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24th Apr '16 12:48:37 PM dotchan
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-->--'''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''', [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=830308 March 8, 1983]]

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-->--'''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''', [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=830308 [[https://garfield.com/comic/1983/03/08 March 8, 1983]]



* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': Garfield often gets these as Christmas presents from Jon's mother, and is forced to wear them by Jon. An early strip ([[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=426 1981-12-27]]) shows the cat tying a loose end to a post and running to [[AllClothUnravels unravel his way out]], only for Jon's mother to knit it back together almost as fast. On one occasion, he got one that didn't even have a hole for his ''head''. And when she finally [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=121227 gets it right]], Jon and Garfield [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness are a little freaked-out]].

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': Garfield often gets these as Christmas presents from Jon's mother, and is forced to wear them by Jon. An early strip ([[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=426 ([[https://garfield.com/comic/1981/12/27 1981-12-27]]) shows the cat tying a loose end to a post and running to [[AllClothUnravels unravel his way out]], only for Jon's mother to knit it back together almost as fast. On one occasion, he got one that didn't even have a hole for his ''head''. And when she finally [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=121227 [[https://garfield.com/comic/2012/12/27 gets it right]], Jon and Garfield [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness are a little freaked-out]].
7th Mar '16 8:29:46 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''FanFic/{{Scootamom}}: Princess Celestia's first attempt at knitting is anything but a rousing success. It manages to warp space and time around itself, and ordinary ponies become sick just looking at it. Scootaloo thinks it's cool.

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* ''FanFic/{{Scootamom}}: ''FanFic/{{Scootamom}}'': Princess Celestia's first attempt at knitting is anything but a rousing success. It manages to warp space and time around itself, and ordinary ponies become sick just looking at it. Scootaloo thinks it's cool.


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* Creator/{{Lopoddity}}'s Pandoraverse: In a slight variation, Discord once knitted an incredibly ridiculous scarf shaped like himself as a [[YouMeanXmas Hearth’s Warming Eve]] present for Twilight, with “love in every stitch”, which Twilight ended up having to wear out of guilt. She tried to get him an equally garish sweater to get payback, but Discord, being Discord, thought it looked incredibly stylish.
23rd Jan '16 10:15:41 AM nombretomado
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* Regina knits one of these for Steve to celebrate their one-month anniversary on ''TheSteveHarveyShow''.

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* Regina knits one of these for Steve to celebrate their one-month anniversary on ''TheSteveHarveyShow''.''Series/TheSteveHarveyShow''.
13th Jan '16 10:27:52 PM MHarrington
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* Averted nicely with ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. Mabel makes her own sweaters, and fans agree they actually look comfortable and some fans would wear them, given the chance.

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* Averted nicely with ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. Mabel makes her own sweaters, and fans agree they actually look comfortable and some fans would wear them, given the chance. In fact, some have worn sweaters like this when cosplaying as Mabel.
24th Dec '15 8:49:13 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Curtis}}'', the protagonist's dad claims to have won the Ugly Holiday Sweater contest at work for the past three years. He's not too thrilled about it.






* In ''ComicStrip/{{Curtis}}'', the protagonist's dad claims to have won the Ugly Holiday Sweater contest at work for the past three years. He's not too thrilled about it.
20th Dec '15 4:41:22 AM LadyJaneGrey
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Contrast SweaterGirl.

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Compare MyNewGiftIsLame. Contrast SweaterGirl.
20th Dec '15 4:40:29 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Curtis}}'', the protagonist's dad claims to have won the Ugly Holiday Sweater contest at work for the past three years. He's not too thrilled about it.
7th Dec '15 10:05:58 AM Hossmeister
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* Phoenix had a pink sweater with P inside a heart, made to him by his girlfriend in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials And Tribulations''. As Mia puts it, "That P doesn't stand for Phoenix, anyway". In the Japanese version, the heart has Ryu written on it instead of P (as in '''Ryu'''uichi Naruhodou).

