Tacky Christmas sweaters are an integral part of Christmas. Whether you're headed to an ugly sweater party or you simply want to wear something obnoxiously festive for Christmas morning, finding the perfect look is all about balance. In other words, it's gotta be cheesy enough to make people laugh, yet not so tacky that people get a headache looking at you. I get it, and that's why I've rounded up these 15 ugly Christmas sweaters that are actually kind of cute. They're still gaudy enough to people's eyes, but not quite heinous enough to be an eyesore.
Of course, cute is a relative term. In my opinion, a Christmas sweater should never be so "cute" that you could get away with wearing it (or something comparable) outside of December. Massive animal faces, sequins, pom-poms, tassels – they all fall into this category. While your perfectly-tacky-but-not-overly-so sweater will obviously be the star of the show, I'm a huge fan of completing any Christmas ensemble with a few equally merry accessories: think bright red lips, metallic gold flats, or an oversized bow in your hair. Christmas is the ultimate time to embrace your inner child, and subtlety is not the name of the game.
Without further ado, these are some of the best tacky yet somehow adorable sweaters of this season.