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To hate Christmas jumpers and pyjamas

(216 Posts)
GaucheCaviar Sat 02-Dec-17 19:59:14

They weren't a thing when I was growing up, so no warm fuzzy memories attached to them. I look at them and all I see is the worst of disposable fashion made for pennies in Bangladeshi sweatshops. FFS, clothes specifically designed to be worn once as a joke? No wonder the world is goung to hell in a handcart.

jaimelannistersgoldenhand Sat 02-Dec-17 20:00:32

They aren't for wearing once?! My kids start wearing theirs on 1st December and are old enough for one jumper to last 2 or 3 years.

EssentialHummus Sat 02-Dec-17 20:01:17

I agree with you. Of course they can be used year on year, but they generally aren’t.

NotCornflakes Sat 02-Dec-17 20:02:01

I take wearing my Christmas jumper very seriously and I've had it for four years. So YABU.

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Sat 02-Dec-17 20:03:10

Err well I've had my Christmas jumper for three years wear it as much as any of my other jumpers

TheFifthKey Sat 02-Dec-17 20:03:34

I was at a Christmas themed event today and lots of people were wearing christmas jumpers etc. I doubt they were bought specially - mine is 4 years old, DS was in last year’s, and DD has a new one but bought two sizes up so it’ll last for ages. It was nice to see everyone look all festive!

SilverySurfer Sat 02-Dec-17 20:04:13

Fortunately it's not obligatory to buy or wear them.

1DAD2KIDS Sat 02-Dec-17 20:04:47

Agree, humbug

TheOriginalNNB Sat 02-Dec-17 20:04:49

Christmas jumpers for adults does my box in.
I can’t get into this at all. Even my workplace (nhs clinical team!) are doing it this year - wtf?! I’m not sure it’s that appropriate, really. Charity or not.

BadPolicy Sat 02-Dec-17 20:05:35

I've got 2, one 2 years old the other at least 4. I only wear them in December, but can easily wear them 4 or 5 days a week.

welshgirlwannabe Sat 02-Dec-17 20:05:44

Yes. It's awful. The worst sort of unsustainable, disposable commerce :-(

Tootiedee Sat 02-Dec-17 20:05:51

I've got a couple of Christmas jumpers that are a good few years old. My dc have a new one each every year because they grow quickly, would be the same as buying a non Christmas jumper each winter?

I don't know anyone who buys xmas clothing to wear once confused

SwedishEdith Sat 02-Dec-17 20:06:06

Agree about the jumpers. A 'Christmas jumper 'was just one with a garish naff design that a relative had bought that you (usually men) felt compelled to wear for a bit to sniggers of, "Got your Christmas jumper on, I see".

Kpo58 Sat 02-Dec-17 20:06:52

Can I also add festive bedding to the list. What is the point of it?!

jaimelannistersgoldenhand Sat 02-Dec-17 20:07:57

They get more wear than the average Halloween costume.

EvilDoctorBallerinaRoastDuck Sat 02-Dec-17 20:09:01

I can only afford to buy the DC one jumper each a year. As the school have made it clear that if you're not in a Christmas jumper for Christmas jumper day you have to be in uniform, their one jumper might as well be a Christmas jumper. I bought it in October, they'll wear it until October 2019, when I'll buy new ones.

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Dec-17 20:09:40

Ugh yes festive bedding. What is the point of that? grin

I don't mind a Christmas jumper, but it certainly seems to be a recent thing.

AfterSchoolWorry Sat 02-Dec-17 20:09:41

It's junk. Ugly junk. And as for Christmas bed linen....ugh

MartysHere Sat 02-Dec-17 20:10:13

I agree.

Efferlunt Sat 02-Dec-17 20:11:14

We like xmas pjs here but will wear them pretty much any time of the year, after all it’s only round the house. we don’t chuck them out in January that would be wasteful.

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Dec-17 20:11:26

The worst thing about a lot of the bed linen is it's brushed cotton. Eww.

EvilDoctorBallerinaRoastDuck Sat 02-Dec-17 20:11:48

The DC's Halloween costumes go in the dressing up basket and regularly get pulled out.

LagunaBubbles Sat 02-Dec-17 20:12:10

The world is not going to "hell in a handcart" because of Christmas jumpers, talk about an over exaggeration! Yey another miserable anti Christmas something thread to add to the ones about people daring to spend what they want on their own children etc. Fortunately what you do at Christmas is up to you and nothing is compulsory and no-one should really care what others do. But they here on MN.

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Dec-17 20:12:59

But people can have an opinion surely? When asked in AIBU?

RaeSkywalker Sat 02-Dec-17 20:13:31

DH and I have Christmas jumpers that are at least 4 years old. I’m wearing mine today. We’ll use them until they wear out.

DS is only just 1. He has a couple of jumpers, and some baby grows with reindeer on. All second hand. He’ll wear the pjs until they no longer fit him- I don’t care if Christmas is over. The jumpers will go back to the charity shop they came from.

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