Did you know National Ugly Sweater Day was a thing? #NationalUglySweaterDay

Hey Cuties,

Friday was a big day for me and I was looking forward to it. I was on Good Morning Washington, News Ch. 8 & ABC 7 for National Ugly Sweater Day. My recent blog post on the DIY Ugly Sweaters for LittleCuteLips and I were right on time.  National Ugly Sweater Day is the third Friday of December, this year that was Friday, December 16th, so happy belated #NationalUglySweaterDay

I was excited to find out I was going to be on the news again. I’d been on the news stations in Baltimore talking about Halloween costumes and DIY Christmas ideas, but this was a first in my local market. My family and friends could tune in and watch it all happen live and in living color. I’m also the self-proclaimed Craft Queen so this was perfect.  I worked right across the street from News Ch. 8 & ABC 7 for years and I had never been in the building. On Friday I was officially in the building I had my trustee Boo The Style Medic riding shotgun with me.

Almost curtain call.

They have this nice step and repeat wall that is right in-front of epic lights so you get the best photos no matter what. I need one of these in my home, I swear I do. Pictures or it didn’t happen. You know I’m all about my branding and I try to factor it in no matter what I’m doing. MimiCuteLips met Christmas and “Merry Kissmas” was the result. I purchased this silly garland from the craft store, cut it up and stitched it to the wrist and collar of my sweatshirt. My sweatshirt was another $5 purchased like this one. I used the lip stencil from the shirt tutorial I did for Valentine’s Day.

I’m all set up and ready to go.

I had two completed sweaters to show off. I also had two partially done sweaters for the anchors to work on during the segment.


Having a good time on set.

We had such a good time, the jingle bell sweater was a huge hit. I had no idea.

Photo Credit: News Ch. 7&8

A big thanks to Jummy and Autria, they were hilarious.

Selfie or it didn’t happen.

You are only as great as your tribe…

Have you gotten in on the Ugly Sweater trend? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.

Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Robin Masshole Mommy

    I had no idea it was a thing. I don’t even own an ugly sweater – I better get out there and change that.

  2. KenyaRae

    That was so cool!!! Loved the video. I should have made a sweater. Never even thought about it. Maybe next year with the family.

  3. Alli Smith

    I love the video! You’re a natural and I learned a few things about making an ugly Christmas sweater. So glad you shared it. I’m about to hunt for my pack of jingle bells.

  4. Eva

    That is so cool! We haven’t gotten in on the ugly sweater thing just yet, but I am sure that we can make time for a craft this holiday season. Great job!

  5. Tanya

    This is so cool Mimi! My daughter is loving your DIY videos.

  6. Shana

    Super cool you got to show off your creative skills on-air! I loved the embellished collar and cuff sweater.

  7. Ayanna

    I did not know it was a thing, but will plan accordingly for next year. 😉 You did an awesome job on the video!

  8. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I have never made something like this but I think it would be fun! I’m adding this to our next year’s Christmas activity. Maybe we’ll make a contest of who could make the ugliest sweater on our 2017 Family Christmas Reunion party. Thanks for sharing the video. You were great!

  9. Chrishelle Ebner

    I love ugly sweater day. We celebrated early at my nursing home, December 9th. I created my ugly sweater with ornaments and poinsettias. I made a few for the patients too. What a great way to put you in the holiday spirit.

  10. Bella

    I can’t believe I missed the big day! I do however have an Ugly Christmas sweater party tomorrow so I will celebrate then. Your segment turned out perfectly!

  11. Jonna

    You are the Craft Queen! Congratulations on your segment – they need to make you a regular guest!

  12. Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom

    I didn’t know that was a national day! That is too funny lol. Have to say, love the unicorn sweater! LOL. Great post!

  13. Stephanie Pass

    How exciting! I just found out this year that it’s a national thing now. My husband always tries to come up with a really ugly one for their day at work.

  14. Pam

    My daughter loves everything ugly sweater. I had no idea there was a day dedicated to ugly Christmas sweaters. There’s something for everyone, lol.

  15. ricci

    I did not know that National Ugly Sweater Day was a thing. I will definitely be participating next year!!

  16. Maureen @Scoops of Joy

    I too didn’t know it is a national thing! I just thought it was a fun holiday tradition. You look so natural on TV and rockin it big time! Congrats!

  17. Jenn

    Our teenage daughter loves ugly holiday sweaters. I have never owned one, but I’m not one of a sweater person. Love the photos in this post!

  18. Gwendolyn Mulholland

    Those are “Fun” Ugly sweaters. I love that an ugly Christmas Sweater is now a good thing and makes fun of the thing we were forced to wear as young kids. LOL

  19. Kim

    Your ugly sweaters are not all that ugly. I loved the gingerbread design you created.

  20. Amanda @ Move Love Eat

    I had no idea this was a thing and I don’t own any ugly sweaters! We don’t seem to sell many ugly christmas sweaters here in New Zealand but I did notice a lot of them when we went to USA earlier this year!

  21. Chante

    Omg I had no idea…. I just had a family ugly sweater party last weekend and it was a hit

  22. Joanae

    But your ugly sweater was cute! That’s cheating!

  23. Bonnie @wemake7

    I think I have heard of Ugly Sweaters before but didn’t realize it was so famous. I can’t wait to get one next year.

  24. Zuqueta

    I didn’t know it was a day. We did this for Christmas a few years ago!! You looked so comfortable on the set. I would be a wreck. You are so right, pictures or it doesn’t happen 😂 Congrats!!

  25. Terri Beavers

    My daughter goes to ugly sweater parties every year. I helped her this year and it was in fact ugly, lol. I can’t wait to tell her there is actually a national ugly sweater day. You did a great job.

  26. Garf

    I had no idea that there was a national ugly sweater day. That’s interesting 😉

  27. Kasi

    You always have the most awesome gigs! Great job on the show, and love the ugly sweaters you made!

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