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* Phoenix had a pink sweater with P inside a heart, made to him by his girlfriend in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials And Tribulations''.''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations''. As Mia puts it, "That P doesn't stand for Phoenix, anyway". In the Japanese version, the heart has Ryu written on it instead of P (as in '''Ryu'''uichi Naruhodou).
20th Nov '15 1:03:25 PM StFan
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[[folder: Advertisements and Commercials]]

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--> '''Akane:''' Here. It's, uh, for you. It's kind of a Christmas present. It's not very fancy but...
-->'''Ranma:''' I-It's a shawl. No- No, I see. It's a fishing net.
-->'''Akane:''' It's a scarf, you lame-brain! I made it myself!

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--> '''Akane:''' -->'''Akane:''' Here. It's, uh, for you. It's kind of a Christmas present. It's not very fancy but...
-->'''Ranma:'''
but...\\
'''Ranma:'''
I-It's a shawl. No- No, I see. It's a fishing net.
-->'''Akane:'''
net.\\
'''Akane:'''
It's a scarf, you lame-brain! I made it myself!



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* Given by Wally West (TheFlash) to his wife one Christmas- not to be worn, but as a reminder of her speech of what really mattered in giving.
-->'''Linda''': Not that it's not lovely, but...
-->'''Wally''': But it's so not. I know. It's repugnant. Wear it, and I'll claim I don't know you. And yet interestingly enough... not the point.
** The sweater is actually store-bought, and a running joke in the story is wondering who buys the hideous things.
* One {{Scamp}} story has the Tramp trying to deal with an embarrassing dog sweater his owners made for him. He literally gets stuck in it trying to get it off, until Scamp shrinks it off using cold water. Unfortunately, it shrinks small enough that Lady makes Scamp wear it instead.
** This story appears to be adapted from the animated short ''Pluto's Sweater'', where Minnie gives Pluto a sweater and Figaro ends up getting it after it shrinks. (And by the way, ''it'' was turned into a comic too. Interestingly, the original short wasn't set at Christmastime, but the comic adaptation was.)

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* Given by Wally West (TheFlash) (Franchise/TheFlash) to his wife one Christmas- Christmas -- not to be worn, but as a reminder of her speech of what really mattered in giving.
-->'''Linda''':
giving. The sweater is actually store-bought, and a running joke in the story is wondering who buys the hideous things.
-->'''Linda:'''
Not that it's not lovely, but...
-->'''Wally''':
but...\\
'''Wally:'''
But it's so not. I know. It's repugnant. Wear it, and I'll claim I don't know you. And yet interestingly enough... not the point.
** The sweater is actually store-bought, and a running joke in the story is wondering who buys the hideous things.
* One {{Scamp}} story has the Tramp trying to deal with an embarrassing dog sweater his owners made for him. He literally gets stuck in it trying to get it off, until Scamp shrinks it off using cold water. Unfortunately, it shrinks small enough that Lady makes Scamp wear it instead.
** This story appears to be adapted from the animated short ''Pluto's Sweater'', where Minnie gives Pluto a sweater and Figaro ends up getting it after it shrinks. (And by the way, ''it'' was turned into a comic too. Interestingly, the original short wasn't set at Christmastime, but the comic adaptation was.)
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* Played with in ''ArchieComics'' stories.

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* Played with in ''ArchieComics'' ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' stories.



