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.