When is Christmas Jumper Day 2022?

Plus, our top picks of the best Christmas jumpers for this year...

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Find out when is Christmas Jumper Day this year, and how you can get involved with Save the Children's annual event.

The build-up to Christmas celebrations wouldn't be complete without getting a new Christmas jumper, after all, it's a tradition. But if you're wondering when is best to wear it, you might want to know the answer to 'When is Christmas jumper day 2022?' 

Well, we have you covered - whether you're looking for the best Christmas jumpers for women (opens in new tab), the best Christmas jumpers for kids (opens in new tab), or perhaps you want to know when you can buy the Lidl Christmas advert jumper (opens in new tab). Once you've made your selection it's time to plan the rest of your outfit ahead of the official day...

When is Christmas Jumper Day 2022?

Christmas Jumper Day takes place on Thursday 8 December in 2022. This day is when the nation officially comes together to help raise vital funds by donating money to wear their Christmas jumper to school or work or just for fun.

Whilst the tradition of wearing a Christmas jumper is nothing new, Save the Children decided to use it to raise awareness and vital funds for struggling children around the world. This year, the UK government promised to give the same amount as you give. Every time you give £2 to Save the Children, they give £2 (opens in new tab) as well.

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Save the Children are adamant it's not about spending money you might not have on new Christmas jumpers, instead you can decorate you're own, go to one of their community shops (opens in new tab) to pick up a second-hand piece, or maybe swap one with friends. 

They add that while the official Christmas Jumper Day takes place on Thursday 8 December, you're free to hold your fundraiser on whatever day best suits you.

What is Christmas Jumper Day?

Christmas Jumper Day is a charity event organised by Save the Children, which raises money to keep children safe, healthy and learning across the UK and the rest of the world.

The event encourages people to get sponsored to wear their Christmas jumper to work or school in order to raise money for the charity. This year, Save the Children has enlisted the help of a few well-known celebrities who'll be wearing their Christmas jumpers on the day itself, including Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, Jamie Laing and Sophie Habboo, as well as Andi and Miquita Oliver.

How to take part in Christmas Jumper Day

You can sign up to join Christmas Jumper Day via the form on Save the Children's website (opens in new tab). You can then choose how you want to pay in your donation, and will receive a certificate in January to celebrate your hard work.

Save the Children's Coach Christmas is also on hand to help. Once you've signed up, he'll be in touch to give you everything you need to make your day awesome.

How did Christmas Jumper Day start?

Save the Children launched Christmas Jumper day in 2012, and since then it has raised more than £27 million to help transform the lives of children around the world. This year, the charity has big plans to help mums and babies in Kenya with the money raised.

The charity is also aiming to create the most sustainable Christmas Jumper Day yet, and Save the Children has created eco-friendly festive crafting kits (opens in new tab) to help people upcycle their jumpers at home with easy-to-add and remove self-adhesive felt festive shapes.

Our pick of the best Christmas jumpers in 2022

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7. Knitted polar bear Christmas kids jumper - View at M&S (opens in new tab)

RRP: £16 | Delivery: 3-5 days £3.50/Next day £4.99 | Sizes available: 2-7 years

This novelty jumper is un-bear-lievably cute. Easy regular fit, with added stretch. Its adorable polar bear design features fluffy faux fur, embroidered details and a pom pom to top off their beanie hat.

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5. Dinosaur Fair Isle Christmas kids jumper - View at M&S (opens in new tab)

RRP: £16 | Delivery: 3-5 days £3.50/Next day £4.99 | Sizes available: 2-7 years

As kids Christmas jumpers go this is inspired by traditional Fair Isle knits, with a regular fit and has added stretch for extra comfort. Ribbing at the cuffs, hem and neckline keeps in the warmth with roarsome dinosaurs, Fair Isle-style stripes and zig-zags.

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13. Angel & Rocket Kids' Pablo polar bear jumper - View at John Lewis (opens in new tab)

RRP: From £10 | Delivery: 3-5 days £3.95 | Sizes available: 2-12 years

Simple, festive and 100% cotton, this bargain jumper has a bold and colourful Jolly and Bright slogan is not to be missed. Machine-washable and tumble-dry friendly (on low).

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15. Fun Fair Isle Christmas cardigan - View at Boden (opens in new tab)

RRP: From £37 | Delivery: free over £30 | Sizes available: 2-12 years

While it's not categorically a jumper, this festive cardi buttoned up an totally work as a jumper, it's just too Christmassy to not show you. A fabulously soft and comfortable knit, with 60% cotton and 10% wool there will be no 'it's itchy' complaints. 

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1. Sausage dog Christmas jumper - View at H&M (opens in new tab)

RRP: £19.99 | Delivery: 3-5 days/Next day £5.99 | Sizes available: S - XXL

As Christmas jumpers go, a dashing dachshund with a Santa hat, what's not to love! This soft jacquard knit will keep your little one cosy warm this winter. Become a member at H&M and get free delivery.

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