The Night Before Expands the Definition of Ugly Christmas Sweaters
No matter which religion you subscribe to, late December is a time for coming together with loved ones and wearing silly Christmas sweaters. The upcoming holiday comedy film "The Night Before" starring Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie celebrates this sacred tradition and pushes the boundaries for what counts as an ugly Christmas sweater.
You obviously don't have to be a Christian to celebrate Christmas or enjoy wearing ugly sweaters. In fact, many of the symbols that adorn Christmas sweaters such as pine trees and elves are actually rooted in ancient northern European mythology. Long before the birth of Jesus, ancient tribes celebrated the winter solstice much like we celebrate Christmas today by giving gifts and eating large meals with their loved ones. Winter Solstice is the darkest day of the year, which means that the sun will start staying out longer and the road to spring has begun. What better time to stay inside and wear a cozy sweater?
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