Sunday, December 20, 2009

Festive-wear Friday!

For the past couple of years, I have peer pressured asked my co-workers to participate in Festive-wear Friday. Otherwise known as Ugly Sweater Day.

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We (well, the ones that succumb to my pressure) wear the festive attire, we bring in platters among platters worth of food, and we play Christmas…errr…holiday music in between classes.

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My sweater was 4 sizes too big, and my friend’s vest was 3 sizes too small.  Oh, the beauty of buying your clothes at Salvation Army.  You just never know what you’re gonna get.DSC00230[1]

They’re dumber than a box of rocks, but I sure do love ‘em! 

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I’m officially on Christmas break, and I can officially start shopping for Christmas.  And packing for our trip back home.  Oh…and we’re going to Disney World on Christmas day.  Looks like I’ll be packing for that as well.  Anyone know a good therapist?

44 comments:

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Ugly Sweater Day! How fun and funny is that?! Great idea. Thanks for the "holiday" chuckle!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Mel said...

oh my! too funny.

I especially love the sweater on the man in the front left of the group shot! Is that his mum's sweater? ha ha

Merry Christmas from a stalker (not really)

heidi @ wonder woman wannabe said...

HA! Love it, esp. the pics of ya'll with your eyes closed and the one whre everyone's looking in a different direction. Classic. I attended two parties in which I could sport my ugly sweater. Heres one of them...

http://1wonderwomanwannabe.blogspot.com/2009/12/one-body-many-parts-great-party.html

Enjoy your vacation!
Cheers!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I love ugly sweater parties. I wish my school would do one!!! You are too much fun!

Laura said...

Oh, the poor wives that had to look at those men dressed like that! LOL!

Ashlee said...

I told my friends that we are doing this along with white elephant presents for each other :) You all look AWESOME!

Rachelle said...

I wear a vest like that every day in December, I don't see the problem?

;)

I think it's quite stylish.

Brittny said...

I don't know who that guy is in the bottom left corner, but his outfit is A W E S O M E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love tacky Christmas sweater parties!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

This tradition seems to be sooo popular and I just love it! Ugly sweaters need to be made fun of and you and your coworkers wear them well.

Um...Disney World on Christmas Day??? Your kids are probably jumping out of their skins with excitement! Santa and Mickey all in the same day is just too much for little fait hearts to take. Wow. I don't know of a good therapist but I know who sure is a fun mom! Can you adopt me?

Amber, That's Me! said...

Love it- looks like you had so much fun! We just attended our first USP last night and got first place!!

Magic Brush said...

We won at an ugly Christmas Sweater party last night. Got tickets to the Chief's football game for today! It pays to look ugly sometimes. My sweater was 4 times too big also and I swear I looked like an oompah loompah!

Nancy said...

That's hysterical! Those are some of the fugliest sweaters ever! Glad you and your co-workers have such a good sense of humor!

Nancy

Valerie said...

Ok, I seem to be the only one who hasn't heard of this idea, but I am definately adopt this idea!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Merry Christmas... and have so much fun at DW!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

We did disney on Christmas eve one year...Therapist Dr. Joe 772-633-9200. Call him. He'll help.

;~p

Sweaters? I think they are highly festive...andodd. But festive! Have a great holiday. Enjoy your time off!

Beth said...

That's great! Disney on Christmas?! Oh my...sounds like fun, fun, fun!

Drew&Samsmom said...

ha! we did th same thing in my office! http://didatbrandonandstevie.blogspot.com/2009/12/merry-christmas.html

The Gathering Place said...

I love you ugly sweaters! We had an ugly sweater contest last Christmas with my family and I thought I'd link you to our sweaters. My son had air freshener trees on his-smelly! By the way, I am also a teacher and I love reading your blog.
JoAnn
P.S. I just realized I don't know how to link to a comment. Sorry!

Southern Gal said...

You wanna know what's sad? At church this morning I saw quite a few festive sweaters...
And I have those turtlenecks in the attic somewhere. You or your friends want to buy them at Salvation Army prices?

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Disney World! You'll be in my neck of the woods :) Hope you guys have a wonderful trip and make lots of fun memories. Merry Christmas!

The Gathering Place said...

O.K., first of all, I really can spell ("your" not "you"). Secondly, I linked to your post. You inspired me to re-post about our party last year. Thanks,
JoAnn

RNSANE said...

I don't even think they are ugly!! Some of them are really cute - and you all look like you're having great fun!

dawn said...

I am loving the guy in front with the women's ensemble on. Awesome!

Disneyworld at Christmas is wonderful--we have gone often at that time of year since we have family a few hours away. Enjoy!!

Nikki said...

Ugly Sweater Day sounds like a LOT of fun!

Judy said...

What a fun thing to do! I especially love the guys and all of their festive wear. Have a great holiday!

Kelly Ann said...

there was a great segment on ugly Christmas sweaters on the CBS Sunday show..I love that you even got the guys involved..too funny.

sissie said...

Can you believe that those Christmas sweaters used to be all the rage!
You girls and guys sure look good in yours!

Merry Christmas.

Kathy said...

SOOO.. I actually LIKE the sweater second to the right. What does that say about me? Wait. Don't answer that.

BTW--Im doing my first big giveaway right now--A Canon Photo Printer
Kathy
(at) Having a Hallelujah Good Time
www.handfulofellers.blogspot.com

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I think the best sweater was the red one worn by THE MAN. :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

makes me miss teaching a little bit - or at least the relationships with other teachers! You guys are funny. Have a great Christmas break!

Country Dreaming said...

We had that at our school last Friday and one of the Reading aides (a guy) came in in a hot pink cardigan complete with bows and sequins on it. We all gave him a very hard time.
Enjoy your break-we have TWO more days!

Melinda

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

So funny! It seems like we all have one of those ugly holiday sweaters in our closets.

Linda said...

Cute idea. I am officially on Christmas break too and am so enjoying in only two days in. I know it will be over in a flash. I haven't been blogging much since I started teaching so I am looking forward to getting caught up.
Blessings,
Linda

Cottage Dreamers said...

Ha ha!! Too funny!!!

Frippery said...

Too funny.

The Gathering Place said...

I borrowed another idea from your blog (your covered notebook binders). I posted my version. Thanks for sharing the idea.
JoAnn

Michelle said...

Not only do I think the ugly sweater day is hilarious (I've been gifted a few), but I laughed even harder when I recognized some of my old RHS teachers and Jared (at least I think that's him). He really rocks out that sweater and turtleneck.

Ashley said...

How awesome you have gotten everyone in the Christmas spirit!!! Looks like so much fun! My office isn't that fun.

Jerri-Lea said...

Our staff wanted to try that but we have 75 on staff and the thrift store didn't have enough for all of us... maybe next year!
How long are you in Disney?? We'll be there the 30th to the 8th!

Kasey Hunt said...

Love the pics. Those vests are classic.

Cathy said...

Since the next few days are going to be crazy I want to wish you all a early Merry Christmas.. thanks for letting me view your life and visiting mine.

Cathy

Kim said...

Sorry, but I don't find them to be "Ugly" just full of fun. :)

Anne said...

Too funny! Especially the guy in the front far left side. He must be a riot to pull off a woman's sweater!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

My daughter just went to an ugly sweater party lol. I think it's hilarious!!

Christa said...

So have such a funny and creative blog. Love it. Merry Christmas to you and your family

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