Ugly Christmas Jumpers: What To Wear Wednesday #14

Every Christmas a little part of me wishes for a cooler climate, a few inches of snow under foot, snuggling in front of an open fire with a good mug of hot chocolate, and a White Christmas. Being in Australia pretty much nullifies all my chances of this happening but it doesn’t stop me wanting to wear an ugly Christmas jumper. You know the kind of jumper I’m talking about: knitted, patterns of snowflakes, reindeer, bells, all that wintry Christmas stuff. Stuff that we don’t experience here in Australia at Christmas.

Here’s a quick round-up of ugly Christmas jumpers – or sweaters – that took my fancy on Polyvore. A mix of his and hers, and something for your special geek.

These ugly Christmas jumpers are all I have ever wanted. I look at eBay from time to time to see if anyone in Australia is selling one. I’d wear it in July to celebrate Christmas in July. Strangely enough, there are two Christmas jumpers for sale on eBay here in Melbourne. What are the odds!? I just searched for Christmas jumper, narrowed my search to used and Australia only.

Which of these is your favourite ugly Christmas jumper? I think mine is probably the cardi, followed closely by the one with the shoulder trim and the Doctor Who jumper.

  • The Doctor Who one is amazing!

    I know what you mean about wishing for a traditional Christmas down here (not that I mind our more Summery Christmas traditions, of course). It’s weird that we still hang on to the Northern hemisphere customs of snow and Wintry feelings to our decorations, even when the air con’s blowing and our plastic ornaments are wilting outside! The reality is probably a lot less fun than the romanticised version, but maybe that’s the joy of it: we can dream about a white Christmas without having to deal with the more mundane side of it.

    • I’m with you, wishing for a cold Christmas but enjoy our summery Christmas all the same. It’s funny what we’re conditioned to believe is ‘tradition’ – a white Christmas – when in actual fact, the southern hemisphere’s traditional Christmas is a summery one! Thanks, Hallmark/TV/marketing.