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12 Days of Ugly 80s Christmas Sweaters

Labyrinth 80s Knitted Ugly Christmas Sweater

For this post, I bring you my 12 days of ugly Christmas sweaters with an 80s theme. That's one for each day, if you can afford it!

Now, Just about everyone of a certain age remembers receiving at least one ugly sweater for Christmas back in the day. I received a nausea-inducing, hand knitted jumper every Christmas from my gran back in the 70s and 80s, and I was forced to wear it every time I visited her, just to show that I was very grateful for it. Well, I couldn't wait for the warmer weather to arrive so I could finally dump it in the nearest bin!

Back in the 80s, we had a generation of fashion concious teens disposing of their ugly hand-knitted and machine knitted pullovers into landfill. It's somewhat ironic, then, that these days we can't get enough of ugly Christmas sweaters, which are based on the Fair Isle and Nordic knit patterns that were so unpopular with trendy kids when I was a youngster.  

Anyway, I have to say that I have grown to like them in my older years, which is a sure sign that I have finally turned into my grandparents.

So without further ado, let's take a look at those 12 ugly 80s Christmas jumpers. I hope you like them as much as I do!

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