A blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara
Twenty-one years ago, my parents gave me a Christmas sweater. It was something they knew I would never buy for myself but would love.
This very same daughter has borrowed this sweater not once but twice to enter in “tacky Christmas sweater” contests. This year she’s loaning it out.
I would be offended except for two years running, my sweater has won.
I think I deserve at least some kind of prize for having held on to that sweater long enough for college kids to think it is tacky.
Today I pulled out my Christmas sweatshirt. It is even older than my tacky sweater.
After my first Christmas program (which was several years before our first daughter was born), my students presented it to me. It has the name of the Christmas musical – “The Town Hall Christmas Tree” – on the front and all the kids’ handprints in red and green on the back and down the arms.
YOUR TURN: Do you have an entry for an ugly holiday apparel contest?