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Christmas jumpers: 15 of the finest festive sweaters

Nov 17, 2014

by Natalie Wall handmade and vintage goods

With Christmas mere weeks away, the most important consideration, apart from buying presents, visiting our first ever pop-up shop, Etsy House, and whether or not the turkey will fit in the oven, is surely getting your Christmas jumper sorted for 2014?!

Whether you’re looking for  a nan-style knit, fugly vintage find from the 80s, a normcore 90s style or a sweater with bells on – literally – Etsy has got Christmas jumpers covered.

Here are 15 festive of our favourite festive sweaters from an Etsy UK seller near you. Enjoy!

***Warning: Some of these jumpers are SO BAD, they’re GOOD***

Christmas jumpers 2014

Thanks to that John Lewis Christmas TV ad, penguins are, like, totally having a moment right now.

The faux frosting around the collar adds a nice touch, no?

The most stylish Christmas jumper we ever did see. Lovely.

Snow joke, this festive sweat is pretty funny.

There’s a snowflake on the zipper. ‘Nuff said.

Like some kind of Internet meme, this vintage beaut features kittens ‘n’ baubles. Purrrfect!

This is about as sensible as Christmas jumpers get, right?

Garish garlands made from 100% acrylic? The 80s gave us the gift of the fugliest seasonal sweaters.

This grey marl sweater from the 90s is actually oh-so now.

Seasonal sentiments, one and all! Who needs mistletoe with this naughty knit?

The Simpsons do Christmas. In a sleigh. With Homer as Santa. Sure.

Forget Fair Isle, it’s all about being more sparkly than the Christmas tree.

Because winter whites are ALWAYS right.

Bundle up in this Christmas bear jumper from the decade that taste forgot.

Just us, or does the snowman’s 3D carrot nose look a little phallic? *tumbleweed*

And finally:

This knitted dog jumper is for LIFE, not just Christmas…

Will you be wearing a Christmas jumper this festive season? If you want to show-off your sweater, share your picture with @EtsyUK on Instagram and maybe we’ll round-up the worst best in a blog post!

Don’t forget: It’s Save The Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day on 12th December 2014, so why not snap up a sweater, wear yours on the day and donate to an excellent cause? Visit to find out more.


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