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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

It is that time of year...

The sounds of holiday music in the office, the fresh smell of the corner Christmas tree lot, A Christmas Story on Saturday afternoon television, these are all the signals that Ugly Christmas Sweater season has begun. I have been amazed by the rising popularity of Ugly Christmas Sweaters. According to Google Trends Ugly Christmas Sweater searches are up 10X over the past 4 years.

To get you in the mood here are a few sweaters that I have found inspirational this year

 ugly christmas sweater :) 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

"W" Sweater vest originally made for Barbara Walters

This wonderfully festive red sweater vest was originally hand bedazzled for Barbara Walters for episode on The View. Barbara couldn't make the taping (and it was a bit big for her) so now it can be yours. W stands for Walters (or Winning or Winter), that is up to the wacky wearer.

$40 + $15 FedEx Shipping

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wreath Sweater Men's XL

Looking for a sweater for this holiday party season? If you are a big guy then this beautiful red sweater is a Men's XL. You will be the hit of the party in this all cotton sweater with a wreath motif.

This sweater can be yours for $60 + $15 FedEx

***overnight shipping & local pickup available***.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Sweater Afficionados.  From our family to yours hope you had a wonderful Christmas season. We will be back next year with a few more sweaters and a whole lot more pizazz. Thank you to everyone who bought sweaters and supported our friends at Pugs and Pals. Pepper, our beautiful black pug in the green and red tutu below came from Pugs and Pals.  If you would to learn more about the fabulous dogs available for adoption or just want to feast your eyes on some adorable pugginess check out their website Pugs and Pals.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The First Noel.. Christmas Hat that is

This astonishing red Noel Christmas Hat is THE fashion accessory needed for any Ugly Christmas Sweater party or just doing that last minute shopping next week.

Be sure to take good care of Colonel Cardinal's Brother in his feathery nest. Details are what it is all about.
All of this can be yours for $40 + $15 FedEx

Friday, December 17, 2010

Peace on Earth Sweater

Women's XL sweater in blue knit. $50 + $15shipping (overnight available)

Christmas Hat for sale $20

Merry Christmas Hat

Perfect accessory for any Ugly Christmas sweater party. $20 + Shipping.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Santa Advent Sweater

Every day will be a joy to greet with this unique santa advent sweater. It is a woman's medium in a red velvety yarn.  This would fit a man, but not a very big one (men's size Small). The sweater has an advent calendar built into the front of it with a great Santa on it. This one will go fast so if you think you want it, you should get it asap. Sold.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Giggly Jolly Santa Sweater

Santa Baby!
Santa's belly won't be the only thing giggling like a bowl full of jelly in this fantastic oatmeal wool sweater. Santa sits right in front ready to make small talk at cocktail parties and office holiday soirees.

Women's large-ish, between large and medium
Men's medium (Up to size 40)

Santa Christmas Sweater
Ladies Christmas Sweater

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Updated: The Moose is Loose! (Sold!)

The Moose is loose! Just got through a marathon Ugly Christmas Sweater photo shoot and wanted to share some of the wonderful Christmas sweaters that I found in the vault.  

My favorite out of the lot is this beautiful Reindeer Christmas Sweater.  Notice how Rudolph is chilling on the left shoulder. No proud owner of this sweater ever has to go to a sweater party alone, Rudolph will always be right at your side.. or is it left at your side?

This is a beige cotton sweater with a Reindeer attached to the left shoulder. It is a woman's large and will fit a man suit size 42(I know I wore it).

This one just sold and is headed to Calgary Canada for Christmas!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hmm 'bout that time to start thinking about 'deem sweaters

Having spent the weekend with the in-laws for Father's Day, I have to share with the world that Ugly Christmas Sweaters are on my mind. While at the local grocery store (Schnucks) in STL a random middle aged lady came up to me and said "Hey, I saw you on The View!". I was stunned, I mean I know I am fairly memorable but this was crazy. Turns out that she was a friend of my mother-in-law and she even attended our wedding (whoops!). But it really got me thinking...What am I going to do to take the Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop to the next level? I have a few ideas that I will be sharing soon.

One last thought - I am sure that you already knew that today is the first day of summer...What you didn't know is that today is the beginning of Ugly Christmas Sweater season.

Stay tuned...


