Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Gamers
Ugly Christmas Sweaters are now officially a thing. Nobody knows how (though surely Hipsters are involved somehow) but they are and they're everywhere. Ugly Christmas Sweaters in the mall, Ugly Christmas Sweaters in the bars, and even Ugly Christmas Sweaters in commercials for weak alcoholic beverages that are socially acceptable to drink at your office party.
Whether it's a fad or it's here to stay, I thought I could deftly avoid this clothing trend equivalent to The Purge, where all fashion crimes are allowable for the holiday season. Then, I got a text from my loving mother: “Don't forget: ugly Christmas sweater/shirt contest with prize to the best.”
Fa la la la la la la la f**k.
If you, two, are having this Ugly Christmas Sweater trend thrust upon you, at least show your gamer pride, and check out some of the best designs we found featuring video games.
1) Atari Love
For those whose "back in the good ol' days" goes back before Mario, this design has a little Space Invaders action, possibly the dude from Berserk, and every gamer's worst fear, E.T.
2) Bubble Bauble
A heartwarming scene from behind the scenes of Bubble Bobble. When Bub gets that present, he'd better "Hurry!!" and open it!
Nothing says the holidays quite like inviting your co-workers over for a feast... then eating them.
Can't pick a favorite game? How about a favorite console? If yours is the same as Sony's, this is the Ugly Christmas Sweater for you. Try standing under the mistletoe and see if anybody tries to "hack" you.
5) Santa Kong
Not sure why the Man in the Big Red Suit looks kind of green here. Maybe this is a bootleg version of our favorite gorilla's first game?
6) A Very Smashy Christmas
The Super Smash Bros. U gang at their office holiday party, but what to our wondering eye should appear, but a leftover Smash Ball -- things could get wacky here!
7) Sonic in a Winter Wonderland
Oh, silly Dr. Robotnik-Eggman, that's not a one-horse open sleigh!
8) Space In Layers
The relatives come marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah...
The in-laws come marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah...
9) Silent Fight
Probably my favorite of the bunch, this is an actual knit sweater, not screenprinted, for those who want that authentic geeky hipster feel. Fight stick not included.
10) The First Li'l Elf
This begs the question, which is more dangerous: eight dungeons, or eight stores at the mall the week before Christmas?
11) Joy to the World of Gaming
Ultimately, this is the one I personally bought, as it has a little of everything: rupees, Tetrominoes, Space Invaders, Atari joysticks, Mario blocks, and a bit of Pac-Man to top it off.
Plus, it sells as a hoodie at ThinkGeek.com. Hipsters, you have not completely defeated me!
Article by Ryan Bates