Written by: Joey LeBlanc
It’s finally December and it’s time for one of the best things about this holiday time: Tacky Christmas Sweaters.
Tacky Christmas Sweaters plague this world every holiday season. Sometimes people despise these objects, some people flaunt them around to make fun of them, and sometimes people genuinely like them and wear them.
The age old question that many people ask is “Are Christmas Sweaters a fashion or a fad?” Well, they most definitely are a fad, without a doubt.
By definition, fashion means “a popular trend, especially in styles of dress and ornament or manners of behavior.” However, fad means “an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived and without basis in the object’s qualities; a craze.”
Tacky Christmas Sweaters are fads, because it is literally in its name that they are only popular in the holiday season of Christmas in December. They are very popular through one small period of time, where they are extremely popular. They are so popular that some people even have Ugly/Tacky Christmas Parties that people regularly attend.
They are not fashion in any way. They are popular for a short amount of time, not throughout the year. Fashions are popular throughout the year, and possibly through many years.
Tacky Christmas Sweaters are a fad, and should only stay a fad.