The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the time-honored tradition of wearing ugly Christmas sweaters. But did you know that some of our favorite movie stars have donned these festive garments on the big screen? Here’s a look at which star in which movie featured an ugly sweater.
1. Bridget Jones’s Diary
In this 2001 romantic comedy, Renée Zellweger plays Bridget Jones, a single woman in her 30s who is struggling to find love and happiness.
During a holiday party scene, Bridget wears a bright red Christmas sweater featuring a reindeer with a shiny red nose. The sweater perfectly captures the awkwardness and charm of Bridget’s character.
2. Home Alone
No list of holiday movies would be complete without mentioning Home Alone.
In this beloved classic from 1990, Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, a young boy who is accidentally left home alone during Christmas vacation. During one scene, Kevin’s mom wears an oversized green sweater with red and white stripes and snowflakes. While not traditionally “ugly,” the sweater has become iconic thanks to its appearance in such a beloved film.
3. The Night Before
This 2015 comedy follows three friends (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie) as they celebrate Christmas Eve together for one last time before growing up and moving on with their lives.
During the film’s opening scene, the three friends wear matching Christmas sweaters featuring Santa Claus holding a surfboard. The sweaters perfectly capture the film’s irreverent humor and sense of fun.
4. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
This raunchy comedy from 2011 sees Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) reuniting for a wild Christmas adventure.
During a scene set at a Christmas party, Harold wears an ugly sweater featuring Santa Claus riding a unicorn through space. The sweater perfectly captures the film’s over-the-top humor and irreverent spirit.
5. Love Actually
This beloved 2003 romantic comedy features an ensemble cast of British actors, including Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, and Emma Thompson.
During a scene set at a school Christmas concert, one of the children wears an adorable (but undeniably ugly) sweater featuring a reindeer with googly eyes and a bright red nose. The sweater perfectly captures the film’s sense of whimsy and charm.
these are just a few examples of the many movies that have featured ugly Christmas sweaters over the years. Whether you’re looking to embrace this holiday tradition yourself or just enjoy seeing it on the big screen, these films offer plenty of inspiration for your next festive outfit. So break out your most garish knitwear and get ready to celebrate in style!