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Check out some of the most unsightly knitwear

Shaun Harrison
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1 of 16 Walt Disney Pictures

The Santa Claus 3: The Escape Claus

By the third go-around, Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) had become so comfortable as Santa Claus that it really started to affect his fashion sense — and not in a good way.
2 of 16 Nicole Rivelli/NBC

30 Rock

When the ever-chipper Lemon family pays Liz (Tina Fey) a visit, the gang goes out to dinner — matching snowflake sweaters and all. Too bad the picture-perfect evening turns into a massive quarrel.
3 of 16 Miramax

Bridget Jones' Diary

How Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) could have a crush on any man willing to wear a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer turtleneck sweater is beyond us. Only Colin Firth could pull that one off.
4 of 16 FX

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Leave it to Mac (Rob McElhenney) to never miss out on a opportunity to show off his guns by wearing a sleeveless "Noel" T-shirt with a dancing Christmas tree. Charlie (Charlie Day) went a bit more traditional with his snow-covered landscape scene. Probably not the best way to impress The Waitress.
5 of 16 Columbia Pictures/Everett Collection

Christmas with the Kranks

As much as Luther and Nora Krank (Jamie Lee Curtis) try to stand their ground in not celebrating Christmas, that doesn't stop Nora from donning a horrific poinsettia cardigan.
6 of 16 Ron Tom/ABC Photo Archive/Getty Images

Desperate Housewives

Mrs. McCluskey (Kathryn Joosten) gets a free pass for her red-and-gold holiday attire because she looks cute. Lee (Kevin Rahm), however, has no excuse for that oversized snowflake atrocity.
7 of 16 Fox

Family Guy

You can really tell that Brian is beyond thrilled to wear the lovely Christmas sweater Lois made him. Too bad it's clearly made for a female.
8 of 16 20th Century Fox/Everett Collection

Deck the Halls

Steve Finch (Matthew Broderick) is all about keeping his family Christmas traditions alive. Unfortunately, one of those traditions is having his family pose for holiday cards while wearing matching sweaters with stuffed reindeer sewn on the front.
9 of 16 Warner Bros/Kobal Collection

Fred Clause

We get that Santa Claus (Paul Giamatti) is suppose to look festive and jolly, but that doesn't give him permission to wear tacky sweater-vests when he's off the clock.
10 of 16 Imagine Entertainment/Kobal Collection

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

It's hard to say what's more ridiculous about the sweater the Grinch (Jim Carrey) wore: the jingle bell-lined candy cane sleeves or the "Ho Ho Ho" trim. The garland headdress, however, trumps both.
11 of 16 ABC

Roseanne

There's something awesome about seeing Roseanne in a holiday turtleneck topped by a green-and-red candy cane sweater. Of course, she has a beer nearby.
12 of 16 ABC

Modern Family

You have to love that Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell) and his family actually dressed in their most festive (read: gaudy) holiday wear to Skype with Phil's dad Frank from Florida. Claire (Julie Bowen) wins for the pom-pom zipper.
13 of 16 WB/Everett Collection

The O.C.

Seth (Adam Brody) loves the holidays, whether it's celebrating Chrismukkah or wearing the same reindeer knitwear from when he was 8 years old.
14 of 16 Columbia/Kobal Collection

Step Brothers

If this gallery focused on poses alone, we'd have a field day with this one. Man-child Dale (John C. Reilly) provides enough entertainment in this family photo with the mistletoe appliqués adorning his flying reindeer sweater. They even match his red Converse — nice touch!
15 of 16 ABC Photo Archive/Getty Images

Ugly Betty

Only Betty Suarez (America Ferrera) and her challenged fashion sense could pull off a snowman sweater with a three-dimensional string of holiday lights. The matching glasses and fake snow just add to the overall effect.
16 of 16 Dreamworks/Kobal Collection

Surviving Christmas

Quick, what's worse: Catherine O'Hara's red fur-trimmed cardigan with a golden jingle bell or the idea that James Gandolfini is wearing a giant snowflake sweater?