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[[folder: Fan Fiction]][[folder:Comic Strips]]
* One ''ComicStrip/{{Scamp}}'' story has the Tramp trying to deal with an embarrassing dog sweater his owners made for him. He literally gets stuck in it trying to get it off, until Scamp shrinks it off using cold water. Unfortunately, it shrinks small enough that Lady makes Scamp wear it instead. This story appears to be adapted from the animated short ''Pluto's Sweater'', where Minnie gives Pluto a sweater and Figaro ends up getting it after it shrinks. (And by the way, ''it'' was turned into a comic too. Interestingly, the original short wasn't set at Christmastime, but the comic adaptation was.)
* In ''ComicStrip/CulDeSac'', 4-year-old Alice knocks herself silly by running to give her mother a hug while her mother is wearing one of these.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': Garfield often gets these as Christmas presents from Jon's mother, and is forced to wear them by Jon. An early strip ([[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=426 1981-12-27]]) shows the cat tying a loose end to a post and running to [[AllClothUnravels unravel his way out]], only for Jon's mother to knit it back together almost as fast. On one occasion, he got one that didn't even have a hole for his ''head''. And when she finally [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=121227 gets it right]], Jon and Garfield [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness are a little freaked-out]].
* In the ''Grand Avenue'' [[http://assets.amuniversal.com/5e176f6043fd013151df001dd8b71c47 strip for December 19th 2013]] the three main characters all wear matching sweaters they received in a past Christmas. Michael says "Frightening!"
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--> '''Kevin:''' Not for a guy in the second grade. You can get beat up for wearing something like that. Yeah, I had a friend who got nailed because there was a rumor he wore dinosaur pajamas.

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--> '''Kevin:''' -->'''Kevin:''' Not for a guy in the second grade. You can get beat up for wearing something like that. Yeah, I had a friend who got nailed because there was a rumor he wore dinosaur pajamas.



* The classic French comedy ''Le Pere Noel Est Une Ordure'' ("Santa Claus Is A Bastard"): One of the characters is offered as a Christmas present such an ugly homemade sweater, he initially thinks it's a mop.
* A RunningGag in Disney's ''Film/TheSantaClause'' films, where Santa's son's stepdad wears nothing but these kind of sweaters.
** One elf wonders if they made one particular sweater and checks it.

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* The classic French comedy ''Le Pere Noel Est Une Ordure'' Noël est une ordure'' ("Santa Claus Is A a Bastard"): One of the characters is offered as a Christmas present such an ugly homemade sweater, he initially thinks it's a mop.
* A RunningGag in Disney's ''Film/TheSantaClause'' films, where Santa's son's stepdad wears nothing but these kind of sweaters.
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sweaters. One elf wonders if they made one particular sweater and checks it.



[[folder: Literature]]
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Mrs. Weasley tends to knit jumpers for all the children for a two-fold purpose: to show the Weasleys have very little money and because she's so motherly. No-one complains because she's so nice and jolly and they don't want to hurt her feelings. Then again, after the last book showed [[MamaBear what she is]] [[Awesome/HarryPotter capable of]], perhaps they are too scared. It's mostly Ron (who mainly complains because every year it's maroon, his least favorite color) and Percy who complain about their jumpers, rather than all the children. It's also a bit of heartwarming for Harry. He tends to be given them as presents as well which not only makes him an unofficial member of the family but it's also the first regular Christmas presents in his entire life since his biological family pretty much don't give him presents for any occasion (and when they do, it's 'gifts' like a single paper clip).
** Also, while some of the Weasley siblings are more or less horrified at the thought of getting and wearing these jumpers, Harry himself never reacts negatively. It's probably partially because of the heartwarming aspect, but it may also be because the Weasley siblings have simply grown tired of getting a jumper every Christmas or just don't like jumpers in general (even the well-knitted ones). At least, the jumpers don't seem to have many of the tacky traits in the trope description, though at least once they had the first letter of their owner's name on the front.
* Mrs. Whitlow, [[{{Literature/Discworld}} Unseen University's]] fearsome housekeeper, is noted to knit these kinds of sweaters. They always end up in donation bins, but Ankh-Morpork being Ankh-Morpork, there's at least ''one'' person who can wear them.

