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5th Sep '16 10:37:22 PM Adeon
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* ''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.

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* ''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).\\\
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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.
24th Aug '16 8:10:23 PM jccw227
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'', Mickey is on a date with Minnie, but he's annoyed that they have to wear couple's sweaters, noting that they're incredibly itchy and uncomfortable (he starts breaking out into a rash halfway through the date). In the end, he finally confesses to Minnie about how much he hates those sweaters and only wore them for her sake, only for her to reveal she hates them too. They both agreed to never wear them again.
23rd Aug '16 8:18:34 PM PaulA
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* In "Christmas in Kansas", part of the ''Fanfic/SorrowfulAndImmaculateHearts'' series, Martha Kent gives everyone in the family, and the visiting Bruce and Diana, tacky Christmas-themed sweaters she found on sale. Diana loves hers; Bruce hates his, but grudgingly accepts it when she cheerfully guilt-trips him about how difficult it is to find a sweater that will fit a man with his shoulders and muscles.
13th Aug '16 11:24:09 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* As part of the fun of staging his very own old-fashioned variety-show Christmas special, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries the Joker]] wears a Bing Crosby-style turtleneck / cardigan ensemble in bright red and deep green. There's no clashing patterns, but the colors look absolutely hideous next to each other.
7th Aug '16 2:52:12 AM kazokuhouou
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* In ''WebComic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'' [[http://nonadventures.com/2015/12/19/the-longest-yarn/ Wonderella]] is far from impressed with the kitschy holiday sweater phenomenon, and yells that Kilroy and his henchmen look like horses' asses.
-->"Like, it was cute when it was grandma's old sweater or something, but now there's a whole ''industry'' of fake ugly sweaters! People pay top dollar to look like a ''cock'' at the office Christmas party!
9th Jun '16 8:41:29 PM merotoker
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas'' the titular character wears one, and if the production notes are to be believed, has one for every day of the year.
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* ''Film/ThreeAmigos''. On El Guapo's birthday, his bandits give him an ugly two-tone sweater as a present. See it on [=YouTube=] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChLa6buF05M here at about 6:55]]. Hilariously, despite getting something as useless as a butt-ugly sweater in the Mexican badlands, El Guapo ''likes'' it and he wears it like a mantle for the rest of the scene.
* The Grinch is forced to wear one of these when he attends the Christmas Eve festivities in the live-action ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''.

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* ''Film/ThreeAmigos''. On El Guapo's birthday, his bandits give him an ugly two-tone sweater as a present. See it on [=YouTube=] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChLa6buF05M here at about 6:55]]. Hilariously, despite getting something as useless as a butt-ugly sweater in the Mexican badlands, El Guapo ''likes'' it and he wears it like a mantle for the rest of the scene.
* The Grinch is forced to wear one of these when he attends the Christmas Eve festivities in the live-action ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''.



* In the film ''Film/BetterOffDead'', Jenny gives her husband Al a truly horrific hooded aardvark suit for Christmas, complete with ears and a snout. He makes [[DeadpanSnarker the comment]] that everyone will be wearing one next year, then goes outside and finds his neighbor is indeed wearing one as well.

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* In the film ''Film/BetterOffDead'', Jenny gives her husband Al a truly horrific hooded aardvark suit for Christmas, complete with ears and a snout. He makes [[DeadpanSnarker the comment]] that everyone will be wearing one next year, then goes outside and finds his neighbor is indeed wearing one as well.



* In the film ''Film/MakeTheYuletideGay'', the mom seems to wear nothing but them.
* In ''Film/ArthurChristmas'' the titular character wears one, and if the production notes are to be believed, has one for every day of the year.

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* In the film ''Film/MakeTheYuletideGay'', the mom seems to wear nothing but them.
* In ''Film/ArthurChristmas'' the titular character wears one, and if the production notes are to be believed, has one for every day of the year.
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* One early ''Series/HannahMontana'' episode had Miley get a sweater with what looked like a stuffed cat in the front and back... AND it meows!
** In the same episode, Oliver mentions that he got the puppy version for Christmas. It barks [[EarWorm Jingle Bells]]. They duet at the end of the episode (the sweaters, that is.)

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* One early ''Series/HannahMontana'' episode had Miley get a sweater with what looked like a stuffed cat in the front and back... AND it meows!
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meows! In the same episode, Oliver mentions that he got the puppy version for Christmas. It barks [[EarWorm Jingle Bells]]. They duet at the end of the episode (the sweaters, that is.)



