Sorry, Aunt Bertha — this year, we’re forgoing the annual knitted sweaters (that match the ones she made for her cats!) in favor of a much chicer version. The latest breed of Christmas sweaters allows you to get festive, minus the cheese factor. Decked out with leather, pearls and bold graphics of familiar woodland creatures, these toppers will stand out in your family holiday photos in the best way. So bust out those matches, it’s time to let those dowdy old sweaters burn, baby, burn — or donate them, of course. Just make sure to save one for your ironic Ugly Christmas Sweater party. And browse the slideshow below to stock up on much cuter holiday sweater options!
(Also, talk up Aunt Bertha’s infamous Fruitcake to make up for it. It’s the least you can do.)