A few weeks ago we asked readers to send us pictures of themselves, or loved ones, donning ugly Christmas sweaters. And, holy mistletoe, did we get some beauts.
Take (please) the photo of dudes in sweaters so small their bellies are exposed. Or a snapshot of a guy with an outrageous get-up complete with knitted tights. And then there’s the Morgan kinfolk — clearly a bunch of sneaky little elves.
“Two years ago, a group of my nieces and nephews were preparing for the family Christmas Eve party when they decided it would be fun to steal a bunch of Christmas sweaters from their grandma to wear to the party,” wrote Anne Morgan Dennee of Akron.
The kids made the short drive to Grandma’s house, but were rebuffed by an uncle who didn’t think Grandma (also named Anne Morgan) would be particularly amused by their antics. The youngsters weren’t discouraged, and decided to take another approach to complete the heist.
“They hid in the bushes and then contacted my niece, Courtney, who had remained at the house. They had Courtney sneak up into the spare closet, grab as many Christmas sweaters as she could find, and throw them out the window,” Dennee said.
To Grandma’s delight, more than half of the guests were wearing one of her sweaters when she arrived at the party.
“They looked particularly ridiculous on the teenage boys,” teased Dennee. “It is now a Christmas Eve tradition.”
Today, we are sharing some of our favorite ugly Christmas sweaters submitted by readers.
Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
Kim Hone-McMahan can be reached at 330-996-3742 or firstname.lastname@example.org.