Tw Twas the night before the finals: The story of the ugly Christmas sweater party …
The ugly Christmas sweater parties originated as the Post-it note: by accident. No, a 3M scientist did not do nonsense in a laboratory, but the birth of the legendary tradition of the Ugly Xmas Party was a big accident. It started with primary school teachers. They started wearing the sweaters as if it was their job. This had a run-off effect … slowly but surely infecting football moms, football grandmoms, art and music teachers, retirees, volunteers, PTA enthusiasts, thrift shops and Kohl's department store shelves. The ugly Christmas sweater fever (as we call it clinically) had reached epidemic proportions.
No one died, thankfully, but this huge mass of people was really really ridiculously confused. For some reason, they thought that they looked good. Very good. Super stylish. Cute as a button. Hollidazzlin. But no, they were sadly mistaken.
They looked ugly. For a long time, wearers of non-ugly Christmas sweaters stayed in the closet. Nobody wanted to take the first step to alert these sad souls of their super sad situation.
A flip changed around 2007. Many attribute it to Whites *. Whites and their eternal thirst for theme nights. A college student sported one of these sweaters at a regular Christmas party. Everyone liked "Ugly Sweater Guy". The next thing you know, people call their elementary education teachers, their football moms and their local bargains looking for a sweater to wear at the next party. They know that they have seen them … now they have to find them.