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Christmas just isn’t Christmas without the jumpers – from the novelty in-jokes to pretty festive knits. Snowflakes of the world, unite: after the year we’ve had, we all deserve a little giggle and sparkle in the form of a shiny new sweater.
So, we’ve picked the year’s best designs to suit any lockdown festivity, whether you’re having your first ‘Minimas’, (safely) staying at home with the same-old same olds, or can’t wait to pull out all the stops for Save The Children’s National Christmas Jumper Day on December 11. At least on this point, 2020 is tip-top.
Move over Santa, Mrs. Claus is in town and she’s here to save Christmas. Support the claus in this pretty in pink jumper, that would make a great Christmas present for your favourite feminist. Sleigh the patriarchy, indeed.
How do you know if someone’s a vegan? Their jumper will tell you. Tis’ the season to have your life choices mocked at the dinner table. Lean into the interrogations with a sartorial choice that lets you veg out this Christmas.
3) Stay Home Covid Christmas Jumper, £15.95
Of course, there’s a coronavirus Christmas jumper. A timely top that will make a great addition to your seasonal loungewear as you follow government guidelines. And whatever your festive plans, be sure to coordinate on your virtual Zoom lunch because baby, it’s covid outside!
4) Lidl Christmas Jumper, £7.99
In an unexpected but glorious turn of events, Lidl has gone and dropped their very own kitschy Christmas knit, a traditional design in the bargain retailer’s famous colours: blue, yellow, and red. Costing a mere £7.99, not only is it cheap as chips, you bet you we want it. Available in stores from November 26.
Calling all chocoholics! Nutella has launched a Christmas jumper, too! We all know someone who’s obsessed with the iconic Italian spread. While you might not be able to buy this cute chocolate gem, there are 200 knits up for grabs and you can put your name forward in the draw to win one. Simply answer a Christmas-related question to be within a chance of winning.
6) Mickey Ski Jacquard Knit, £24.99.
There’s something hideously vintage kitsch about this jumper, but it’s timeless enough to last the ages. It doesn’t scream Christmas, this one, it’s more of a nod. A good one to wear outside of the yuletide period and show off your love for the world’s most famous mouse. Oh Mickey, you’re so fine!
7) Furlough Christmas Jumper, £15.95
Laugh off what a joke of a year 2020 has been and wear your furlough badge of honour with pride with this novelty jumper. Because nothing says festive season quite like decking the halls with a temporary leave of absence from work. Too soon?
8) Sequin Sausage Dog Christmas Jumper, £17.99
For all the dog lovers out there, never mind the sequin queens, this one’s for you. Take a pet pooch wherever you go with this soft knit featuring an oh-so-cute sparkly sausage dog wearing antlers – it’ll send you barking mad.
9) M&S Not Just a Christmas Jumper, £19.50
Trust M&S to milk their famous slogan for all its worth. A simple design with a gingerbread man and a sprig of holly in an oh-so-flattering Christmas pudding brown colour. This Christmas go above and beyond with Marks and Sparks.
10) The NHS Christmas Jumper, £34.99
Pay tribute to the nation’s greatest heroes – our healthcare workers – in this NHS festive knit. From every sale of the NHS Christmas jumper, 50% of profits will be donated to NHS Charities Together which supports staff, volunteers, and patients. What’s more, the first 100 sold will come with a free NHS bauble. If you work for the NHS, drop Not Just Clothing an email and you’ll get a discount, too. Now, if that doesn’t deserve a clap we don’t know what will.