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Hip Hop Joins the Race for the Ugliest Christmas Sweater

Now that you’ve sufficiently stuffed yourself with turkey, watched what only Americans think is football, and have argued with your relatives, it’s time for the Yuletide season to fully commence! A trend that’s been going for a couple years now is the ironically ugly Christmas sweater all your trendy friends are wearing, and it shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

As a matter of fact, the merging of the ugly Christmas sweater aesthetic with various pop culture references, was brought to a new height last year by mastermind 2 Chainz. His Dabbin’ Santa sweaters raked in cool $2 million, which he admirably donated to various people in need. That makes it no surprise the sweater line is continued this year, and joined by Hit Dem Folks Santa.

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His designs aren’t the only hilarious eyesores vying for attention though, as both Nas and Run The Jewels join the far this year. Nas’ Kneelin Santa looks very similar to 2Chainz’s threads, but you can’t really get mad at that as he’s sending a portion of the proceeds from the collaboration with HSTRY clothing to charity as well, namely “The Center for Court Innovation, which seeks to help create a more effective and humane justice system, reducing both crime and incarceration.”

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Meanwhile, Jaime and Mike have already proven that their ugly Christmas sweater game is on point back in 2013, with the video to their track “A Christmas F*cking Miracle” from the first RTJ album. They’ve now released a sweater inspired by that very same video, featuring their gleeful faces to liven up your Christmas day. It’s available at the appropriately titled RunTheMerch.net.

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Despite all the hideous glory of these sweaters, there are various reasons for why one might not celebrate Christmas at all.

Fret not though, because there’s always Festivus for the rest of us.

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