Uncle Ugly’s Christmas Sweater Jamboree 2010

Cool Daddy came up with the idea of having an Ugliest Christmas Sweater competition for our Christmas Eve celebration. It sounded just like the weird sort of thing our family would love, so I agreed and we made our plans.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Tradition (Coolest Family on the Block

On Christmas Eve Cool Daddy and I hosted The First Annual Uncle Ugly’s Christmas Sweater Jamboree. Everyone in the family participated except for the babies since we figured that a tricked-out sweater might be a choking hazard.

The Ugliest Christmas Sweater Champion would be awarded the Ugliest Christmas Sweater Trophy of Awesomeness. Contestants also had the opportunity to win the title of overall Most Festive Attire and Most Naturally Ugly (unaltered) Christmas Sweater (they’d win the title and bragging rights, but no award).

Here are all of the 2010 Ugliest Christmas Sweater Contestants…can you guess who won?
(The winner is announced at the bottom, so don’t scroll down and cheat! Cheater.)

2010 Ugly Christmas Sweaters

First here we are, the Cool Family.
I think our sweaters prove just how cool we really are. Ahem.
When planning the party I didn’t consider the fact that Adaline might be freaked out by all of the sweaters.
I thought she would love them and try to pull at them.
Well.
Adaline was freaked out by all of the sweaters.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Isn’t that the ugliest Santa head?!
I found it at The Dollar Tree. What a treasure.

There were lights around the Santa head but they didn’t show up on camera :(
My hat had Santa legs coming out of the top (so that it looked like Santa was going down the chimney), but the legs kept flopping over, so it just looks like I’m wearing a brick-print top hat :( .
Still awesome, but not quite the same. Sigh.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Cool Daddy can rock a woman’s sweater vest like nobody’s business.

There’s lights on the front and back (but again, they’re hard to see) and it’s covered in glow sticks. I’m not really sure why.
He’s wearing a Christmas tie that plays Jingle Bells (um, awesome, anyone?).
He purposely shaved off his goatee to have his creepy mustache compliment his sweater.
You better believe it was gone before the night was out. *Shudder*
Ugly Christmas Sweaters

So my sister waited until only a few days before to get her sweater together. Then decided that she couldn’t find anything (that she was willing to pay for), so she turned a shirt inside out and wrote all over it with a Sharpie. Um, okay.
She did even less for her husband having him wear an old sweatshirt, which for some reason he decided to fold up into a mid-drift. Sure.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters

I wised up when taking the picture of my mom’s sweater and turned off the flash so that you can see her lights. The lights on her sweater were sa-weet! They were shaped like stars and changed colors!
(P.S. The tinsel on her sweater forms a Christmas tree…in case you couldn’t tell.)
Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Oh Christmas Ben, Oh Christmas Ben, how lovely are thy sweater…
My cousin Ben is sporting a Christmas tree sweater, complete with presents for shoes. A jingle bell fur collar adds musical appeal while tinsel and Christmas trees on the back make sure that you have a Happy Holiday from every direction. Oh yes.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters 2010

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me,
a peacock in a pear tree…

Okay, so I think that my cousin, Aunia’s, sweater is actually kinda cute. And I would totally wear it to the grocery store peacocks on the shoulders and all.
(Then again I would wear my totally rockin’ Santa sweater to the grocery store too because I’m super weird and have no shame…)

She’s stylin’ with a pear tree on the front of her sweater, peacocks on her shoulders (because apparently partridges are hard to come by) and feathers on the sleeves.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters 2010

My aunt, A.C., is trimmed in lovely green tinsel and featuring giant candy canes surrounded by puffy balls.
My uncle, U.A., is wearing a sweater that I originally thought was a reindeer head…and now I think might be a clock. Not really sure.
Either way, my favorite part was that he had real mini candy canes in the stockings. Tee-hee :)
Ugly Christmas Sweaters 2010

Now’s your last chance to pick your winner
before scrolling down to see the results.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters


Okay. So here are the 2010 winners of Uncle Ugly’s Christmas Sweater Jamboree Ugliest Christmas Sweater Contest.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Winners 2010

My brother-in-law, Matt, won the title and bragging rights for Most Naturally Ugly (unaltered) Christmas Sweater because he had the only unaltered shirt…even though it wasn’t Christmas-y. But my sister said that it has red and green on it so it counts. I guess.

