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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

Friday, December 18, 2009

Ugly Christmas Sweaters are catching on...

Well today is the day.  At the office we are having our annual GiftZilla (think white elephant gift exchange) and BakeZilla events.  Don't let the names put you off. I work at an awesome internet shoppping company called Shopzilla (we run bizrate.com, beso.com, shopzilla.com and a host of other shopping sites in the US, UK, France and Germany), so long story short everything we do has something "Zilla" in the title. Enough rambling, part of the tradition is to encourage folks to wear their ugliest christmas sweater to work on  this day of holiday cheer.  I will be sure to post some of the best pics after the celebration.

Updated: Here is our shot from Thursday (Thanks Dana!)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Colonel Cardinal to the rescue

Who hasn’t pondered this seasonal conundrum: How can I salute the holiday season in style AND comfort?

“Colonel Cardinal” is here to lead the way! A vision in crimson and white, the “Colonel” arrives complete with epaulets of majestic cardinals perched upon your shoulders calling out your individuality and flare for all things holiday. Rendered in a snugly mohair knit, this V-Neck Ugly Christmas Sweater is as soft as fresh fallen snow. But a heck of a lot warmer! Iridescent beading and sequins mean the “Colonel” is always party-ready! Just add eggnog and let the good times roll!

UPDATED Great video review of this beautiful sweater

Colonel Cardinal from Jody Mulkey on Vimeo.

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