mlrg wrote:Greg wrote:So, I heard an ad that started with someone worried he had missed a holiday sale and he talked about how busy he was eating fruitcake and attending ugly sweater parties. Curious, I Googled "ugly sweater party" and found it is a thing where during the holiday season people attend parties where everyone wears ugly sweaters. Has anyone heard about this?
I saw an episode of the american Shark Tank were one of the businesses presented was a company dedicated exclusively to produce ugly christmas sweaters. Apparently they reached 12 million USD in revenue in 2014 only by producing this sweaters...
I actually bought one of their ugly sweaters because I had to attend THREE just last year (the company, IIRC, was called Naughty Elves or something). I ended up winning the contest for ugliest sweater at two of them including my work party so it was kind of a hit. The sweater had these big yellow pom-poms on it that really ratcheted up the ugly factor.
Greg, don't feel left out. I'm sure you can find one to attend next year!