Ben won the title and bragging rights for overall Most Festive Attire.
Wearing an entire Christmas tree on your chest will do that.
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas.

My very own main squeeze, Cool Daddy, rose victorious as the Ugliest Christmas Sweater Champion.
I think we all voted for him because we were so creeped out by the mustache.
And we wanted it to go away.
Very quickly.
And never return.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest Winner 2010

And this is supposed to be a picture of Ben sad because he didn’t win the trophy, but the sad picture that I took of him ended up being really blurry and so I used this one instead wherein he is kinda smiling and holding up one finger even though he was very sad and truly tortured to the very core of his being for not having won the trophy and he must be pretending that he is number one in order to make himself feel better and not cry in front the entire blogosphere. I thank you for not laughing at him during his hour of great pain and distress.
(Nothing says, “Feliz Navidad!” like a good nonsensical run-on sentence.
You are welcome.)
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2010 Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Which ugly sweater is your favorite? (Mine!)
Let me know in the comments!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Competition Tradition (Coolest Family on the Block)

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Jenn is a bored and sarcastic stay-at-home-mom of two who blogs and vlogs because the voices in her head tell her to. She blogs about as often as she showers, which isn't very often. (Author of "humor" blog www.imakemyselfthequeen.com and family blog www.coolestfamilyontheblock.com)

Posted on December 29, 2010, in Christmas, Holidays, Parties, Traditions, Ugly Sweaters and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. I would dare to say that everyone was a winner!! I tried to start a ugly sweater tradition in our family this year but the idea was squashed faster than I could get it going!!!

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    • You’re right, with sweaters like those everyone wins! ;) So sorry to hear your family won’t join in the ugly sweater festivities. You should start wearing one yourself for a few years and see if they join in! :)

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  2. Do you buy these sweaters or pick them up from the resale shops? I can’t even imagine wanting to wear them!! except for this contest, of course!

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    • We all bought plain sweatshirts and then attached the junk to them ourselves. My husband’s sweater vest he bought at Wal-Mart, it already had the little gingerbread houses attached, but he added everything else to it. They cost about $15 to make (including the sweatshirts)

      I was hoping we’d find some sweaters already made, but believe it or not there weren’t any holiday sweaters at our thrift store! I was disappointed :(

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  3. Having seen my sweater in a picture, I have to say that my sweater does look fairly normal! I’ll try to make an uglier one next year, and most likely fail… i don’t do ugly well… at all. :P

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  4. PS. My dad’s sweater is supposed to be a clock. He said it was “Christmas time”… embarrassing I know. :P

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  5. These are delightful! After our visit and talk about the Ugly Christmas sweater competition, I was delighted to see that you posted the link to the pictures! I whole-heartedly enjoy the use of the creepy mustache to win votes! ^_^

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  6. Yes those were some ugly sweaters!!! Loved them!
    Visiting from the blog hop.
    Great ideas here.
    Happy New Year.
    Nancy
    http://discoverdirectselling.blogspot.com/

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  7. How fun! I *LOVE* this post and this tradition. Hubby and I mock ugly Christmas sweaters all of the time, so this is holiday perfection!

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  8. These are some ugly sweaters, but this tradition looks like so much fun. The sweaters provide an opportunity to stop and laugh during one of the busiest times of the year.

    I’m stopping by to wish you and your family a Happy New Year! Blessings!

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  9. I’m a new follower. I’d love it if you’d stop by and follow me back when you get a chance.

    Thanks.
    ~Steph
    http://fortheluvofsanity.blogspot.com

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