Kicking off the season with ugly Christmas sweaters
It’s the end of November, Thanksgiving is behind us, and we’re kicking off the Christmas season here at Booklovers Bench. That means binging on Christmas movies, cookies, and eggnog. Another highlight is the Ugly Christmas Sweater! It’s time to embrace this holiday fashion staple and get into the festive spirit, whether you’re a fan or not. Join us for some cheer as we gear up for the holidays here at Booklovers Bench.
The Sweater Confession
Here’s where I confess one of my deep, dark secrets. I’ve never owned a Christmas sweater, whether ugly or otherwise. In my defense, I did love my collection of Christmas ties when I was working! I might not have owned a Christmas sweater, but I still love them. I think they’re fun and festive.
It’s a mystery why I’ve never openly embraced this fashion trend—perhaps I’m simply too set in my ways to opt for something so daring. Still, I have always admired the vibrant and eye-catching designs of these festive fashion additions.
Did you know that the Christmas sweater started out as the “Jingle Bell Sweater?” It traces its origins back to the 1950s. These early versions, worn by singers like Andy Williams, were tame by today’s standards. Sadly, they never found much popularity in the market.
Then, along came the 80s and the ‘Ugly’ Christmas Sweater was born. Hollywood got into the act with television shows like The Cosby Show and movies like National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, where characters like Cliff Huxtable and Clark Griswold proudly showed them off. The resurgence didn’t last long, only a decade or so, but it laid the groundwork for what was to come in the new millennium.
The Christmas sweater as we know it today has evolved into a kitschy, over-the-top fashion staple that is celebrated for its garishness and festive spirit. I love to see people all decked out in all their gaudiness. I might not have a sweater to contribute, but I do have something fun for you.
To celebrate the season, I’ll be giving away one Kindle copy of THE KILLER CHRISTMAS SWEATER CLUB, the third Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery.
While you’re here, let me know whether you like Ugly Christmas Sweaters, if you own one, and would dare to wear it if you did. I’m looking forward to your answers! Free book giveaway on Amazon ends on December 3!
Our December giveaway runs Dec. 1-22, Check the site once it’s December and enter the contest! This link will be live on Dec. 1: CLICK FOR CONTEST
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