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My Ugly Christmas Sweater, Inc. has received extensive press coverage in televised and print media, including appearances and interviews on Fox and Friends, The Today Show, Good Morning America, ABC World News, The View, NECN Boston, and NPR. We have been featured in articles in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, and BBC News. We were even a question on Jeopardy! We welcome your media inquiries and requests for photos. Please see a sample of My Ugly Christmas Sweater ® in the media below.
Small Business Trends - Striking Gold with Ugly Christmas Sweaters
Small Business Trends highlights the success of My Ugly Christmas Sweater, Inc. in article titled Entrepreneurs Strike Gold Selling Ugly Christmas Sweaters.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters Trending on Google - Starting a Business
Ms. Blackman was a stay-at-home mom in 2008 when when noticed ugly Christmas sweaters trending on google. The trend has grown so much that Ms. Blackman was able to entirely pay for her sons' tuition - both attended George Washington University - with the profits from the Oldsmar, Fla based business.
Businesses that Give Back During the Holidays - NFIB Reports on My Ugly Christmas Sweater
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) reports on businesses that give back during the holidays, and features My Ugly Christmas Sweater and our Sweaters4Troops campaign.
How I Started a Popular eCommerce Business - An Entrepreneurial Journey
Anne Marie Blackman graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1982 with a bachelors in Computer Science, and tells the story of her entrepreneurial journey founding My Ugly Christmas sweater, a popular eCommerce business.
Today News - Why We Buy Christmas Sweaters

Today News reports Why we buy those crazy, ugly holiday sweaters (12/14/2012)
"An ugly Christmas sweater would be something that would make people look and laugh and go, 'Oh my God, why are you wearing that?'" said Blackman, who features plenty of examples in her book, "Rock Your Ugly Christmas Sweater."

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photo credit: Anne Marie Blackman

Yahoo Shine - Ugly Christmas Sweater Photos Slidewhow
Yahoo Shine Christmas sweater slideshow.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters: Hillarious Photos
"The ugly Christmas sweater party is one of the weirdest trends of the holiday season. In 2001, Jordan birch and Chris Boyd threw the first official party in Vancouver, Canada....A new book documents the trend: Rock Your Ugly Christmas Sweater, by Anne Marie Blackman and Brian Clark Howard. Here are a few of our favorite looks from this collection of hilarious photos of people rocking their ugly Christmas sweaters with pride."
Ugly Christmas Sweaters are the Season's Hot Holiday Craze - reports Ugly Christmas sweaters are the season's hot holiday craze.

"Anne Marie Blackman is on the front lines of the zany trend. The Vermont author of "Rock Your Ugly Christmas Sweater" started selling the sweaters as costumes on eBay four years ago. She said her business "just took off. Like, crazy took off." This year alone, she said her website,, has quadrupled its traffic.  It's also expanded to include, yup, ugly Hanukkah Sweaters."  12/18/2012

Vermont Standard - Ugly Sweaters are all the Rage and Local Entrepreneur Anne Marie Blackman is in the Business

The Vermont Standard from Woodstock Vermond reports: Bundled Up In Ugly For Christmas - Anne Marie Blackman from Killington Vermont poses in front of her 'Ugly Christmas Sweaters' on display in downtown Woodstock.

"Ugly sweater parties have become all the rage around the U.S., and leave it to thrifty Killington mom turned ugly sweater entrepreneur, Anne Marie Blackman, to jump on the trend...."I saw some on eBay, but I thought these could be way uglier," said Blackman. " 12/21/2011

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Rosie O'Donnell Show Crafty Christmas Sweaters from My Ugly Christmas Sweater
Sweaters from My Ugly Christmas Sweater, Inc. were worn by Rosie O'Donnell and her crew on The Rosie Show "Rosie's Crafty Christmas". 
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Photo: The Rosie Show, 12/16/2011 "It's a Crafty Christmas" 
The Chew - Custom Christmas Sweaters for the Cast and Guest Jimmy Fallon
12/6/2011 The cast of The Chew wore custom sweaters from My Ugly Christmas Sweater® for their holiday episode with Jimmy Fallon (who wore a vintage reindeer pullover).     12/6/2011

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Photo: The Chew, 12/6/2011 
GMA - the Ugly Christmas Sweater Trend Interview with Anne Marie Blackman
GMA visits Killington Vermont entrepreneur to report on her beautiful (ugly) Christmas sweaters. David Wright examines the ugly Christmas sweater trend. Good Morning America Christmas Sweater Madness: Fad Returns "Anne Marie Blackman is kind of the Martha Stewart of these things!"  12/9/2011
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Fox News - Woman Turns Ugly Christmas Sweaters into Booming Business

Fox News interviews Anne Marie Blackman about her extraordinarily ugly holiday sweters. Woman Turns Ugly Christmas Sweaters into Booming Business. 

"What started as a small home-based business evolved into a warehouse filled with fringe, lights, jingle bells, and whatever else you can think of. Her unsightly sweaters ship out in the thousands through her website"



NY Daily News - Ugly Christmas Sweters in High Demand
The NY Daily News 12/19/2011 report features My Ugly Christmas Sweater. "Ugly Holiday Sweaters in high demand in New York as popularity for theme parties rise".


The Number One Christmas Gift is Ugly Christmas Sweaters

PrWeb The Number One Christmas Gift is Ugly, and My Ugly Christmas Sweater, Inc. is Ready To Deliver 

"With an established track record of producing seriously ugly sweaters. Ugly Christmas Sweater® has established itself as the 'Holy Grail of Tacky' in the ugly Christmas sweater world, and their 2011 sweater collections are packed with hideously ugly potential contest winners."

WCAX Vermont Business - Christmas Sweaters are Big Business for Local Entrepreneur
Jack Thurston from WCAX television in Burlington VT visited My Ugly Christmas Sweater for an on-air interview on 11/26/10 for their Made in Vermont segment.
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Atlantic Wire - What Explains the Rise of Ugly Christmas Sweaters? Hint: It's Us!
Uri Freeman's Atlantic Wire article "What Explains the Rise of Ugly Christmas Sweaters?"  notes that people need not look further then My Ugly Christmas Sweater to find their answer!
Los Angeles Times - Ugly Christmas Sweaters Gain Popularity.
Three tacky photos from My Ugly Christmas Sweater were front and center in the Los Angeles Times article  " Irony Gone Too Far. Ugly Christmas Sweaters Gain Popularity." 12/23/10
"Looking to score an ugly Christmas sweater this year? Arguably the best (or worst, depending on your viewpoint) examples are on the website, where fringe Santas and stuffed reindeer go to die."