Whether you’re ready or not, the holiday season is fast approaching.
Chances are, if you’ve been to the store lately, you’ve already seen all the Christmas decorations and gifts on display. I really wish Thanksgiving wasn’t so overlooked, I mean, food is great, but since making a list of Thanksgiving sweaters might be a little too difficult, I’m going to go ahead and give you a list of the coolest Christmas sweaters around.
Not just your typical ugly sweaters with jingle bells and cotton balls, but sweaters that will show off your love of Christmas and your love of video games. Even though Thanksgiving food is great, no one can deny that Christmas and video games combined might just be the best thing ever.
Legend of Zelda Link Ugly Christmas Sweater
This Legend of Zelda sweater, featuring Link, is truly a holiday treat. You may not get the Triforce for Christmas, but this could be just as satisfying. Skip the evil Black Friday villains this year and order this sweater online in the comfort of your pajamas. (Or be like Link and go on an adventure to the mall. It’s up to you.)
Pokemon Pikachu Ugly Christmas Sweater
Pokemon Go is all the rage this year, and no doubt there will be lots of Pokemon gifts exchanged. Opt for this unique, yet adorable, Pikachu sweater. It’ll melt the heart of anyone who wears it. Pika-aww <3
Mario Ugly Christmas Hoodie Sweater
So maybe the classic, “ugly,” Christmas sweater isn’t your thing. No fear, this awesome Mario hoodie is here to make you look cool, geeky, and festive all at the same time! Jump for joy like the jumping man himself. Fun fact: Did you know Mario was originally named Jumpman, before he became the Italian plumber we all know and love?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ugly Christmas Sweater
Turtles in Time is one of the best SNES games created and if there’s one thing I love other than that game, it’s pizza. If there’s one thing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles love, it’s also pizza. If you’re a TMNT fan and a pizza fan, show off your love by wearing this sweater at your next holiday party. Maybe there will be pizza. Anyone hungry?
Jurassic World Ugly Christmas Sweater
I never beat the original Jurassic Park video game, but it’s part of a classic franchise of successful movies that spawned many games, sequels, and all kinds of merchandise. The latest entry, Jurassic World broke all sorts of records upon its release. Prepare for the inevitable sequels by picking up one of these fantastic sweaters! Look how cute that Santa hat is on the T-Rex!
Star Wars Dark Side Helmets Ugly Christmas Sweater
This is actually the first of two Star Wars sweaters I’ve decided to include. The graphic print, rather than the traditional knit look sets it apart from many other Christmas sweaters, and the bow tie element is just the cutest thing. You simply can’t go wrong with Star Wars; it’s perfect for almost any geek out there.
Skyrim Ugly Christmas Sweater
Are you the dragonborn? No matter, this sweater suits any Elder Scrolls or Bethesda fan. You’ll feel warm and cozy wearing this sweater while picking the pockets of townspeople and slaying dragons in the desolate, freezing land of Skyrim.
Fallout Ugly Christmas Sweater
With its simple, immediately recognizable design and logo, this Fallout ‘Happy Holidays’ is the sweater to wear if you’re the type who doesn’t like explaining what video game or movie your clothes came from. Fallout also has the advantage of being one of the most popular series right now, with Fallout 4 released just last year.
Star Wars Yoda Christmas Sweater
The second Star Wars sweater that I couldn’t resist including. “Silent Night, Jedi Night,” get it? “Silent night, holy night? Jedi knight?” Yeah, you probably got it. Anyway, look at that Santa Yoda. I’d love the jolly green jedi to bring me gifts. “A merry christmas, I wish you.”
Pac-Man Christmas Sweater
Colorful, festive, and very 80s esque, this retro blast from the past is great for the nostalgic video game fan. Or the hipster who refuses to play anything besides Atari and NES.
Hopefully, you found some great choices for the gamers in your life. Whether it’s for a holiday party, a Christmas gift, or just a sweater you want to wear yourself all winter long, I think these sweaters are all awesome choices. Have a happy holiday season and keep being a geek!