That hideous composition of fibers is the clothing equivalent of a fruitcake. Coveted by all as you pull the monstrosity of yuletide and yarn from the thrift store rack; it's your ugly-a** holiday sweater. You own it, now get out there and own it.

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Ugly holiday sweaters are a beautiful thing. Figuratively speaking. It's December, the lights are lit and the carols are pumping, so that tacky Christmas cardigan with the tree that actually lights up and plays 'Jingle Bells' is fair game, my friend.

Let it see the light of day at one, or heck, all of the following events in our area, because you know come January, you've got to put that sucker back where it belongs: in the Good Will bag.