Were you one of the secret majority who thought that Colin Firth’s Christmas Reindeer knit in Bridget Jones was beyond cute? If for you, Christmas is as much about the jumper as it is the tree, then you’ll be in for a big surprise as the 11th December sees the annual Save The Children’s National Christmas Jumper Day 2020.
Just like our canine counterparts, a jumper is for life – not just for Christmas, although you can bet there are more than few options at the back of our wardrobes which only see the light of day once a year. But, you may be surprised to know that you can rely on these kitsch knits for other dates in your calendar. Thanks to the versatility of design houses such as Gucci and Prada – the festive favourite of Fair Isle, sequin embellishments and Lurex sparkles can give Santa’s sartorials an all year round longevity.
‘Remember that many of these patterns and textures, such as the timeless Fair Isle knit have been paraded on ski slopes and knitting pattern illustrations since back in the ‘30’s. Even today, many of them still remain surprisingly bang on trend and spread across the international fashion press.’ – Charles Daniel McDonald
If you do favour these jovial jumpers as a seasonal Christmas only staple, then that’s ok as well. There are an abundance of multi-coloured slogans and neon knits which are embellished with playful characters and textures out there. Bring on our Santa style file which sprinkles the 12 days of Christmas with a selection of options; from comforting oversized sweatshirts and trendy tinsel turtlenecks to the O.T.T novelty styles to keep you dressed for the most wonderful time of the year, whatever your plans are.
Christmas Jumper 2020 Lidl £7.99
Possibly one of the biggest surprises of the line-up, Lidl have only gone and launched their very own Christmas knit. This too-good-to-be-true price makes it the perfect stocking filler or last minute self-indulgence, while you fight over the last turkey.
Sequin-motif jumper H&M £17.99
It’s Christmas, so why shouldn’t we see sequin clad penguins bopping at a festive disco!
Christmas Jumper 2020 Nutella Competition
Although you can’t actually buy this naughty Nutella number, you can enter into their competition to stake your claim. They have 200 up for grabs and are perfect for someone who is nuts about Christmas jumpers.
Bansha Fair Isle wool sweater &Daughter £285.00
Already a covetable brand within the fashion set, &Daughter is hailed to be the queen of knitwear, thanks to their classic autumn/winter Icelandic Fair Isle knit, complete with ribbed mock neck.
Flea-bahum-bag knitted Christmas jumper Notjustclothing £34.99
Wool and cashmere-blend jumper Chinti & Parker £250.00
Chinti & Parker are reliable for always producing the punchiest, camp knits. Nothing says this more than your very own rainbow slogan on a luxurious wool and cashmere-blend knit.
Festive bake: Greggs knitted Christmas jumper Notjustclothing £34.99
Christmas oversized jumper ASOS Design £25.00
Let them know exactly what day it is! Even if you’ve forgotten, thanks to the fiasco that 2020 was.
Reindeer Christmas jumper Brave Soul Plus £15.00
A festive upgrade from the traditional block colour – Rudolf’s got a sequin red nose now, making him notably different from ‘all of the other reindeers’.
Attenbrrr: David Attenborough knitted Christmas jumper Notjustclothing £34.99
Sequin-motif jumper H&M £17.99
Christmas isn’t Christmas without mentioning the beloved Brussels sprout. H&M serves up a helping of this victorious veggie which comes complete with a Santa hat and candy cane stick. Second helpings anyone?
Snow globe jumper Free People £128.00
Almost as nostalgic as ‘The Snowman’, this chic Free People’s jumper can be utilised all across the fashion seasons thanks to its timeless Fair Isle design and chic balloon sleeves – as seen on Mrs. Claus.
Article: Charles Daniel McDonald
Photography: Copyright Each Prospective Designer