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Two friends showing off their ugly Christmas sweaters



The ugly sweater: what surely started out as a fashion faux pas has now become an annual institution. Now, like with many things in 2020, you’d think the ugly sweater and the social activities that come with it would’ve been rain-checked until 2021. So, bust out that crocheted eyesore because ugly holiday sweaters and all the shenanigans that go along with them have gone virtual. Here is what you need to know to get in on the action.

1. Get An Ugly Sweater

When you read this blog, there may not be much time left to procure yourself an ugly sweater if you don’t already have one. Luckly, most major retail chains like Wal-Mart, Goodwill, and Target have you covered. Now, some people like to go with the “cool” ugly sweater. But if you truly want to embrace the spirit of the season, the uglier, the better.

2. Join a Virtual Event

So, you’ve got your ghastly garment, what now? Join a virtual event! Active is sponsoring a Ugly Sweater Virtual Run from December 24th to January 7th. You can purchase several packages with prizes that include medals, running shirts, and healthy snacks delivered right to your door! You can participate in a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and full marathon and submit your time. Head over to active.com to see a full list of instructions and prizes.

Have Your Own Ugly Holiday Sweater Virtual Event

Many of us are spending this holiday season socially distancing from many of our loved ones. With just a little bit of planning you can turn those virtual family hangouts into an ugly sweater themed virtual party. Post pics and have family members judge who’s sweaters are the ugliest. Create an ugly sweater drinking game. Take pictures of yourself in your obtuse outfit while using fun phone filters and voilà! Just like that, you and your loved ones have a virtual photo booth. The possibilities are as endless as the ugly holiday sweater itself.

For more great ideas for socialising with family and friends be sure to check out our other Redstone blog post.