It's impossible not to smile at the sight of someone wearing an ugly Christmas sweater, with or without irony. The over-the-top designs, funny frills and details, and shameless exhibition of holiday spirit all serve up some welcome joy whenever they're spotted. The same goes for when celebrities wear ugly Christmas sweaters. The exuberant nod to the holiday season is sometimes even funnier when attached to a familiar face we're used to seeing in more fashionable ensembles. So given that now is the season of the quintessential holiday sweater, we bring to you our countdown of the top five celeb Christmas sweater moments over the years. Some examples are sort of chic, others laughter-inducing, and others completely unexpected. Keep scrolling to see who made the cut (and just try not to smile, we dare you).
There's no doubt Anna Kendrick has a terrific sense of humor. Even in a decadent fox-adorned getup, she makes this midi dress simultaneously hilarious and chic.
Leave it to Lauren Conrad to add a pared-back take on the ugly Christmas sweater.
Complete with a fireplace and wreath, Miley Cyrus's ugly Christmas sweater was classically over-the-top.
To celebrate her 2015 film, A Very Murray Christmas, Sofia Coppola donned a fitting holiday sweater.
Even Kanye West gets in on the ugly Christmas sweater game, donning a striking argyle look.
How do you feel about ugly Christmas sweaters? Spill your thoughts in the comments.
This story was originally published on December 12, 2015, and has since been updated by Dacy Knight.