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Etsomnia™ Volume 71: Ugly (Christmas) Sweaters

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And that’s why you don’t feed mothballs to reindeer. By MadeThruLove

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.)

Happy Christmas Eve! I wanted to do something seasonal, and when Beloved suggested ugly Christmas sweaters, I knew it was just the thing.

Years ago, your aunt or mother-in-law would give (or, heaven forbid, make) you a Christmas sweater which you were obligated to wear. However, while they used to be an embarrassment, these days, ugly Christmas sweaters are a thing. Though it seems to me that sticking random things on a sweater shouldn’t really count, some of them are still entertaining.

Like all Etsy searches, this one pulled up some real prize winners. The ugly Christmas sweater motif can also be found on everything from hats to shoes to purses to ice cream cozies to whatever these people are selling. The search for “Christmas sweater” also pulled up one item too awful and confusing to keep to myself. (Santa is clearly bringing me coal for that one.)

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™posts. Have a wonderful Christmas! Or a wonderful Friday! Whatever!

This is listed as a "Not So Ugly" Christmas Sweater. Wrong. By TrueRebelClothing

This is listed as a “Not So Ugly” Christmas Sweater. That is a misstatement

These are very cute. Unless they're actually knitted. In which case, they suck. By KnittyKittyClothing

These are very cute. Unless they’re knitted. In which case, you’ll spend all day scratching your ass. By KnittyKittyClothing

I love that the cat looks like it's trying to vomit on the counter. CatsFashionArt is lucky if that's all he does

I love that the cat looks like it’s trying to vomit on the counter. You’d be lucky if that’s all he does

I'm going to keep my thoughts on this one to myself. Feel free to do the same. By ThatsUgly

I’m going to keep my thoughts on this sweater (and all the others like it) to myself. Feel free to do the same. By the aptly-named ThatsUgly

Worried about being sexually harassed at your work holiday party? This ought to put a stop to that! By JaceOriginals

Concerned you’ll be sexually harassed at your work holiday party? No worries! JaceOriginals has you covered. Literally!

what to say? By KarensArtisticWays

They may not be sweaters, but they’re certainly ugly AND Christmassy! By KarensArtisticWays

Why, yes. That is an ugly Christmas sweater on my bearded dragon. Why do you ask? By EmilysBeardedShop

Why, yes. That is a bearded dragon in an ugly Christmas sweater. Why do you ask? By EmilysBeardedShop

By the surprisingly self-aware folks at UglyXmas, who also sell this

By the surprisingly self-aware folks at UglyXmas, who also sell this. You’re welcome.

Then this happened. By StealofaDeal

It’s Little House on the Scary! By StealofaDeal

This is a sweater for one of those creepy shelf Elf things. My niece would love it. By NiniSaysSew

This is a sweater for one of those creepy shelf Elf things. Niece  Maggie would love it. By NiniSaysSew

Described as a cute gift for your boyfriend. I'm no expert, but I'll bet if you polled men, they'd hate it. By 3LittlePurls

Described as a cute gift for your boyfriend. The men I know would chuck this in the bin immediately.  

Sure, the sweater’s bad and the joke’s worse, but it’s the finger that really convinced me to include it. By TaborsTreasures

This will either help or hurt your career, but I promise the day after the holiday party, SOMETHING will happen. "NOT PLASTIC, NOT intened for breastfeeding" sweater by YourSassyGrandma

This will either help or hurt your career, but I promise the day after the holiday party, SOMETHING will happen. “Not intened for breastfeeding” sweater by YourSassyGrandma. Well, not YOUR grandma, obviously.

 

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

15 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ Volume 71: Ugly (Christmas) Sweaters

  1. I laughed all the way through this post and annoyed my husband by interrupting him to look at each image. Those are all spectacularly weird, awful or wrong.

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  2. GODDAMMIT! I think I am going to have to crochet myself an ice cream cozie!

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  3. Poor poor animals and the rest are really ugly Donna. Merry Christmas for you and yours 😀

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  4. Erm. I’m not sure whether to laugh or call the Humane Society.

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  5. This is too hilarious. I wish my lizard was still with us. She would have loved a sweater.

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  6. 🙂 Her name was Larrie. She starred on several items in my old CafePress store. I miss her. And she definitely would have rocked an ugly Christmas sweater.

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