Yes, those are deer. No, not reindeer.
The CBS Sunday Morning Show's Bill Geist did a fun piece on ugly Christmas sweaters and their increasing popularity as a part of the holiday pageantry. Sadly, there is no video proof available online, but there is still a fine Chicago angle if you're trawling for that perfectly ugly sweater for a party of family gathering.
Two of the Web providers of these horrible things are right here in the Chicago area - probably more, but these are the ones he talked to.
The site uglychristmassweaterparty.com is based in nearby Crown Point, IN, is a fine place shop for ugliness. Their promise:
For our website, we have one simple goal: connect you with some of the ugliest Christmas sweaters ever produced.
We came up with the concept for this site after scrambling around town last winter, knowing that we weren't the only people trying to track down the perfect ugly Christmas sweater.
We hope that UglyChristmasSweaterParty.com will grow as the popularity of this holiday tradition increases.
Mission accomplished! Then here in Chicago, Geist featured the uglysweaterstore site. Guess what - they have more hideous Christmas garments - and some that defy even that holiday definition. You can hook up with them via Twitter for any urgent ugly needs, it seems.
So, easy enough to get in the spirit and go ugly this holiday.