Over the past few years, holiday parties celebrating all that is hideous, sequined, and Christmas-themed have cropped up all over the country. And the dress code is sweaters – the uglier the better. But if you want to stand out in a sea of tacky knitwear and take home the ugliest sweater prize, (oh yes, there's a prize,) you'll have to dig a lot deeper than a plain old Santa sweatshirt - or the reindeer knits worn by Colin Firth in Bridget Jones. This type of shopping calls for Ebay. Our favorite knitted uglies include a navy acrylic number featuring hugging reindeers wrapped in an attached faux scarf, and a tomato red, zip-up turtleneck cardigan depicting a family of caroling penguins. You can always tone down your crazy Christmas shirt with tight black leggings and high-heeled boots, especially if dressing up for parties comes second in your book to flirting. But of course, if you're too cool to really participate in the Ugliest Christmas Sweater Party, you can always show up in Chanel's adorable Penguin take.
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A Look Back at Mariah Carey's Sexy Christmas Ensembles
Ever since she released "All I Want For Christmas (is You)" in 1994, which I still believe to be the best Christmas song of all time, Mariah Carey has donned her fair share of sexy Christmas outfits, or ensembles, as she would say. Today, the video came out for a new "Superfestive!" version of the iconic holiday song, which also features a plaid-clad Justin Bieber. Although we typically believe in not fixing things that aren't broken, any opportunity to hear that catchy chorus is a welcome one and this could have turned out a lot worse than it did. As NY mag points out, the song is bad-proof. In the video, which was shot entirely at Macy's Herald Square (product placement!), Mariah wears one of her most revealing santa ensembles yet and maybe the cutest? See below for the video and click through to see her many sexy Christmas outfits from album covers, videos and performances over the years and you be the judge.