Thursday, December 14, 2017

National Ugly Sweater Day


Tomorrow, December 15, is National Ugly Sweater Day .... who makes up these holidays?  Perhaps the producers of Bridget Jones' Diary.  Early in the film, Bridget returns home for her mother's annual curry buffet only to meet a childhood friend, Mark Darcy, in an ugly sweater he received from his own mother.  Then again, Bridget's own mother asked her to wear the ghastly "wallpaper" outfit. 


In fact, the Brits celebrate Christmas Jumper Day on December 15, too - jumper is their word for a pullover sweater.  Alas, we all have ugly sweaters hidden in the back of our closets.  So now is the time to pull them out.  From the website Time and Date (link), 

How to Celebrate?

Take that ugly sweater out and wear it in public, chances are, you won’t be the only one wearing the Rudolph sweater grandma made for you ten years ago.

Don’t have an ugly sweater? Make one of your own. Bedazzle an old or thrifted sweater, add embroidered holiday motifs and some sequins, and voila, you are ready for Ugly Sweater Day.

Host an ugly sweater party. Have your guests contribute to charity and hold an ugly sweater competition. The person flaunting the ugliest sweater goes home with the top prize.

Let's get in a festive mood - tell me about your holiday traditions, including those that are religious, secular, or wacky.  One randomly selected commenter wins a swag pack.  Comments are open through Sunday, December 31, 2017, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Monday, January 1, 2018.

Mahalo,

Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City







10 comments:

  1. Every year we have a tree trimming party while watching Christmas Vacation.

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  2. We open presents at midnight.

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  3. It's summer for our Christmas so no ugly sweaters here, but what fun.

    So many traditions, but decorating the Christmas tree is a huge favourite of mine.

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  4. varies each year. One is watch a Christmas story

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  5. The house and tree decorating while listening to Christmas music.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  6. I still do all fish for Christmas Eve....no meat at all that day.

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  7. WHEN MY MOM AND AUNT WERE ALIVE, WE ALWAYS WENT TO MY AUNT'S FOR AN ITALIAN FEAST OF MBS, LASAGANA, ANTIPASTA ETC. WE ALWAYS HAD SOME APPETIZERS ON HER REVOLVING COG COFFEE TABLE. MY NEPHEW TOOK THAT TABLE AND MIRACULOUS MY NEED FOUND THE SAME TABLE AND HAS IT IN HER APARTMENT. NOW WE GO FOR A DIFF KIND OF FEAST AT MY DAUGHTER'S MO IN LAW'S MOSTLY WITH FISH DISHES - VG. FOR CHRISTMAS DAY, IT IS USUALLY JUST MY DAUGHTER, SIL AND GRANDDAUGHTER USUALLY SOME KIND OF ITALIAN MEAL OR TURKEY.

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  8. We like to exchange small stocking gifts after dinner. They are more fun than the regular gifts.

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  9. I'm from Baltimore, so gotta represent along side yourself! Of course the wife and I put up our tree and decorations in the house. As far as work goes, a few years now, we've been holding ugly sweater day, so it's nice to be funky and dress down from the normal business attire! bigjimboextreme@yahoo.com

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  10. we go to the candlelight service at church on Christmas Eve

    denise

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