* In a recent ''Series/MikeAndMolly'', Mike ''buys'' a repugnant green sweater from his partner's cousin.

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* In a recent On ''Series/MikeAndMolly'', Mike ''buys'' a repugnant green sweater from his partner's cousin.



* The above was hilariously referenced in an episode of WhiteCollar; when Peter's in-laws are coming to visit, he wears the sweater his mother-in-law knit for him, prompting Diana to call him "Dr. Huxtable."

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* The above was hilariously referenced in an episode of WhiteCollar; ''Series/WhiteCollar''; when Peter's in-laws are coming to visit, he wears the sweater his mother-in-law knit for him, prompting Diana to call him "Dr. Huxtable."



* On ''[[LongRunner The Late Late Show]]'' in Ireland, Christmas jumpers are SeriousBusiness. Current presenter Ryan Tubridy caused real controversy when it was hinted that he might not wear one for his first [[ChristmasEpisode Toy Show]]. The maroon jumper he eventually appeared in was auctioned off for charity, for a price of 1,050. The next year he caused outrage ''again'' by suggesting on Twitter that he wouldn't wear one. The nation loves the jumpers, the man, it would seem, does not.

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* On ''[[LongRunner ''[[LongRunners The Late Late Show]]'' in Ireland, Christmas jumpers are SeriousBusiness. Current presenter Ryan Tubridy caused real controversy when it was hinted that he might not wear one for his first [[ChristmasEpisode Toy Show]]. The maroon jumper he eventually appeared in was auctioned off for charity, for a price of 1,050. The next year he caused outrage ''again'' by suggesting on Twitter that he wouldn't wear one. The nation loves the jumpers, the man, it would seem, does not.



* [[DoctorSteel Dr. Steel]] gets one in the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVfSJPKA0VM Dr. Steel Christmas Special]]''.

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* [[DoctorSteel [[Music/DoctorSteel Dr. Steel]] gets one in the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVfSJPKA0VM Dr. Steel Christmas Special]]''.



* ''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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants'': ''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.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', J'onn J'onzz (ComicBook/MartianManhunter) is visiting the Kents ({{Comicbook/Superman}}'s family) one Christmas. Martha gives him a sweater but it's too large. J'onn is pleased with the gift though and says he can grow into it, and promptly uses his shapechanging abilities to do just that.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', J'onn J'onzz (ComicBook/MartianManhunter) is visiting the Kents ({{Comicbook/Superman}}'s ({{Franchise/Superman}}'s family) one Christmas. Martha gives him a sweater but it's too large. J'onn is pleased with the gift though and says he can grow into it, and promptly uses his shapechanging abilities to do just that.



* In the [[ClassicDisneyShorts Disney cartoon]] ''[[WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup Pluto]]'s Sweater'', MinnieMouse knits for Pluto a hideously fuchsia sweater that he immediately takes a disliking to. Forced to wear it outside, and quickly becoming the laughingstock of the neighborhood, Pluto spends the entire cartoon trying to extract himself from it.

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* In the [[ClassicDisneyShorts [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney cartoon]] ''[[WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup Pluto]]'s Sweater'', MinnieMouse WesternAnimation/MinnieMouse knits for Pluto a hideously fuchsia sweater that he immediately takes a disliking to. Forced to wear it outside, and quickly becoming the laughingstock of the neighborhood, Pluto spends the entire cartoon trying to extract himself from it.
5th Jun '16 2:05:11 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''PushingDaisies'', Emerson Cod complains to the Coroner about the Christmas sweater the Coroner is wearing and how a Christmas sweater is a stupid gift to get for Christmas, since you can only wear it ''on'' Christmas.

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* In an episode of ''PushingDaisies'', ''Series/PushingDaisies'', Emerson Cod complains to the Coroner about the Christmas sweater the Coroner is wearing and how a Christmas sweater is a stupid gift to get for Christmas, since you can only wear it ''on'' Christmas.
30th May '16 2:11:16 PM Quanyails
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* AquaTeenHungerForce gives us one with extra {{Squick}}:

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* AquaTeenHungerForce ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' gives us one with extra {{Squick}}:
28th May '16 9:46:40 PM dotchan
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* ''Literature/MrsPiggleWiggle'': One of the reasons the kids love her is that she accepts such gifts (for example, an overly-long scarf) with sincere joy and enthusiasm.
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]].
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