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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Mrs. Weasley tends to knit jumpers for all the children for a two-fold purpose: to show the Weasleys have very little money and because she's so motherly. No-one complains because she's so nice and jolly and they don't want to hurt her feelings. Then again, after the last book showed [[MamaBear what she is]] [[Awesome/HarryPotter capable of]], perhaps they are too scared. It's mostly Ron (who mainly complains because every year it's maroon, his least favorite color) and Percy who complain about their jumpers, rather than all the children. It's also a bit of heartwarming for Harry. He tends to be given them as presents as well which not only makes him an unofficial member of the family but it's also the first regular Christmas presents in his entire life since his biological family pretty much don't give him presents for any occasion (and when they do, it's 'gifts' "gifts" like a single paper clip).
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clip).\\\
Also, while some of the Weasley siblings are more or less horrified at the thought of getting and wearing these jumpers, Harry himself never reacts negatively. It's probably partially because of the heartwarming aspect, but it may also be because the Weasley siblings have simply grown tired of getting a jumper every Christmas or just don't like jumpers in general (even the well-knitted ones). At least, the jumpers don't seem to have many of the tacky traits in the trope description, though at least once they had the first letter of their owner's name on the front.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Mrs. Whitlow, [[{{Literature/Discworld}} Unseen University's]] University's fearsome housekeeper, is noted to knit these kinds of sweaters. They always end up in donation bins, but Ankh-Morpork being Ankh-Morpork, there's at least ''one'' person who can wear them.



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[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* In ''CulDeSac'', 4-year-old Alice knocks herself silly by running to give her mother a hug while her mother is wearing one of these.
* ''{{Garfield}}'' often gets these as Christmas presents from Jon's mother, and is forced to wear them by Jon. An early strip ([[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=426 1981-12-27]]) shows the cat tying a loose end to a post and running to [[AllClothUnravels unravel his way out]], only for Jon's mother to knit it back together almost as fast.
** And when she finally [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=121227 gets it right]], Jon and Garfield [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness are a little freaked-out]].
* In the ''Grand Avenue'' [[http://assets.amuniversal.com/5e176f6043fd013151df001dd8b71c47 strip for December 19th 2013]] the three main characters all wear matching sweaters they received in a past Christmas. Michael says "Frightening!"
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[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* In ''CulDeSac'', 4-year-old Alice knocks herself silly by running to give her mother a hug while her mother is wearing one of these.
* ''{{Garfield}}'' often gets these as Christmas presents from Jon's mother, and is forced to wear them by Jon. An early strip ([[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=426 1981-12-27]]) shows the cat tying a loose end to a post and running to [[AllClothUnravels unravel his way out]], only for Jon's mother to knit it back together almost as fast.
** And when she finally [[http://garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2012&addr=121227 gets it right]], Jon and Garfield [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness are a little freaked-out]].
* In the ''Grand Avenue'' [[http://assets.amuniversal.com/5e176f6043fd013151df001dd8b71c47 strip for December 19th 2013]] the three main characters all wear matching sweaters they received in a past Christmas. Michael says "Frightening!"
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[[folder:Video Games]]



[[folder: Web Animation]]

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-->'''Lois:''' Brian, you're not wearing the sweater I made you.
-->'''Brian:''' Well, y'know, it's a little warm in here ...
-->'''Lois:''' [[HaveAGayOldTime Don we now our gay apparel]]!
-->'''Brian:''' * puts on the (very flamboyant) sweater* [[DeadpanSnarker It doesn't get much gayer than this.]]
* In the ''{{Garfield}}'' Christmas Special, Jon gets a Christmas sweater that flows far past the tips of his fingers.
** He also gets some of these in the strip. On one occasion, he got one that didn't even have a hole for his ''head''.
* WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|Squarepants}} once made Squidward an itchy sweater made from his own eyelashes. To make up for it, he makes another sweater out of tears.
* Averted nicely with WesternAnimation/{{Gravity Falls}}. Mabel makes her own sweaters, and fans agree they actually look comfortable and some fans would wear them, given the chance.

