Every year I absolutely have to buy a new Christmas jumper. In the same way that I absolutely have to buy a brand new pair of cosy pyjamas to wear when I open my presents on Christmas morning. Just like when I was a kid. Except now I tend to have a Champagne breakfast with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, rather than an entire tin of chocolate-dipped shortbread biscuits.
In order to get maximum wear out of it – and why wouldn’t you want to? – the prime time to purchase that essential piece of novelty winter fashion is right now. I’ve been doing my research (this is a highly considered purchase, after all) and have narrowed it down to a nice, neat top five. Here they are. Now I just need to decide which one gets the coveted title of Christmas Jumper 2013.
This jumper has it all: novelty Christmas image, sparkly diamanté bits and a 3-dimensional element. Bonus points for that. Plus, it’s under £30. Bargain.
If you can’t wear sequins at Christmas, when can you eh? I’m more than a little bit in love with this sparkly present jumper from Topshop. It’s also made with angora for an ever-so-luxurious feel on Christmas Day. That’ll do nicely with my Champagne, thank you.
Presents, snowflake, Christmas tree AND baubles, this jumper from ASOS gets maximum points for Christmas imagery. Plus, it’s really cute.
Cutesy prancing reindeer and hearts, this jumper from Miss Selfridge is FULL ON CHRISTMAS. I love it. Plus, the length is perfect for wearing with a pair of leggings for the ultimate comfy Christmas Day outfit.
By far the best bargain, this simple knitted Christmas jumper from H&M is rather more subtle than the others in this list. Great for adding a Christmas touch without going too OTT, you could start wearing this one right now. Actually, scratch that. I’d wear them ALL right now.
MERRY CHRISTMAS! *Fa la la la la, la la la la…*