11 Ugly Christmas Sweaters That’ll Steal the Show at Any Holiday Party This Year

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Star Wars / Blizzard Bay

Ugly Christmas sweaters have proven themselves to be much more than a passing fad, and the digital marketplace is teeming with every variation imaginable. And it's not limited to just holiday-themed designs, either. Now, you're just as likely to find a gaudy Santa sweater as you are a Darth Vader or Harry Potter one.

With office parties and family gatherings littering the calendar this December, be sure to wear your holiday spirit quite literally on your sleeve with one of these flashy, festive, not-so-ugly Christmas sweaters.

1. Star Wars Ugly Christmas Sweater; $29

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Since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is premiering just days before Christmas this year, it’s only fitting that you would don your best intergalactic duds to celebrate. This one features AT-AT walkers, lightsabers, TIE fighters, Stormtroopers, and Darth Vader himself, set against a snowy backdrop worthy of Hoth.

Buy It: Amazon

2. Krampus Ugly Christmas Sweater; $50-$55

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Is jolly old St. Nick a little too jolly for you? Then embrace your inner villain this year in a Krampus sweater. But did you know that despite being a monster, Krampus still hangs out with Santa Claus? Be sure to learn a few more facts about the classic Central European Christmas demon before you head to your holiday party.

Buy It: Amazon

3. Harry Potter and Ron Weasley Initialed Christmas Sweaters; $40

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Any Potterhead will instantly recognize the initialed sweaters that Mrs. Weasley hand-knits for her loved ones each year. Now you can unwrap your gifts this Christmas morning while clad in a cozy fleece version of Harry’s, while your partner dons Ron’s maroon one.

Buy It: Amazon

4. Llama Ugly Christmas Sweater; $30

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If this hotel’s holiday llama visits are any indication, they're better at spreading Christmas cheer than you might’ve thought. This pull-over sweater's festive llama features a pocket that’s perfect for holding a small present or a can of spiked cider.

Buy It: Target

5. The Office Ugly Christmas Sweater; $58

Tipsy Elves

Have an Office superfan on your gift list this year? Tipsy Elves has a whole line of new ugly Christmas sweaters dedicated to the quirky denizens of Dunder Mifflin, but this one of Michael lands right at the top of the list. Here are 12 other gift ideas any Office fan will definitely love.

Buy It: Tipsy Elves

6. Light-Up Cactus Ugly Christmas Sweater; $35

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This adorable cactus sweater is a great way to show people that giant, evergreen conifers aren’t the only plants that look good in lights—and these bulbs actually work, too, so you can be extra festive.

Buy It: Amazon

7. Abbey Road Ugly Christmas Sweater; $40


John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr somehow still look like the portrait of rock ‘n’ roll, even when dressed as pointy-toed, pointy-eared elves. Fuse your passion for both Christmas and the Beatles with this hilarious reimagining of the Abbey Road album cover.

Buy It: Walmart

8. Unicorn Ugly Christmas Sweater; $30-39

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Looking for a way to stand out in a sea of red and green at your office Christmas party? The rainbow-maned unicorn on this mostly pink and teal cotton sweater can definitely help you out. So go out there and be as bold and majestic as you want to be this year.

Buy It: Amazon

9. Menorasaurus Ugly Hanukkah Sweater; $33


Forget Ross’s holiday armadillo from Friends—this bright blue, candle-bearing Stegosaurus look-alike is a quirky reminder that menorahs are every bit as festive as Christmas trees. You can also buy this sweater in two different shades of blue or gray.

Buy It: Amazon

10. Gaudy Garland Ugly Christmas Sweater; $65

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Speaking of Christmas trees, steal the show from the prop one at the party venue by dressing as a walking, talking, tinsel-y evergreen in this oh-so-jolly holiday sweater. And when the party is over, you can even put this festive pull-over in the washing machine.

Buy It: Amazon

11. Cat Ugly Christmas Sweater; $30-$39

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The cat on this sweater might be thrilled about wearing a button-up cardigan and plaid bow tie this holiday season, but we can’t promise your actual cat will feel the same way.

Buy It: Amazon

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Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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5 Great Beauty Advent Calendars You Can Buy in 2020


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The countdown to Christmas can last for the entire month of December with the right Advent calendar by your side. And this tradition has evolved way beyond the standard chocolate pieces and paper Christmas tree ornaments of decades past—today, Advent calendars feature huge franchises like Harry Potter, Star Wars, and plenty more.

One of the most popular themes in recent years has been Advent calendars filled with beauty supplies. Below, we've rounded up the year's best beauty Advent calendars for fanatics who can't get enough of bronzers, moisturizers, fragrances, and more.

1. L'Occitane Signature Holiday Advent Calendar Set; $74


Discover le marché de Noël en Provence with L'Occitane's classic Advent calendar this holiday season. This set features 24 of the company's most notable beauty products, including moisturizers, hand creams, and soaps. The box is also decorated with beautiful illustrations that will keep your loved one inspired all season long.

Buy it: Amazon

2. OPI Holiday 2020 Shine Bright Collection, Nail Lacquer Nail Polish; $50


OPI is one of the leading nail polish companies out there, and whomever you're buying this for can try out 25 new mini OPI nail polishes with this vibrant Advent calendar. There are so many colors to discover that they'll practically be able to open a salon by the time Christmas Day arrives.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Benefit Shake Your Beauty Travel Size Set; $55


Benefit is offering this 12 days of Christmas beauty Advent calendar to help anyone get a jump start on their travel essentials. From the company's iconic brow gel to their Hoola bronzer, your loved one will get to unpack the ultimate makeup collection for their next adventure over the course of 12 days.

Buy it: Nordstrom

4. 25 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar; $99


This calendar will surprise the beauty lover on your list each day with products from some of Macy's favorite brands. The goods in this calendar are valued at $434 and feature products from top companies like SK-II, Caudalie, Elizabeth Arden, Tarte, and more.

Buy it: Macy's

5. Sephora Wild Wishes Advent Calendar; $45


Any beauty guru knows that trying different products is one of the best things about Sephora. The beauty retailer is embracing this during the holiday season with its Wild Wishes Advent Calendar featuring 24 surprises valued at $70, so the beauty lover in your life will uncover the best of the best.

Buy it: Sephora

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