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-->'''Lois:''' Brian, you're not wearing the sweater I made you.
-->'''Brian:'''
you.\\
'''Brian:'''
Well, y'know, it's a little warm in here ...
-->'''Lois:'''
here...\\
'''Lois:'''
[[HaveAGayOldTime Don we now our gay apparel]]!
-->'''Brian:''' * puts
apparel]]!\\
'''Brian:''' (''puts
on the (very flamboyant) sweater* [very flamboyant] sweater'') [[DeadpanSnarker It doesn't get much gayer than this.]]
* In the ''{{Garfield}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Garfield}}'' Christmas Special, Jon gets a Christmas sweater that flows far past the tips of his fingers.
** He also gets some of these in the strip. On one occasion, he got one that didn't even have a hole for his ''head''.
* WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|Squarepants}} ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants'': [=SpongeBob=] once made Squidward an itchy sweater made from his own eyelashes. To make up for it, he makes another sweater out of tears.
* Averted nicely with WesternAnimation/{{Gravity Falls}}.''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. Mabel makes her own sweaters, and fans agree they actually look comfortable and some fans would wear them, given the chance.



* Implied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace":
-->'''Bart''': (holding one of Lisa's presents) Hocus pocus, mucus pukus! My powers tell me you're getting a homemade sweater-possibly yellow!
-->'''Lisa''': Mom, make Bart stop!
-->'''Marge''': Bart, put down that yellow sweater.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
**
Implied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' the episode "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace":
-->'''Bart''': (holding --->'''Bart:''' (''holding one of Lisa's presents) presents'') Hocus pocus, mucus pukus! My powers tell me you're getting a homemade sweater-possibly yellow!
-->'''Lisa''':
yellow!\\
'''Lisa:'''
Mom, make Bart stop!
-->'''Marge''':
stop!\\
'''Marge:'''
Bart, put down that yellow sweater.



* WesternAnimation/KimPossible's [[NeverMessWithGranny Nana]] presents her with a rather bulky wool sweater (in Florida, in the summer). Taking it off messes up Kim's hair worse than any fight or DeathTrap ever did.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' [[OneBadMother Mother Mae-Eye]] has Starfire wear an oversized green sweater with a red stripe.
** In the episode 'Second Christmas' all the Titans get these for Christmas. They rag on them, but love them.

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* WesternAnimation/KimPossible's ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Kim's [[NeverMessWithGranny Nana]] presents her with a rather bulky wool sweater (in Florida, in the summer). Taking it off messes up Kim's hair worse than any fight or DeathTrap ever did.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
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[[OneBadMother Mother Mae-Eye]] has Starfire wear an oversized green sweater with a red stripe.
** ** In the episode 'Second Christmas' "Second Christmas", all the Titans get these for Christmas. They rag on them, but love them.



-->'''Santa''': Benson, you should've tossed that thing into the lava pit.

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-->'''Santa''': -->'''Santa:''' Benson, you should've tossed that thing into the lava pit.



-->'''Meatwad''': I made you this shirt, Frylock. It's 100% pubic hair. I made it extra large because it'll shrink in the washer. That's right. I want you to wash this with the rest of your clothes.

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-->'''Meatwad''': -->'''Meatwad:''' I made you this shirt, Frylock. It's 100% pubic hair. I made it extra large because it'll shrink in the washer. That's right. I want you to wash this with the rest of your clothes.



[[folder: Real Life ]]
* [[http://www.standup2cancer.org Stand Up To Cancer]] has an annual [[http://uglysweater.su2c.org ugly sweater fundraiser]] during the holiday season.
* Creator/WilWheaton's [[http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/2005/12/if_you_want_to_.html horrific clown sweater]] has become the stuff of MemeticMutation.

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* [[http://www.standup2cancer.org Stand Up To to Cancer]] has an annual [[http://uglysweater.su2c.org ugly sweater fundraiser]] during the holiday season.
* * Creator/WilWheaton's [[http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/2005/12/if_you_want_to_.html horrific clown sweater]] has become the stuff of MemeticMutation.



10th Nov '15 4:55:49 PM dotchan
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* ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'': Freddy Krueger's iconic green-and-red striped sweater started as one of these, but now it's hideous for a much different reason.
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