Best Christmas jumpers 2022: 31 of the best festive knits for women, men and teenagers

All the best Christmas jumpers for 2022

A selection of the best Christmas jumpers for 2022 featuring three different Christmas jumpers on a background of baubles
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Our edit of the best Christmas jumpers for 2022 is sure to get all the family in the festive spirit, with offerings for men, women and teenagers.

You've got your matching family Christmas pyjamas sorted and secured those top Christmas toys, so now it's time to snap up some of the best Christmas jumpers for the family. 

“Fast becoming a festive staple, Christmas jumpers continue to be incredibly popular for us at George, and each year takes on its own unique trend," explains Jamie-Lou Carr, Buying Assistant for Ladies Knitwear at George (opens in new tab). "This Christmas we're seeing more colour than ever, veering away from the traditional green and red to include pops of blue and yellow, as well as slogan sweatshirts and character options."

There's something for every taste and budget out there, from Christmas jumpers for kids to those difficult-to-please teens, and we've found the best options to save you the legwork.

The best Christmas jumpers as chosen by a fashion expert

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Jayne Cherrington-Cook (opens in new tab) is a fashion and lifestyle writer with over 23 years' experience. She's also a Christmas jumper fanatic. After years of wearing seasonal sweaters, she knows what to look for in the perfect Christmas jumper.

"The most important aspect is that they need to be versatile," she states. "It can't be too thick as it gets hot in the kitchen on the big day, but you also want to wear it on a Boxing Day walk or to the pub for a pre-Christmas drink with mates. It should also feel nice. You don't want to spend the earth on something you wear a few times a year, but you don't want something that's cheap and itchy."

With that in mind, she (and her family) have tried on pretty much every jumper going, and these are her top picks...

The best Christmas jumpers for women

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Save The Children Myleene Klass Christmas Jumper

Best for raising money for charity

Specifications

RRP: £16
Sizes: S-XL

Reasons to buy

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All proceeds go to Save The Children
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Sustainable
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Limited edition design

Reasons to avoid

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Sweatshirt as opposed to a knitted jumper

We had to start our best Christmas jumpers round-up with this special Save the Children jumper - the official charity of Christmas Jumper Day 2022. Not sure when is Christmas jumper day? This year, it's on Thursday 8 December.

Designed exclusively for Save the Children by Myleene Klass and her daughters, each jumper is made from an upcycled vintage sweatshirt. It comes in two designs and various colours - and the best part is 100% of the products goes to supporting children across the globe.

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2. Threadbare Reindeer Fairisle Christmas Jumper

Best for matching with the whole family

Specifications

RRP: £23.99
Sizes: 8-16

Reasons to buy

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Comes in different versions for all the family
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Good price
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Fun take on the traditional fairisle design

Reasons to avoid

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Limited sizes

Match with all the family in this cute Christmas jumper. This ribbed crew neck jumper comes in different versions for men and children, so you can be all matchy-matchy for that perfect Christmas photo. 

Jayne says: "My son is sadly at the age where matching jumpers are a big no-no, but he said he might be tempted by this one as it wasn't too in your face, however, I have been banned from posting any photos of us wearing them on Instagram."

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3. M&S Pink Snowflake Jumper

Best for being subtle

Specifications

RRP: £25
Sizes: XS-XL

Reasons to buy

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Pretty pink colour
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Sequin design
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Wide range of sizes

Reasons to avoid

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Might not be festive enough
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Pink won't be for everyone

Knitted from a super soft and snuggly fabric, this is the best Christmas jumper for those who don't want to be too obvious. The pretty pink colour combined with a sequin snowflake means you'll get more wear out of it across the festive years - and beyond. 

"This pretty pink shade is so on trend right now and I was immediately drawn to it when I saw it in my local store," says Jayne. "It didn't disappoint when I tried it on either. It really is super soft and strokeable, and I loved colour. It might not be festive enough for me but pink is so on trend right now and this shade is a super happy hue."

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4. New Look Christmas Pudding Jumper

Best for being cheeky

Specifications

RRP: £25.99
Sizes: S-L

Reasons to buy

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Fun, cheeky design
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Sequins
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Bright color

Reasons to avoid

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Might not be appropriate for all occasions

Those after something a little cheekier should look no further than New Look's Christmas pudding jumper. The two festive desserts are given the sequin treatment and positioned in the same place as some other prized puddings...

"Sequins are a key component for me when it comes to Christmas jumpers, which is why this one is great," says Jayne.  "I also think it's a time of the year to have a bit of fun, which this jumper has in spades (or in this case, puddings)."

