Ayup, I’m back. Thanks to everyone for the prayers, hugs and well-wishes. You folks are the best. (((readers)))
On a more pleasant note, I bring you the Great Ugly Sweater Contest of 2008. Last Christmas, my sisters, Mom and I challenged one another to find the ugliest Christmas sweaters in all the land. We had a year to poke through after Christmas specials, sidewalk sales and secondhand shops in our quest. As you can see, we did indeed unearth the fugliest sweaters to be had.
Down front we have sister Skinny Rat, who won second place with her fabulously fugly tinsel-bedecked, Elvis-inspired masterpiece. Extra credit for the nasty vest factor, but she loses a couple of points for decorating the turtleneck rather than just the sweater. Let’s look at that bad boy in slow motion, shall we?
I like this sassy little addition, too, don’t you?
Right on her heels and to the far right we have me wearing far too many Christmas cookie pounds and the nastiest ornamental sweater I could find. You can’t tell in the photo, but they sparkled. The only thing that could have made it uglier would be if they actually lit up.
Next to me we have Mom, with her pink (pink?) Christmas sweater complete with attached boob warmers scarf.
Beside Mom you’ll note sister Mouse (mother of month and 1/2 old Mini-Mouse) sporting her fancy snowman vest. The picture doesn’t begin to do it justice, as all the snowmen had beadwork that didn’t match anything at all. Faces were on their chests, some had 3 eyes, mouthes on their hats–it was a real mess. Bonus points for the turtleneck that was ugly even back in ’74.
And finally we have sister Paulie Precious, who actually won this contest with her purple Barney sweater adorned with WORKING Christmas lights in the button holes.
Ugly enough, I dare say, to warrant yet another photo.
Yes indeedy, sister Paulie won the contest. Girl knows how to work a room.
So tell me…got any fun Christmas traditions in YOUR family?