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.
Kim in Baltimore
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