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5. Mulled Wine And Tinsel Time Christmas Jumper

Best for comfort

Specifications

RRP: £42
Sizes: XS - XXL

Reasons to buy

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Can be personalised
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Super comfy
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Comes in a wide range of sizes

Reasons to avoid

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Might be too plain for some tastes
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Expensive for a sweatshirt

This cute slogan jumper from Rock on Ruby at Not on the High Street can be personalised and is made up of a soft cotton and polyester blend. Available in five colours, including festive red, it's designed to be oversized, making it great to cosy up in on a cold December night when working out what to watch in the Christmas TV schedule!

"Sweatshirts are great if you want something that's cosy but a bit more lightweight than something knitted," says Jayne.  "It's also a nice touch that you can add personalisation to the cuff, which makes it a lovely Christmas gift."

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6. Apricot Sequin Snowflake Christmas Jumper

Best budget buy

Specifications

RRP: £15
Sizes: 8-16

Reasons to buy

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Great value for money
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Sequin design

Reasons to avoid

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Might not be festive enough

This sweet sweater from Apricot shuns the traditional Christmas colours for something a bit more modern and stylish - pastel green adorned with sequin snowflakes.

"How cute is this knit? And it's a real bargain," says Jayne. "These knits are only worn once or twice a year so it's not worth spending lots of money, especially when they feel as soft and lovely as this one."

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7. Peacocks Snowflake Christmas Jumper

Best for all-inclusive sizes

Specifications

RRP: £20
Sizes: 8-22

Reasons to buy

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Good range of sizes
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Nice classic design

Reasons to avoid

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Might be too simple
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Lightweight knit, so may not provide much warmth

Get ready for the festive season with this classic Christmas jumper in red. Featuring a sparkly sequin snowflake design, the lightweight knit is perfect for evening dos teamed with a pair of leather trousers or a velvet skirt!

Jayne says: "I love that Peacocks have a wide range of sizes in their Christmas jumpers - and this one is a classic. It's a design that won't date and the simplicity of it means that it will go with everything in your wardrobe."

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8. Next Fairisle Pattern Crew Neck Jumper

Best for matching the dog

Specifications

RRP: £32
Sizes: XS-XXL

Reasons to buy

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Classic fairisle design that will last past Christmas
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Comes in a matching design for your dog
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Made from a mix that includes wool

Reasons to avoid

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Might not be festive enough
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Not dressy enough for parties

If it's your Christmas wish to match your dog, then this is the best Christmas jumper for you. The Scandi-inspired Fair Isle pattern is chic and will last past the festive period. Made from a yarn mix that contains wool, it's super cosy, so one way to cheap way to keep warm this Christmas! But all that is outshone by the fact your dog can have a jumper in a matching design, ensuring your dog's Christmas outfit is sorted! Twinning is winning, after all...

"To me, this isn't a proper festive knit, but it is a great alternative if you want something that you can wear past Christmas day, " says Jayne. "It's also lovely and warm. Perfect for winter walks though, especially as you can match your dog.”

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9. Amazon Christmas Cat Jumper

Best for cat lovers

Specifications

RRP: £19.99
Sizes: S-XXL

Reasons to buy

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Comfortable
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Cute cat graphic
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Great range of sizes

Reasons to avoid

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Sweatshirt, as opposed to a jumper

If cats are more your thing, this Christmas jumper is the perfect choice. Available in a range of colours and sizes, it depicts a cute cat tangled in the Christmas tree lights - something all cat owners will more than likely have experienced at some point during the festive season.

"I've snapped this one up for my cat-loving pal," says Jayne. "It's a simple design, but fun, and I love that it comes in so many sizes."

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10. Support The Claus Women's Christmas Jumper

Best for girl power!

Specifications

RRP: £38
Sizes: XS-XXL

Reasons to buy

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Unique, empowering design
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Comes in a wide range of sizes
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Vegan-friendly

Reasons to avoid

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Only available in 3 colours
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Not a traditional Christmas design

Mrs Claus take centre stage in this inspired Christmas jumper. Perfect for sassy individuals not afraid to wear their heart on their sleeve - this jumper is snug, vegan- friendly and makes a fun statement on Christmas day.

"While I love a traditional Christmas jumper, this one rates very highly on my list of must-have jumpers," says Jayne. "I'm a true feminist and I think Mrs Claus has been overlooked for far too long, so it's great she's getting her turn in the Christmas jumper spotlight."

