10 Ugly Sweaters That'll Bring Holiday Cheer to the Nerd in Your Life

10 Ugly Sweaters That'll Bring Holiday Cheer to the Nerd in Your Life

From Microsoft stans to Apple Watch devotees, there's a Holiday sweater for everyone.

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A photo of Clippy holding a Clippy sweater
We tried on the holiday Clippy sweater. It was fine!
Image: Microsoft

‘Tis the season to bust out the box of holiday-themed sweaters. I have about five that I cycle through every year, and each represents a different side of me. This year, I’m showing off my nerdy side with Microsoft’s Holiday Clippy sweater, which the company sent over to promote its existence. It’s a fine sweater, but Clippy was pretty annoying when it was around, and I’ve already impressed everyone that would have gotten the joke.

Suffice it to say, I’m still shopping around for my nerdy Christmas sweater. I wish I could find a purely Android one, or maybe something that shows off the iOS/Android duality I’ve adopted this year. I’m still searching for my unicorn, but here’s what I’ve unearthed so far.

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Microsoft’s Holiday Clippy Sweater

Microsoft’s Holiday Clippy Sweater

A photo of the Clippy sweater
Image: Microsoft

Microsoft sent over its Windows Ugly Sweater to me to promote its latest campaign with the College Success Foundation. Well, I’ve worn the Microsoft Clippy-themed ugly Christmas sweater. It’s comfortable, though a little bulky on my body. And while the sizes were unisex, you’ll want to size up if you have hips.

Anyway, it’s so popular it’s sold out right now. Would you like help with that?

$75

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Show off your Moonie 🌙

Show off your Moonie 🌙

Anime fans, forgive me for leading with my inner child, but I love this Sailor Moon Christmas sweater. I especially love that it looks like Sailor Moon’s sprite in the Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Jōgai Rantō!? Shuyaku Sōdatsusen fighting game for the Super Famicon. I’ve only been able to play it through emulators!

There are several other options for Sailor Moon Christmas sweaters over at the link, so check it out. But order quickly, because the window to get it before the holiday is quite short.

$50

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Gotta catch ‘em all on Christmas

Gotta catch ‘em all on Christmas

A photo of the ugly Pokemon sweater
Image: Pokemon Center

The Pokémon Center’s official Christmas sweaters are cute this year. There are several variants with Psyduck, a jolly Snorlax, and even an Alolan Vulpix in winter pastels. This Stantler one featured here is also part of the selection, and it’s rating quite well with Pokémon fans!

$45

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It’s a Super Mario holiday everywhere

It’s a Super Mario holiday everywhere

Nintendo's Super Mario sweater
Image: Nintendo

You could go to Target and peruse its Mario-themed holiday sweaters or get the official one from Nintendo’s accessory shop. This year features Mario and Luigi as snowmen surrounded by 1UP mushrooms. I’m choosing to pretend it’s not Chris Pratt’s Mario!

 $60

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Or maybe you’d prefer a Sony PlayStation holiday

Or maybe you’d prefer a Sony PlayStation holiday

A photo of the Sony Playstation sweater
Image: Just Geek

Check out the official Christmas sweater if you’re not into Nintendo and would instead show off your loyalty to PlayStation. There’s also a black variant available if you want something with the PlayStation controller’s iconic symbols.

£30

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“I’m here to delete your cookies”

“I’m here to delete your cookies”

A photo of the sweater
Image: Teepublic

This is a clever way to get stuck fixing the neglected family computer you left behind.

$22

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Google Chrome’s “uh oh” dinosaur

Google Chrome’s “uh oh” dinosaur

A photo of the Chrome dino Xmas shirt
Image: Redbubble

Admittedly, I haven’t run into the Chrome dinosaur in some time, but that’s probably because I only fluctuate between a handful of websites—one of them is Google’s!

$25

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“I saw Daddy riding a snowman”

“I saw Daddy riding a snowman”

A photo of the abomination
Image: Morphsuits

Admittedly, I’ve started to veer off the nerdy and into the weird. I’m into whatever abomination this is. Pretend you’re riding a snowman through the house and chuck snow at people! That’ll make plenty of friends over the holiday!

$50

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A Christmas sweater for your Apple Watch

A Christmas sweater for your Apple Watch

A photo of the Apple Watch sweater
Image: Society6

I had a hard time finding a nice, quality Apple holiday-themed sweater. So why not outfit your Apple stuff instead? This is an easy way to get your Apple Watch into the spirit.

$40

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A Christmas sweater for your Tamagotchi

A Christmas sweater for your Tamagotchi

This is a purely indulgent way for me to shout out my virtual pets, which are undoubtedly freezing in the box I left on my office floor. These Tamagotchi Christmas sweaters seem worth the investment, ensuring my tiny virtual babies won’t freeze to death.

$12

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