The dreaded knitted gift from Grandma is now the fun addition to the holiday season!

Printed (not knitted) “ugly Christmas” designs are not a new concept, yet they are growing in variety and popularity with each passing year – in fact, Design By Humans have collaborated with indie designer Retro Review to release a retro collection of sublimation printed “All-Over” Christmas Gaming Sweaters for 2016! Cool right!

With all kinds of designs on offer, we’ve focused in on some of the best “ugly Christmas” Sweaters (+ Tees) inspired by popular games, comics, movies & TV! Enjoy!

Many of the designs featured below are available on sweatshirts & tees – just check the captions below each showcased design for availability. Bookmark what you love and send a link to Grandma – hopefully she gets the hint 😉

UPDATED FOR 2018 HOLIDAY SHOPPING!
All links are valid as of 25 Nov.


1. In High Spirits – by matthewparsons

In High Spirits Crewneck Sweatshirt
(via TeePublic – $38.00 Adult Sweatshirts. Also available on t-shirts and other apparel including Kids Tees.)

2. 0241 Negan Sweater – by CoDDesigns

(via TeePublic - $20.00)
(via TeePublic – $20.00 Adult T-Shirts. Also available on sweatshirts.)

3. Face Hugs For Everyone – by maped

Face Hugs For Everyone Geeky Ugly Christmas Sweater
(via TeePublic – $38.00 Adult Sweatshirts. Also available on t-shirts, including Kid’s T-Shirts.)

4. Holiday Who Ugly Sweater – by B4DW0LF

Holiday Who Ugly Doctor Sweater T-Shirt
(via TeePublic – $20.00 Adult T-Shirts. Also available on other styles including sweatshirts.)

5. Who’s Sweater Is This – by DCVisualArts

(via TeePublic - $20.00. Also available on Sweatshirts)
(via TeePublic – $20.00. Also available on Sweatshirts)

6. Finish Him, Finish Him, Finish Him! – by RetroReview

Finish Him, Finish Him, Finish Him! - Geeky Ugly Christmas Sweaters
(via DesignByHumans – $54.00 All Over Crew Neck. Sizes XS – 3XL.)

7. Cthulhu Cthulhu – by RetroReview

(via Design By Humans - $24.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)
(via Design By Humans – $25.00 Adult T-Shirts. Also available on sweatshirts.)

8. Merry Christmas A-Holes – by perdita00

Merry Christmas A-Holes T-Shirt - Geeky Ugly Christmas Sweaters
(via TeePublic – $20.00 Adult T-Shirts. Also available on other styles including sweatshirts.)

9. Black Panther: Wakandan Wishes – by merchoid

Black Panther: Wakandan Wishes Knitted Christmas Sweater
(via merchoid – From £36.99. Sizes XS – XXXL.)

10. Harley Quinn – by merchoid

Harley Quinn: Unisex Christmas Sweater/Jumper
(via merchoid – From £31.99. Running out of stock!)

11. Wool Is Cool – by IdeasConPatatas

(via TeePublic - $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)
(via TeePublic – $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)

12. A Christmas Bug Hunt – by Stationjack

A Christmas Bug Hunt - Geeky Ugly Christmas Sweater designs
(via TeePublic – From $20.00 Adult T-Shirts.)

13. Spider-Man: ‘Tis The Season To Be Spidey – by merchoid

Spider-Man: ‘Tis The Season To Be Spidey Knitted Christmas Jumper
(via merchoid – From £36.99. Sizes XS – XXXL.)

14. The Sweater That Lived – by Mandrie

The Sweater That Lived - Geeky Ugly Christmas Sweaters & Tees
(via neatoshop – From $21.95 Adult T-Shirts. Also available on sweatshirts.)

15. Da-Lek The Halls – by mannypdesign

(via TeePublic - $20.00; Also available on sweatshirts.)
(via TeePublic – $20.00; Also available on sweatshirts.)

16. Stranger Things – by CoDDesigns

(via TeePublic - $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)
(via TeePublic – $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)

17. The X-Files Christmas – Santa is Out There – by AllThingsNerdy

The X-Files Christmas - Santa is Out There Crewneck Sweatshirt
(via TeePublic – $38.00. Also available on t-shirts.)

18. POK005 – Litten – by skinnyrepublic

(via TeePublic - $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)
(via TeePublic – $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)

19. Christmas Awakens – by Stationjack

(via TeePublic - $20.00; Also available on sweatshirts.)
(via Neatoshop – $21.95; Also available on longsleeve tees and hoodies.)

20. STRANGER THINGS CHRISTMAS – by thedeuce

STRANGER THINGS CHRISTMAS Sweater Tee
(via TeePublic – $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)

21. Ugly Potter – by AnotheHero

(via TeePublic - $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)
(via TeePublic – $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)

22. Shiny Sweater – by victorsbeard

Shiny Sweater - Serenity Tee
(via RedBubble – USD$18.00 Unisex T-Shirts. Also available on sweatshirts.)

23. Christmasman – by RetroReview

Christmasman Gaming Christmas Sweater
(via DesignByHumans – $54.00 All Over Crew Neck. Sizes XS – 3XL.)

24. Doctor Who – by APSketches

(via TeePublic - $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)
(via TeePublic – $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)

25. Mandalorian Sweater – by JangoSnow

Mandalorian Sweater - Star Wars Sweater
(via TeePublic – $38.00 Adult Sweatshirts. Also available on adult and kids t-shirts.)

26. Batman – by merchoid

Batman - Geeky Ugly Christmas Sweater
(via merchoid – £36.99. Sizes XS – XXXL.)

27. The Last Christmas – by Stationjack

The Last Christmas T-Shirts
(via TeePublic – $20.00. Also available on Adult Sweatshirts, Hoodies, Long Sleeve Tees, Tanks and Kids T-Shirts.)

28. Magic Christmas – by ursulalopez

Magic Christmas Harry Potter Ugly Xmas Sweater
(via TeePublic – $38.00. Also available on t-shirts.)

29. Strange and Ugly – by bad_nobe

(via TeePublic - $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)
(via TeePublic – $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)

30. Dead by Dawn – by BWartwork

Dead by Dawn Ugly Sweater T-Shirt
(via TeePublic – $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)

31. Breaking Xmas Sweater-Style – by Tom Trager

Breaking Xmas Ugly Sweater Tee
(via Neatoshop – $21.95. Also available on longsleeve t-shirts & hoodies.)

32. Gift Long & Prosper – by MJ

Gift Long & Prosper T-Shirt
(via TeePublic – $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)

33. Pokemon: ‘All I Want For Xmas Is Chu’ – by merchoid

Pokemon: ‘All I Want For Xmas Is Chu’ - Geeky Christmas Sweaters
(via merchoid – From £44.99.)

34. Xmas Ugly sweater Santa Claws – by NemiMakeit

Xmas Ugly sweater Santa Claws T-Shirt
(via TeePublic – $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)

35. Sub-Zero Winter Sweater – by SevenHundred

Sub-Zero Winter Sweater Crewneck Sweatshirt
(via TeePublic – $38.00. Also available on t-shirts.)

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