December 4, 2016

A Christmas Sweatshirt I Might Wear

hail SantaOne of the many Christmas traditions I'm very happy to be rid of is the sweater. I have never liked sweaters. I just don't find them comfortable or particularly flattering when I put them on. I don't believe I have worn a sweater in at least 20 years. Growing up, I could almost always count on receiving at least one sweater as a Christmas gift. And then, of course, I'd have to wear it even though I would inevitably hate it. No matter how many times I made it clear that I was not a fan of sweaters, I would receive one and be told that I needed to wear it.

The Christmas sweater, usually a gift from my grandparents, was the worst. It would rarely fit and inevitably be covered with some sort of garish Christmas imagery. Even if it didn't fit, I'd have to wear it for fear of upsetting Grandma. Fortunately, it is was ugly enough, I would not be required to wear it outside the house. The point of an article of clothing one could only wear for a couple weeks of the year never made much sense to me.

Now if I really wanted something Christmas-specific to pull out for a couple weeks each year, I could imagine wearing this sweatshirt. As a sweatshirt, I don't imagine it would be as itchy and uncomfortable as a sweater. I'm not sure why it is necessarily "anti-Christian" like it is labelled on Amazon.com, but I have to admit that I like it.