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 ūüėČ

UPDATED FOR 2017 HOLIDAY SHOPPING! All links are valid as of 20 Nov.


1. In High Spirits – by matthewparsons

In High Spirits Ghostbusters Christmas Tee
(via TeePublic – $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)

2. 0241 Negan Sweater Рby CoDDesigns

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

3. Face Hugs For Everyone – by maped

Face Hugs For Everyone Geeky Ugly Christmas Sweater
(via TeePublic ‚Äď $35.00. Also available on t-shirts.)

4. Holiday Who Ugly Sweater – by B4DW0LF

Holiday Who Ugly Sweater T-Shirts
(via TeePublic – $20.00. Also available on 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. Super Christmas Bros – by RetroReview

Super Christmas Bros All Over Ugly Sweater
(via DesignByHumans – $54.00)

7. Cthulhu Cthulhu Рby RetroReview

(via Design By Humans - $24.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)
(via Design By Humans – $24.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)

8. Merry Christmas A-Holes – by perdita00

Merry Christmas A-Holes T-Shirts
(via TeePublic – $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)

9. Darth Vader Рby merchoid

(via Merchoid - $39.99)
(via Merchoid – $39.99)

10. Harley Quinn – by merchoid

Harley Quinn: Unisex Christmas Sweater/Jumper
(via merchoid – $46.99)

11. Wool Is Cool Рby 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 Aliens T-Shirt
(via TeePublic – $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)

13. R2-D2 Рby merchoid

(via Merchoid - $39.99)
(via Merchoid – $39.99)

14. The Sweater That Lived – by Mandrie

The Sweater That Lived
(via Society6 – $34.00. Also available on standard t-shirts & hoodies.)

15. Da-Lek The Halls Рby mannypdesign

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

16. Stranger Things Рby 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 ‚Äď $38.00. Also available on t-shirts.)

18. POK005 РLitten Рby skinnyrepublic

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

19. Christmas Awakens Рby 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 ‚Äď $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)

21. Ugly Potter Рby 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 – $22.74. Also available on sweatshirts.)

23. Christmasman – by RetroReview

Christmasman Gaming Christmas Sweater
(via DesignByHumans ‚Äď $54.00)

24. Doctor Who Рby APSketches

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

25. Mandalorian Sweater Рby Jango Snow

Mandalorian Sweater
(via Neatoshop ‚Äď $21.95. Also available on longsleeve tees & hoodies.)

26. Batman – by merchoid

Batman: Unisex Christmas Jumper/Sweater
(via merchoid ‚Äď $46.99)

27. The Sweater Awakens Рby DCVisualArts

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

28. Magic Christmas – by ursulalopez

Magic Christmas Harry Potter Ugly Xmas Sweater
(via TeePublic ‚Äď $35.00. Also available on t-shirts.)

29. Strange and Ugly Рby 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 ‚Äď $20.00. Also available on sweatshirts.)

31. Breaking Xmas Sweater-Style – by Tom Trager

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

32. Gift Long & Prosper – by MJ

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

33. Pokemon: Pikachu – by merchoid

Pokemon: Pikachu Unisex Christmas Sweater/Jumper
(via merchoid – $44.99)

34. Xmas Ugly sweater Santa Claws – by NemiMakeit

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

35. Sub-Zero Winter Sweater – by SevenHundred

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

Manz

Cat lovin’ graphic designer for GritFX T-Shirts.