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11. Sosandar Sequin Bow Christmas Jumper

Best sparkly jumper

Specifications

RRP: £21
Size: XS-XL

Reasons to buy

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Super sparkly
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Pretty design that will last past Christmas
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Classic design

Reasons to avoid

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Might not be festive enough
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Black may be too boring

Get ready to sparkle in this gorgeous bow jumper. The sequin adornment ensures you'll be shimmering all festive season. While the design is very Christmassy, it's also wearable once the decorations have been taken down.

Jayne says: "I'm such a magpie and am immediately drawn to anything shimmery or shiny. I loved the look of it, however, I wish it was a bit more festive - black is a bit boring for me."

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12. British Christmas Jumpers Paris Jumper

Best eco-friendly jumper

Specifications

RRP: £35
Sizes: XS-XL

Reasons to buy

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Made from eco-friendly 100% recycled yarn
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Supersoft feel
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Unique design

Reasons to avoid

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Colors aren't festive

Looking to have a sustainable Christmas? Then start with an eco-friendly jumper. The most sustainable Christmas jumper is one you already own, but if you're feel the need to splurge, this one is a great choice. Made in the UK from 100% recycled yarn, 40% of which comes from recycled bottles, it's super soft to the touch. 

Jayne says: "I love seeing companies that are using recycled material to make their clothes. Despite this one being made out of recycled bottles, it's surprisingly soft and snuggly. The Parisian design is also really unique and will make you stand out from the Christmas jumper crowd!"

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13. River Island Let It Snow Christmas Jumper

Best for colour lovers

Specifications

RRP: £35
Sizes: XS-L

Reasons to buy

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Fun colours and design
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Fashionable stripes

Reasons to avoid

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Doesn't use traditional colours
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No plus sizes

This is the best Christmas jumper for those people who love all things bright and beautiful. The colour clashing makes a real statement, while the motif and type give it a proper festive feel.

"As soon as I saw the colours on this one, I knew I had to have it," exclaims Jayne. "Not only does it look nice, but it's also a lovely fit. Not too tight or too baggy, and also not too warm. I will literally be wearing this to EVERY festive event this season."

The best Christmas jumpers for men

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14. Next Green Fair Isle Christmas Jumper

Best for a subtle festive touch

Specifications

RRP: £34
Sizes: X-4X

Reasons to buy

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Classic Fair Isle design
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Available in a wide range of sizes
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Subtly festive

Reasons to avoid

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May be too traditional for some

Nothing says Christmas like a classic Fair Isle knit - and we're big fans of this stylish green one from Next. It gives a festive feel without the need to into novelty Santas and reindeer. You can also mix and match with the whole family as this style is available for women and children too.

"The subtle design on this one got the thumbs up from my husband, who unlike me, doesn't buy into the kitsch side of this trend," says Jayne. "It was a good fit as well, not too baggy, and felt nice to the touch as well."

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15. boohoo Man Tree Rex Christmas Jumper

Best alternative Christmas jumper

Specifications

RRP: £25
Sizes: XS-XL

Reasons to buy

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Fun slogan
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Good price

Reasons to avoid

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Not a traditional Christmas jumper

This adorable festive dinosaur jumper is sure to be a roar-ing success on the day itself. Because not every Christmas jumper has to feature a penguin, snowman or reindeer. Pair with jeans and trainers for a comfy look.

"I love, love, love the design on this festive sweater," says Jayne. "It was a bit too much for my other half, but he did say that he liked the slim fit of the jumper, which made it feel modern."

Best Christmas Jumpers including a jumper featuring polar bears in santa hats

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16. Tu Polar Near Christmas Jumper

Best budget Christmas jumper

Specifications

RRP: £18.00
Sizes: S-XXL

Reasons to buy

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Good price
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Fun design
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Super soft feel

Reasons to avoid

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Design only covers the front
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Background colour might be too dull for some

Pick up this festive jumper for under £20 at Tu. Featuring a variety of polar bear motifs, it's a fun and easy-to-wear Christmas jumper that will last for years to come.

"This is a true bargain, plus you can't go wrong with polar bears in sunglasses," says Jayne. 

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17. Numskull Pac-Man Christmas Jumper

Best for retro vibes

Reasons to buy

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Unisex design
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Fun retro vibe

Reasons to avoid

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Not a traditional Christmas jumper

Perfect for the (pac)man in your life. The classic retro game has been given a festive twist for this novelty jumper, in a bold purple print. What's more, they fit both women and men so you can twin.

"If you remember PacMan, then this is the jumper for you!" says Jayne. "I loved the design - as did the hubby - and as it comes in sizes for both women and men you can match on Christmas day."

