This is the year to let your inner Christmas geek shine. May the following ugly Christmas sweaters inspire you!

A man and a woman wear ugly Christmas sweaters The couple that wears ugly Christmas sweaters together, stays together. (Photo: TheUglySweaterShop.com/flickr)

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A man wears an ugly Christmas sweater at a party You always want to be the life of the party... but maybe just not for having the ugliest Christmas sweater. (Photo: Ramsey Mohsen/flickr)

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Yelp employees dressed in ugly Christmas sweaters Help! These people at a Yelp ugly sweater event need a fashion intervention! (Photo: Yelp Inc/flickr)

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A cat wears an ugly Christmas sweater Even cats must suffer the indignity of the ugly Christmas sweater (Photo: alli/flickr)

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A man in a lucha libre mask wears an ugly Christmas sweater No one would dare insult this luchador's Christmas sweater. (Photo: John Carleton/flickr)

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Two men in ugly Christmas sweaters, singing If these carolers come to the door, just close it as quickly as possible. The sweaters alone... shiver. (Photo: Clay Larsen/flickr)

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A man and woman couple wearing ugly Christmas sweaters 'Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how ugly are our sweaters?' (Photo: David Gannon/flickr)

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A woman poses at a Christmas party photo backdrop Sometimes, however, a fake mustache makes the whole outfit work. (Photo: dana robinson/flickr)

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A man poses with a woman and an empty plastic cup at an ugly Christmas sweater party Without alcohol, how does one survive looking at all the ugly Christmas sweaters, let alone wearing them? (Photo: Ramsey Mohsen/flickr)

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A woman wears a granny square sweater while petting a dog The granny square sweater doesn't need to be festive to be an ugly Christmas sweater. (Photo: Christopher Cotrell/flickr)

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Three surprised people in ugly Christmas sweaters We're as surprised as they are that their loved ones let them leave the house in those sweaters (Photo: Kris/flickr)