It’s that time of year again at DannaSmile, for our annual Ugliest Christmas Sweater Contest. Dig out your ugliest holiday sweater, or go find one at your local Goodwill, Salvation Army or second-hand shop. Put it on and shoot a photo!

Where did the Ugly Christmas Sweater trend begin? Thanks to a 2001 party trend from Vancouver, Canada, there may be a clue. At least, that’s according to the three men who wrote “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide to Getting Your Ugly On.” Authors Brian Miller, Adam Paulson and Kevin Wool hedge that claim, saying the world will never be sure who held the first ugly sweater party. They also managed to write out 152 pages of advice on throwing an Ugly Christmas Sweater party with instructions that can be summed up in one sentence: “Tell your guests to wear ugly holiday sweaters.”

So let’s make it a party, online! Submit your entry now! Competition with the DannaSmile teams’ line up is pretty tough. Can you do better? We dare you to enter the contest!

Send your photo to our office manager, Pam Dolberry, at [email protected]

Winners will be announced before December 25th!