The Holiday Jumper, Upgraded

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We’ve come a long way from Colin Firth’s Rudolph Christmas jumper in Bridget Jones’s Diary. This year there is a raft of fabulous, festive knitwear to choose from, from Loewe’s polar bear mohair to Leorosa’s delicate, embroidered cardigan. In a year devoid of holiday parties, most of us will be showing off festive attire only over Zoom. What better way to meet the challenge than with one of the many festive, but not cheesy, sweaters on offer. It’s the sartorial version of decking the halls.

What makes a great holiday sweater, you ask? Color, charm, a pattern, a creature, a texture, a sequin. Any or all of the above are welcome. The most important qualifier is that it makes you smile. Here are some choices for every stripe of holiday-revelers, from Grinch to Grandma.

For Channeling the Most Elegant-yet-Quirky Octogenarian

Leo Rosa Antonietta cardigan N.001

$586

LEO ROSA

For the Little Women Enthusiast

Doen Forget-Me-Not cardigan sweater

$398

DOEN

For the Fair Isle Fashionista

Marine Serre upcycled panelled Fair-Isle wool sweater

$875

MATCHESFASHION.COM

For the Coziest Revelry

Tory Burch Fair Isle pullover

$598

TORY BURCH

For the Candy Cane Striper

La Ligne Mini Marin sweater

$250

LA LIGNE

For the Demure Little Drummer Girl

Cutter Brooks hand-knit Filomena pullover, rose pink

$549

CUTTER BROOKS

For a Hard Candy Christmas

Lingua Franca “In Dolly We Trust” cashmere sweater

$450

LINGUA FRANCA

For the High-Fashion Miss Havisham

Molly Goddard Joelle tulle-shawl wool cardigan

$495

MATCHESFASHION.COM

For the Far Out Celebrant

The Elder Statesman Illusion heavy cardigan

$1,645

HEROSHOP

For Making Polar Bears Cool Again

Loewe polar-bear-jacquard mohair-blend cardigan

$1,700

MATCHESFASHION.COM

For the Puff Sleeve Princess

Ulla Johnson Rosina pullover

$525

ULLA JOHNSON