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Ugly Holiday Sweaters = Cute Festive Dogs

Inspired by everything from It’s a Wonderful Life to The Big Lebowski, these are the best of the worst holiday sweaters.

by Sean Zucker
December 13, 2021
Cute white dog in warm sweater on floor
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Ugly holiday sweaters — a winter tradition as classic as eggnog, blizzards, and seasonal depression. And thanks to Instagram, more and more dogs are indulging in the trend. (An argument could be made for social media as less the culprit of this increase in creepy garments and more a wider canvas for displaying them, but the fact remains that there are more dogs in ugly sweaters than ever before — and we’re not mad at that.) But we aren’t just any measly pet parents on the Internet; we’re overachievers. So, if our pups are going to be rocking goofy holiday gear, it’s going to be the ugliest, most ironically stylish, and utterly ridiculous looking gear available. Below, the best of the worst holiday sweaters guaranteed to simultaneously raise eyebrows and melt hearts.

Btw, our editors (and their pets) picked out these products. They’re always in stock at the time we publish, but there’s a chance they’ll sell out. If you do buy through our links, we may earn a commission. (We’ve got a lot of toys to buy over here, you know?)

Sean Zucker

Sean Zucker

Sean Zucker is a contributor at The Wildest, whose work has also been featured in Points In Case, The Daily Drunk, Posty, and WellWell. He recently adopted a Pit Bull named Banshee whose work has been featured on the kitchen floor and behavioral issues rival his own.