The ugly Christmas jumper has to be one of the festive period’s finest traditions, and at last these woollen wonders have gained the recognition they deserve, with their very own Christmas Jumper Day. It’s all in aid of Save the Children, an international children’s charity which supports emergency and long-term relief and development projects across the globe.This year the woolly revolution that is Christmas Jumper Day is to be celebrated today on Friday 13th December, so time’s running out to get that hideous sweater in order. When it comes to the Christmas jumper it’s all about the tack, so don’t be afraid to go all out with your seasonal knitwear this year. We’re thinking garish clashing colours, lashings of glitter and enough gold to make good King Midas proud. Add to that an unflattering shape, sprinkle on a little essence of 80s and you’re good to go. To help you find the ultimate holiday horror we’ve compiled a list of our favourite Christmas jumpers for 2013. Just remember, it’s for the children.
1. Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animal, Internacionale, £15.99Because you can’t have Christmas without Kevin McCallister.
2. Absolutely Cracking, River Island, £25Probably the second best thing about Christmas. We love a cracker war, followed by a horrific joke and a novelty undersized sewing kit, don’t you?
3. The One With Moving EyesEver wondered how Santa knows whether you’ve been bad or good?
4. Festive formalwear, cheesychristmasjumpers.com, £19.99Wondering what to wear to that black tie meets Christmas 1989 event? This waistcoat, obviously.
5. Rudolph is a Little UnwellWe can only assume he’s been at the mulled wine again.
7. The Christmas Crop, Primark, £12The good people of Primark are offering a cropped take on the merry monstrosity, complete with 3D bows and baubles.
8. Pug Life, Brat & Suzie, £32Christmas isn’t just for humans. We’re glad that Brat & Suzie have recognised this important fact.
9. Lights, Camera, Action, cheesychristmasjumpers.com, £49.99This devilishly handsome knitwear comes complete with LED lights, red and white diamante baubles and embroidered stars. Snazzy. here.
To find out more about Christmas Jumper Day and how you can help fundraise for Save the Children this year please visit the Save the Children website. We’d love to see your Christmas jumper photos – tweet us @mask_events to show of your festive finery. The shops are selling out fast but online shopping world is still offering a good selection!