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Whoopi Goldberg is selling $139 ugly holiday sweaters

Whoopi Goldberg with the collection.

Rebecca Smeyne/The New York Times

Whoopi Goldberg with the collection.



Some years ago, I was asked to judge an ugly holiday sweater party at a night club, which is about as scientific as it sounds. Judging a bar full of people tipsy on lemon drops and all trying to be the most hideous one in the room is something most can only dream of. To outfit myself for the occasion, I stopped in a Bealls Outlet and found offending attire for something in the neighborhood of $15. Here we are.

Fine, right? Ugly. Festive. Done. This seems like a perfectly reasonable amount to spend on such an item, but apparently Whoopi Goldberg thinks you can expect more and pay more. The host of The View has created her own line of ugly holiday sweaters that retail for $139 at Lord & Taylor, lolololol. They are made of wool, alpaca, cashmere and cotton, and mine was made from the tears of elves, so.

Of holiday sweaters, Whoopi tells the New York Times:

"I’ve always liked them. They make me happy. I’ve worn them for many years. I thought about all the things I’d love to see on a sweater. Maybe a brown Santa. I have friends who are Jewish and Catholic and married to each other, so I had a big green tree, and I thought, “Well, what would you put on a big green tree if you’re a Jewish kid?” Well, you’d put little menorahs on, you’d put dreidels on. We have a “What makes the family?” sweater, which is this whole family and this one guy is green, but you realize he’s their brother. You never know what kind of family is going to come into your door."

Hooray for diversity. I am actually quite fond of the octopus menorah design. $139 fond? Probs not, but this is celebrity pricing. Maybe they'll make their way into a Bealls Outlet after the holidays, and we can be ready for next year.

If you need more tips for winning an ugly sweater contest this season, you can find them here.

[Last modified: Friday, November 4, 2016 11:31am]


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