12 Alternative Holiday Sweaters For the Season of Joy

We admit it: the holiday sweater is one of our favorite seasonal traditions. Only in the month of December are these gaudy, patterned, bright colored monstrosities allowed — nay, expected — at all casual parties and hometown get-togethers. And that is kind of great. But this holiday season, why not break out from those snowflakes and prancing reindeer, and cuddle up in something a little more alternative? You could go the ’80s video game route, cement your reputation as a pop culture nerd, or just wear your message on your sleeve. Click through to check out our roundup of alternative holiday sweaters to shock (or thrill) your family this year, and be sure to link us to any that we missed in the comments!

Celebrate the anti-Santa in a “horribly distasteful Christmas sweater” that comes in “one size that fits no one well.” Buy yours here.