On Friday, December 20, people all over the nation will trade their casual garments for something more shamelessly tacky on National Ugly Sweater Day. If you can believe it, there is a day celebrating the awkward and hideous sweaters that you’ve stashed in the back of your closet. These days, stores offer intentionally ugly clothes for people to wear during the holidays.
What are the benefits of wearing an ugly sweater? Being able to take yourself and your friends less seriously can be relaxing, and everyone being “in on the joke” takes the sting out of being singled out for wearing goofy clothes. Some people who host Ugly Sweater Day parties do so for charity or to raise awareness for a special cause.