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Christmas jumpers you’ll want to wear year-round, not just for one night

Christmas jumpers you’ll want to wear year-round, not just for one night


by Sarah Finnan
29th Nov 2023

Forgo the light-up versions for something a little less visually offensive. 

When I think of Christmas knitwear, two distinct categories come to mind; naff and normal. The former is largely populated by novelty jumpers – the battery-powered, assault on the senses kind. The kind that usually bears some variation of a festive pun (“all the jingle ladies”, “mistle-ho”, “shake yer tinsel”… you get the idea). 

The latter category is made up of Christmas knitwear you’ll actually want to wear. This is the kind of jumper you’re likely to keep. The kind you’ll take care of and wash well and look forward to styling year after year. This is the jumper to invest in. 

As our digital editor, Holly O’Neill, put it, what you want is a jumper that appears to be a Christmas jumper when worn with sparkly earrings in December, but moonlights as just a really great jumper the rest of the year. Something that feels jolly when paired with a red lip and sequins, but could just as easily be worn with jeans and docs come January. Neil Miller from The Santa Clause is your inspiration here.

We scoured the internet for the best non-Christmas-specific Christmas jumpers so you didn’t have to. Shop our edit below. 

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