This fun pink and red jumper features the words “jolly” and “merry” emblazoned across it, alongside star and Christmas tree patterns. The midweight knit has a boxy fit, and our tester likes wearing it over a dress as well as with jeans and a T-shirt. We think this is a stylish suggestion if you’re seeking chic rather than garish Christmas knitwear.
Christmas is just around the corner, which means we’re getting ready to deck the halls, tuck into tasty festive food and drinks, and prepare for party season. This time of year is synonymous with nativity scenes, colourful lights, cards arriving in the post and donning seasonally appropriate sequins.
Ever since December 2012, Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day has become a festive stalwart, too. As the name suggests, this annual event is a day to wear a festive jumper and donate to the charity.
Whether you partake in Christmas Jumper Day or love getting into the festive spirit via your fashion choices, now’s the time to shop for cosy, Fairisle or novelty knitwear.
Read on for some festive knitwear shopping inspiration.
How we tested
Our reviewers sampled a selection of Christmas jumpers for men, women and kids over a few weeks’ wear. During testing, we looked at each knit’s festive theme, alongside warmth, comfort and value for money. Keep scrolling to see which one we’ll be wearing in December and beyond.
The best Christmas jumpers for 2023 are:
- Best Christmas jumper overall – Tu Clothing red Xmas jolly jumper: £22, Tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk
- Best budget buy – New Camp Ltd family novelty Christmas jumper: £14.95, Amazon.co.uk
- Best festive pattern – New Look pink knit Fairisle love Christmas logo jumper: £22.99, Newlook.com
- Best cosy Christmas jumper – Free People fireside tunic: £158, Freepeople.com