Location:Somewhere over the Midwest @35K feet

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Lost behind the scenes footage from The View

I was cleaning up some of the files on my computer and I came across this lost footage.  Ok here is the background, after our show we were told that Sherri Shepherd was going to stop by the green room. Earlier during the day they gave me a hard time about using my Flip camera so I propped it up in my bag and "hid" it out of view. Or so I thought, sure enough as I am giving Sherri her sweater the producer Rachel finds the camera and then turns it on ME! Take a look for yourselves:

The View Hidden Cam Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop from Jody Mulkey on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Just wanted to wish everyone happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

PS If you missed our segment on The View here it is Ugly Christmas Sweaters on The View

Ugly Christmas Sweater Segment on The View from Jody Mulkey on Vimeo.

Here is the segment that we were in.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sad that it is over... I don't think so

While it might be logical to think that I am sad that Christmas is over, the statement couldn't be further from the truth. I also wouldn't say that I am stoked the season is over. What I would say is that all of the excitement arround Ugly Christmas Sweaters has me energized to say the least. Why else would I be so giddy to doorbust Michael's ;) I am not sure how far the Ugly Christmas Sweater train will take me, but I am looking forward to finding out.


Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

As I sat down to write this post my wife put on an episode of Modern Family, and as fate would have it... the episode starts out with the Dunphy Family wearing their Ugly Christmas Sweaters video chatting with the grandparents.  

So it has been an incredible Christmas so far.  Like most folks I did have a bunch of last minute errands to take care of on Christmas Eve and as I am checking out at OSH hardware store, I see a splendid tacky christmas sweater lover on the next aisle over.  So I head over and compliment her on her sweater. I then jump into my spiel about UglyChristmasSweaterShop.com and about my recent appearance on The View.  She was saying that her kids give her a hard time about her "Cheesy Christmas Sweater", but she says she doesn't care.  As she was leaving I asked her if I could take a picture with her. Her response was classic... "You can take my picture as long as it doesn't end up on a perverted website."  I certainly hope Sabra (great name huh?) doesn't think our site is "perverted" ;)

To make it even weirder, another customer overheard us talking and said that her daughter and her friends run www.uglychristmassweaterparty.com 
Talk about a small world.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The hits just keep on coming....

So after my experience yesterday on The View, I am well...let's just say invigorated. I had to go to San Francisco for work for the day and I made lots of friends on the plane. One special lady was Michelle our flight attendant on Southwest. I thought her flare was impeccable, but I will let you decide for yourself. I mean check out her light up necklace and that fantastic santa apron. Turns out that another flight attendant makes them and gives them to her flight attendant friends. Hmm. Maybe we need to expand into aprons.

Another fine sweater afficionado happened to be sitting behind us.  Although as I told her, I think her sweater is way too classy to be considered an "Ugly Christmas Sweater". The fantastic faux fur collar really just sets this sweater apart.

Then the piece de resistance was my friend Charlie that I met at the SFO airport.  His sweater may have been subdued, but he did rock a cane that has to be seen to be believed. It is more of a staff (think Raiders of The Lost Ark). Charlie is 81 years old and is very proud of his cane.  Obviously he has done some modeling in the past as he was a natural in front of the camera.

Just a closeup of his holiday themed cane. You go Charlie!!!

Behind the scenes video from my experience on "The View"

The episode of The View with the segment on Ugly Christmas Sweaters show will air tomorrow Christmas Eve 12/24 at 10 am Eastern/Pacific and 11AM Central on ABC.

Below is a behind the scenes look that we put together in the green room between rehearsal and the actual show yesterday morning.

Behind the scenes at "The View" from Jody Mulkey.

A peek into my adventure on daytime television (literally 15 seconds of fame :)

Make sure you set your dvr :)


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop and The View

Looks like Ugly Christmas Sweaters have hit the bigtime. Last week a researcher from the tv show "The View" contacted me via Facebook, they were doing a segment on Ugly Christmas Sweaters and found this site. At first I thought it might be some kind of scam but after talking with the producer it sounded promising.  I still didn't believe it was real until I got a confirmation for the hotel.  Next thing I know I am beefing up my collection of sweaters and on a plane to NYC. I am blogging from the green room and we are going to do our segment in about an hour. I will publish pics and more details afterwards.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

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