These classic Hanukkah coins may look like gold, but they're actually chocolate treats you won't want to give up for anything (but of course you knew that). Gold is good too, though, because as much as we love sweets, we love our cash like the best of them.
Gelt Digger Sweater; $54
My Latkes Bring All The Boys To The Yard3/11
My Latkes Bring All The Boys To The Yard
This is one sweater that pays tribute to the early 2000s hit we all loved to play on repeat (or was that just me?). But instead of milkshakes, potato pancakes do the trick.
My Latkes Bring All The Boys To The Yard Sweater; $32.95 to $36.95
Let's Get Lit4/11
Let's Get Lit
Yes, Christmas decor sparkles and shines in all its gleaming glory, but there's really nothing like watching a menorah's candles burn out before your very eyes. (It's lit.) Prices vary per size, but anything under an XX-Large comes out to under $27.
Let’s Get Lit Sweater; $26.95 to $41.95
Happy Hanukkah Ya Filthy Schmuck5/11
Happy Hanukkah Ya Filthy Schmuck
Everyone knows this quote made popular by Home Alone 2 — and if you don't, you've seriously been deprived in the film department. (Also, it's a Christmas classic that even most Jews have encountered at least once on TV, so get with the program if you haven't seen it!) This sweater is a fun way to make a well-known holiday movie work in Hanukkah’s favor, and let's face it: we all have a schmuck or two in our lives.
Happy Hanukkah Ya Filthy Schmuck Sweater; $25.95 to $35.95
Hanukkah is the "Festival of Lights," and this funky sweater will bring the party all eight nights. But why stop there? You can show your Jew-pride all year long if you truly want. We're not stopping you.
Mazel Tov Sweater; $27
Oy To The World7/11
Oy To The World
It's simple: Just take out the "J" and you've got a whole new phrase that every Jew can relate to. After all, the world, even if we don’t want to admit it, really does make us say "Oy" on the regular.
Oy To The World Sweater; $24.95
Challah At Ya Girl8/11
Challah At Ya Girl
This hilarious ugly Hanukkah sweater comes in four different colors. It pays homage to the greatest bread there ever was (or will be). Challah!
Challah At Ya Girl Sweater; $33.95
Live Laugh Latke9/11
Live Laugh Latke
In honor of the best potato pancakes out there, this sweater will put a smile on your face.
Live Laugh Latke Sweater; $27.99
Deck The Halls With Matzo Balls10/11
Deck The Halls With Matzo Balls
This Hanukkah sweatshirt pullover will surely get a laugh. Who needs boughs of holly?
Ugly Hanukkah Dress11/11
Ugly Hanukkah Dress
This dress isn't so ugly at all, but it definitely will get you into the Hanukkah spirit. You'll be the talk of the holiday party (or kitchen table, if you strut your stuff in this number around the house).
Ugly Hanukkah Dress; $32.99
Whether it's dressing in festive colors, getting cozy in our favorite winter pajamas with a cup of hot cocoa or throwing on those frighteningly fantastic ugly sweaters we hold so dear, it's important to let the world know we're down to embrace the impending New Year in style. Most important of all, though, are ugly Hanukkah sweaters (the eight-night holiday does come before Christmas).
Ugly sweaters are by far the most beloved of holiday traditions. They're atrocious but admittedly adorable. And it's the one time of year we can get away with wearing the worst patterns in existence.
What it boils down to, is this: it's just plain fun to look ridiculous!
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It can seem, though, with dorky Santa pullovers and colorful mistletoe prints, that it's all about Christmas. But what about the Jews who celebrate Hanukkah way before December 25? (Can I get an "amen"?)
Don't worry my fellow Hanukkah Harry believers, we've got you covered.
This year, light the menorah the way you should always light it: sporting a massive knit dreidel, a punny Hebrew phrase commonly used by your Jewish grandmother or that one-liner from your favorite Hanukkah song (because, despite what people think, they do exist).
That's right, we're all for ugly Hanukkah sweaters this time of year. But, feel free to wear them long past the holiday season.
Hanukkah, whichever of the four ways you spell it, is a time for celebration just like Christmas. So why not dress the part?
Click through the gallery above to see all the amazing ugly Hanukkah sweaters you can purchase for yourself (and the rest of the fam).
With everything from shiny gelt to dreidels and more, these sweaters are where it's at this Hanukkah season. Some are funny. Some are absurd. All are fantastic, so get ready to get ugly.