Friday, December 9, 2011
To Wear or Not Wear Christmas Sweaters
But I believe it's The Carol Burnett Show (and then, Mama's Family), where I got my aversion to Christmas sweaters. Every Christmas, they would do these absolutely hilarious skits about dysfunctional families around the Christmas tree, ripping open presents, screaming at each other over minor things, over-indulging. Carol and clan always wore these over-the-top Christmas sweaters, ornament earrings, Christmas pins--you name it. It was one big green and red gaudy fest.
I know that some people really get into the whole Christmas sweater thing, but I can't. Not without replaying a Carol Burnett episode in my head. A few years ago, when my niece was younger, she wanted my sister, me, and her to wear matching Christmas sweaters. To her credit, they were purple and not red and green. Fortunately she's a teenager now and would probably rather jam toothpicks beneath her fingernails than dress like her Aunt and mother.
Do you have a fave Christmas sweater? Love 'em or not?