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18. Just Geek Winter Batman Christmas Jumper

Best for wannabe superheroes

Specifications

RRP: £39.99
Sizes: 2XS-5XL

Reasons to buy

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Cool design, perfect for Batman fans
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Classic colours
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Comes in a huge range of sizes

Reasons to avoid

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Not immediately festive-looking

Express your comic alter ego in this fun and festive Batman jumper. They'll be no questioning your allegiance come Christmas Jumper day and it's sure to spark a few water cooler chats on which superhero trumps all - Father Christmas surely?

"Can a Christmas jumper get any cooler?" says Jayne. "I wish it was in slightly more festive colours, but I love the idea of it and it's great for those men who want to get into the spirit of Christmas but don't want Santa on their chest."

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19. H&M Gingerbread Men Christmas Jumper

Best for those with a sweet tooth

Specifications

RRP: £19.99
Sizes: S-L

Reasons to buy

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Fun, but classic, pattern
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Simple crew neck
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Good price

Reasons to avoid

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Not many sizes

The tradition of baking gingerbread houses and their tasty inhabitants at Christmas now extends way past the kitchen with this fun gingerbread print by H&M. The soft knit is a steal at £20 and perfect for those not afraid of making a cheesy statement.

"This knit is generously sized so if you don't want it to be too baggy, I'd recommend ordering a size down," says Jayne. "The material is also nice and soft and I just love the design - it's almost good enough to eat."

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20. Pull&Bear Star Wars Christmas Jumper

Best for movie lovers

Specifications

RRP: £35.99
Sizes: S-XL

Reasons to buy

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Fun design
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Lots of sizes available

Reasons to avoid

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Might not be traditional enough for some

While R2-D2 may not be known as a traditional Christmas icon, he does make a one of the best Christmas jumpers we've seen. The Fair Isle design is given a movie makeover with images of R2-D2, making it the best Christmas jumper for any Star War fans. 

"I live in a Star Wars obsessed family so this is a must for us!" says Jayne.  "It does go up to a size XL and I love the fact that R2-D2 is bringing the merry force with him in time for Christmas!"

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21. Next Reinbeer Christmas Jumper

Best for beer lovers

Specifications

RRP: £32
Sizes: XS-XXL

Reasons to buy

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Comes in a wide range of sizes
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Fun reindeer print with special pocket

Reasons to avoid

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Might be too cheesy for some!

Add festive spirit (or beer) to your outfit this holiday season with this fun reindeer beer knitted Christmas jumper. The crew neck is flattering for all, while the red pom-pom nose adds a 3D element. What's more there's a special pocket where the reindeer's glass is - just don't pour your beer into it.

Jayne says: "I love pom-poms, so this gets my thumbs up straight away. The little pocket is also a fun touch and although the design was a little OTT for my other half, he said the fit was great and it felt super nice on."

The best Christmas jumpers for teens

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22. Not Just Clothing Greggs Christmas Jumper

Best for hungry teens

Specifications

RRP: £34.99
Sizes: XS-XXL

Reasons to buy

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Fun novelty print
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Large range of sizes

Reasons to avoid

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Might not be to everyone's taste
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Not very festive

Whether it's their bestselling Greggs steak bake or a cheeky Greggs chicken bake man teens love a Greggs and this novelty jumper is perfect for fans of the bakery chain. Sure to start a conversation or two at lunchtime and might make up for missing out on the famous Lidl Christmas jumper.

"The tween loves Greggs and although he thought this jumper was hilarious, he wasn't too sure about wearing it out and about" says Jayne. "It's also best for older teens as the smallest size was just a tad too big for my son."

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23. Monki Merry Catmas Christmas Jumper

Best for cool cats

Specifications

RRP: £25
Sizes: XXS-XXL

Reasons to buy

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Super cool graphic
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Good range of sizes
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Comfortable and cosy design

Reasons to avoid

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Not particularly Christmassy

This pretty pink sweatshirt is perfect perfect for teens who are too cool for classic Christmas jumpers. It features a soft fleecy inside so is perfect for chilling during the festive break. 

"Can a 40-something woman buy this one?" asks Jayne. "Honestly, I think it's great for all ages. The sweatshirt is so soft and the design is just too cool, that I may have just bought it for myself..."

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24. Raisevern Alpaca Christmas Sweater

Best for those who like to stand out of the crowd!

Specifications

RRP: £16.14
Sizes: S-XXL

Reasons to buy

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Wacky print
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Large range of sizes

Reasons to avoid

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