cheese (cheesy holiday attire, that is).
Why stop at an ugly Christmas sweater when you could go for an ugly sweater dress instead? Bonus points for looking like you actually wrapped yourself in string lights.
Kim K's great and all, but Diesel designer Renzo Russo knows if you really want to break the Internet, go Kris Kringle or go home.
It's A Very (Bill) Murray Christmas indeed for Sofia, who just officially won the holidays in a sweater emblazoned with the actor's Scrooge-esque pout.
Only a man as tough as Jason Bourne could pull off a 3D Santa sweater (with a festive fringed collar!) this hideous.
Sam Smith, Demi Lovato, Niall Horan & Olly Murs
If one ugly Christmas sweater is good, this four-headed holiday horror is downright divine.
Demi obviously heard that "less is more," and in the case of this scissored-off sweater, it's definitely more of … something.
"Rolling down the street, drinking eggnog, chewin' on cake of fruit …" is how we imagine the second track on Snoop's Christmas album to sound (the first, as you know, is "Winter Wonderland").