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‘Tis the season to wear an ugly Christmas sweater! One of the most popular holiday-themed festivities in recent years has been the “ugly sweater party”—and although parties this year may be scaled back, the sweater options are still on point. But while you’re shopping for your festive conversation starter, be sure to leave anything with wool on the rack—because there’s nothing jolly about sensitive sheep being punched, kicked, beaten, or shorn bloody. To help, we’ve come up with the following list of some perfectly ugly vegan options for you:

Women’s Cat-itude Light Up Ugly Christmas Sweater

This ugly Christmas sweater is wool-free, lights up, and features an adorable cat on its front—it’s a must-have for cat guardians who want to get lit this holiday season.

cat ugly christmas sweater wool-free

Men’s Too Lit to Quit Light Up Ugly Hanukkah Sweater

Be the highlight of Hanukkah with this acrylic sweater decorated with a menorah that actually lights up.

Merry Vegan Christmas Ugly Christmas Sweater Shirt

Capture the holiday spirit and promote plant-based eating in a vegan-themed ugly Christmas sweater shirt. It comes in multiple color options as well as men’s, women’s, and youth sizes and styles.

vegan ugly christmas sweater t-shirt

Men’s Meowy Catmus Big and Tall Jumpsuit

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Happy Hanukcat Hanukkah Jewish Cat Ugly Christmas Sweater Long Sleeve T-Shirt

More cats! This time, accompanied by menorahs and dreidels. Celebrate Hanukkah in this cotton-polyester top.

Custom Pet Ugly Christmas Sweater

Do you love the holidays and your animal companion? Then you’re in luck—your Santa hat–adorned animal friend can be front and center this season, just like this sweet pup:

custom animal companion photo ugly christmas sweater

Men’s IML Meowy Christmas Pullover Sweatshirt

Fool other partygoers into thinking that you’re as hot and itchy as they are with this sweater.

green sweatshirt with an image of a cat in a santa hat, surrounded by ornaments, with text reading "meowy christmas"© Target

Blizzard Bay Men’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Llama

This 100% cotton sweatshirt is perfect for those who understand that llamas (and their camelid family members alpacas) are cool but that using them or their fleece is not.

red ugly christmas sweater with a llama image© Amazon

Furry Santa Blazer With Tie and Furry Santa Suit Pants

If you’re looking for something to wear that’s tacky but a little more dapper, check out this suit that’s made from 100% polyester.


The holiday season offers loads of unique opportunities to make a difference for animals. In addition to helping you sport a wool-free ensemble, we’ve curated a list of 12 other ways to help animals. Check it out and get going:

12 Ways to Help Animals This Holiday Season

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