1) Gant Rugger, $132; 2) Merona, $35; 3) Lazyjack Press, $125; 4) Bonobos, $148; 5) The Knottery, $25
The "Ugly Sweater Campaign" invites supporters to sport their sweaters to raise money and awareness for Stand Up To Cancer.
The "Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide to Getting Your Ugly On" is packed with more than 100 hilarious, full-color photos of outrageous seasonal sweaters.
$11, at Amazon
Make Your Own: This site lets you virtually knit your own sweater and share it online.
Holiday sweaters tend to fall into two camps: Old school intarsia styles, with vibrant colors and Nordic reindeers, and the bedazzled, felt-patched versions favored by school teachers (woven from nearly indestructible polyacrylonitrile fibers). They're something of a sartorial paradox—we love to hate them, and yet they remain oddly popular ever since emerging into American culture sometime in the 1950s. But as you can see, they're not all bad. Eggnog, anyone?