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8 best kids’ Christmas jumpers to keep them warm and festive

We've found a sweater fit for any little star to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in

<p>Make sure they don it on 11 December on the charity day</p>

Make sure they don it on 11 December on the charity day

The countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun.

So, if you’ve sorted your tree, purchased your presents, and gone to town on your food shop, then it’s time to turn your attention to the beloved Christmas jumper.

While you may need to coax an adult into donning festive attire, with kids it’s a different story… and it’s no surprise really; a Christmas jumper is full of fun and festive cheer, and a sure sign that Santa is on his way.

On Friday 11 December millions of people in the UK will be putting on their finest for Christmas Jumper Day to raise money for Save the Children, so be sure to look the part and donate.

We’ve rounded up the jolliest jumpers available to put a smile on your child’s face, and we’re sure it’s infectious so the whole family will be in the Christmas spirit quicker than you can say Rudolph.

You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Independent.

Polarn O.Pyret nordic Christmas kids’ jumper

This sweet festive jumper by Swedish brand Polarn O.Pyret sets the scene beautifully for a magical Christmas. Inspired by traditional Nordic landscapes, you’ll struggle to find something quite as comfortable as it’s made from super soft GOT-certified organic cotton. Available in sizes one to six years, you’ll find buttons on one shoulder for sizes under two years to help dress your excitable little one. We love the simple design of this jumper, with the white reindeer popping against the red backdrop.

JoJo Maman Bébé red reindeer Fair Isle jumper

You can’t go wrong with this reindeer Fair Isle jumper from baby specialists JoJo Maman Bébé. Made from a lambswool mix it’s super soft to the touch which is perfect for precious new skin. There’s also a button at the back for easy dressing, but we’re fairly confident that once you’ve got baby in this jumper they won’t want to take it off. 

Boden cosy Fair Isle cardigan college navy reindeer

Okay, so not strictly a jumper… but with reindeer, Christmas trees and general Fair Isle cheer, we couldn’t resist including this cardigan from classic British brand Boden. Part of its Merry Missions range, this cardigan is made from a beautiful blend of 60 per cent cotton, 30 per cent polyamide and 10 per cent wool which will keep little ones’ cosy. We love the colourful trim around the neck and cuff, full of festive fun.

Stella McCartney kids’ grey Christmas cracker sweatshirt

If there’s one child fashion designer you can rely on for fun and frolics at Christmas time, it’s Stella McCartney. And this year she doesn’t disappoint. Crafted with sustainable 100 per cent organic cotton, we love this wacky Christmas cracker branding, a fabulous unisex sweater full of festive cheer. A brushed fleeced lining, ribbed cuff and hem, it’s super snug and has that luxe quality too. 

Patachou Xmas jumper

Luxury Portuguese clothes and accessories brand for baby and children Patachou is a special choice whatever time of year, but its exclusive designs Christmas designs have us weak at the knees. A puppy wearing a Christmas jumper and bobble hat on a child’s Christmas jumper? Yes please.

 This 100 per cent cotton knitted jumper fastens on the shoulder with two buttons, and while the brand has categorised this as a boy’s jumper, we think it looks equally sweet on a girl. Due to the composition it’s lightweight while still providing the right amount of cosiness, perfect for running ragged on Christmas day.

Matalan boys’ dinosaur light up Christmas jumper

Light up this Christmas… no really, this jumper will do just that with its built-in light up feature. The flick of a button, which is discreetly placed inside the jumper, the lights that are dotted about the snowy scene and festive T-Rex will flash in an array of colours. Available in ages four to ten, the jumper includes a thoughtful gift tag, so you can fill in who this is for and who it’s from. 

Joules the cracking festive mini me jumper

A full festive palette of red, green and a smattering of snowy white, this pheasant jumper from British classic Joules is sure to fill you with all the Christmas feels. As part of the brand’s Woodland Edit – inspired by its love of the countryside – every time you buy an item from the Woodland Edit it will plant a tree with the Woodland Trust. So not only does the jumper look oh-so-good, it does good too. And if you’re up for some mini me styling, this unisex jumper comes in adult sizes too.

Next kids’ Christmas flippy sequin stag jumper

Next has a whopping selection of Christmas jumpers for the whole family with its "Just Like Me” range. We love this sequin stag jumper, simply flip the sequins over and reveal a cheery reindeer face – kids go crackers for this clever feature, and we must admit it’s pretty tactile for adults too. The flecks of white and red trim around the bottom of the jumper and cuffs complete the festive look. 

The verdict: Kids’ Christmas jumpers

With its cool yet traditional Nordic inspired print, we think the sweet nad oh-so comfy jumper by Polarn O.Pyret sets the scene beautifully for a magical Christmas. If you’re looking for something a little more enthralling, Matalan’s dinosaur light up Christmas jumper.

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