Silly, yes. But a lot of festive fun for you and the kids. You can't celebrate Christmas without a novelty jumper - particularly when there are so many different styles available for the whole family. From a Frozen–themed knit for you to a Christmas tree jumper for your tot, get your family looking the part this festive season with our round up. Have yourself a Merry Little Knitmas (sorry, couldn't resist)!
Whether you plan to raise money for Save The Children on Christmas Jumper Day on Friday December 16th, or just want a woolly for Christmas parties, we’ve rounded up the best seasonal sweaters for mum, dad (go on, make him wear it) and the little ones too! Now, pour the Prosecco, pop a mince pie and prepare to shop!
Reindeer and penguin jumpers (£8, Florence + Fred, tesco.com)Available from newborn size, these winter woollies are a steal at under £10 each, and will be perfect on Christmas Day.
Christmas knitted romper, £27, rockinbaby.comYour newborn baby doesn’t have to miss out on the Christmas jumper fun, with this adorable knitted romper. And remember, for every item you purchase, Rockin Baby will donate a sling, carrier, or item of clothing to a needy child somewhere in the world.
Polar Bear jumper, £16, mamasandpapas.comThe cutest little polar bear with a cosy scarf makes this Christmas jumper for your child oh-so-cute - and not just for Christmas, this is more of a Winter jumper. Lovely and soft with 100% cotton.
Santa jumper (from £15, next.co.uk)Too cool for Yule? Even the coolest kids will love the binary Santa on this rather smart grey sweater from Next.
Christmas countdown (from £9, George at Asda, direct.asda.com)Change the date on this cute pink jumper all through December: it’s a wearable advent calendar!
Elf in Training jumper, £7, Morrisons stores.Available in sizes 0-24 months, this cute jumper features buttons down the side for easy dressing of your little elf.
Santa Claus (£10, George at Asda, direct.asda.com)Classic. Old-school. Santa would approve. We love the sheer, cheesy Christmasiness of this jumper.
Rudolf (£10, marksandspencer.com)With a gold pom-pom nose, this super-soft sweater with easy buttons at the shoulder is perfect for tinies.
Dear Santa (£12, marksandspencer.com)Because every child has SOME explaining to do to Father Christmas… this is a great gift idea from grandparents, too.
Santa tee (£14, Bluezoo, debenhams.com)This cotton tee comes with matching joggers to make a comfy suit for that marathon play session on Christmas Day.
Christmas jumper bears, £4.99, WHSmith stores and whsmith.co.ukChristmas Jumper Day, on December 16, 2016, is all in aid of Save The Children. This year, WHSmith are selling these special Christmas-jumper-wearing bears for £4.99, with £1 from the sale of each going to the charity. The bears are called Benji and Bruno - so why not get your little one a bear to match their Christmas jumpers?
Gold reindeer (£20, debenhams.com)There’s something fabulously punk-meets-Christmas about this fluffy mohair-style jumper, and the gold sequins throw in a bit of glamour.
Red fleece (£10, mandco.com)Cosy and cute, little ones will love a snuggle in this Christmas fleece with a chilly penguin on the front.
Elf zip hoodie (£6, Florence + Fred, tesco.com/direct/clothing)How adorable is this hoodie? Baby will look irresistibly sweet in this fleece cover-up. Matching leggings are available, too.
Robin (£8, Florence + Fred, tesco.com/direct/clothing)With dangly plaited legs, felt bendy ears and a fluffy white pom-pom Santa hat, the texture on this jumper will give excited hands something to do.
Sequin Merry Kissmas (£18, George at Asda, direct.asda.com)With a little extra length this jumper’s a good match for skinny jeans or jeggings, an easy outfit for those busy Christmas days.
Xmas slogan (£18, matalan.co.uk)One for the fashionista mum. This is possibly the only way to wear a Christmas jumper with attitude. Looks designer, price says high street.
Baubles (£16, George at Asda, direct.asda.com)If your taste demands a Christmas jumper that whispers rather than shouts, then this pretty blue and silver bauble one may fit the bill.
Tree (£16, primark.co.uk)Simple. A little bit chic. And in forgiving black. This roomy jumper may just be the perfect Christmas cover-up.
Ice-skating boots (£25, V by Very, very.co.uk)Gorgeous colours on this unusual Christmas knit from Very. The shape is loose too, so you may need to try a size down (yay!).
Merry Xmas (£14, George at Asda, direct.asda.com)One of our faves this year. A fitted grey sweatshirt with a dialled-down Christmas message, plus a few sequins for fun. Adore.
Snowman (£22, Dickins & Jones, houseoffraser.co.uk)Nothing says Christmas quite like a silver sequin snowman with red felt hearts for buttons.
Polar bear (£25, debenhams.co.uk)A lot of Christmas jumpers can be bulky and hot but this one is super-lightweight so perfect to wear when you’re on-the-go.
Mrs Santa (£25, debenhams.co.uk)Why should Santa Claus get all the glory? Wear this Mrs Christmas jumper and fly the flag for women, the ones who REALLY make Christmas happen…
Fair Isle Christmas Jumper, £12, morrisons.comWe can’t say no to a sartorial Fair Isle jumper, and the fact that you can pick it up at such a bargain price while you do your weekly shop is a bonus! Buy it for your other half, and then borrow it and wear it yourself.
Santa Claus (£15, George at Asda, direct.asda.com)No need to hire the full Santa suit this year, just get dad or grandad to slip on this sleek little number instead. Add red trousers and – voila! – it’s Santa, 2016-style.
Jingle My Bells (£8, primark.co.uk)Ho, ho, ho and all that. At least this woolly will break the ice at the Christmas party…
Snowman (£10, primark.co.uk)Maybe it’s just us, but there’s something satisfyingly creepy about this snowman sweater. He’ll probably love it, and so will the kids!
Elf (£18, Florence + Fred, tesco.com/direct/clothing)Now he can go the full Will Ferrell in this brilliant elf knit. Shoes with turned-up toes are totally optional.