It’s officially less than a week away from Christmas… stockings being hung by the chimney with care, chestnuts roasting on an open fire and all that. Now, it’s time to get on your holiday party pants, or should we say sweaters. Let a sweater from one of these classic holiday movies inspire your sweater shopping this holiday season:

Crew Neck

The crew neck is the O.G. of men’s sweaters. It’s comfortable, slimming and darn-near perfect for every winter holiday occasion. Home Alone’s little Kevin McCallister officially made crew necks cool for kids everywhere. Whether you’re celebrating solo (as in Kevin’s case) or with friends and family, this is always a classic option.


$50 at H&M

Holiday Movie Sweater - Crew Neck

V- Neck

A v-neck sweater can be the perfect item to piece together your holiday get-up. It’s trendy, casual, and perfectly sports the right amount of chest hair. If you need some inspiration for a great v-neck, look no further than Uncle Eddie from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

$25 at Kohl’s

Holiday Movie Sweater - V-neck


Checking out Uncle Eddie’s style got us thinking – a great turtleneck under a nice sports coat can be a great style during the holidays. No one pulls this look off better than Liam Neeson, who plays Daniel in Love Actually. There’s even an entire article dedicated to all the turtlenecks in Love Actually, not that you need any inspiration past Liam Neeson.

$38 at woolovers

Holiday Movie Sweaters - Turtleneck


A cardigan is a classic go-to for fall and winter trends. Nothing can beat a nice cardigan during the holidays, just take a page from Old Man Parker’s book. You know, Ralphie’s dad from The Christmas Story… He’s a classic example of how to rock the perfect cardigan.

$72 at ASOS

Holiday Movie Sweaters - Cardigan

Sweater Vest

Sweater vests are the muscle shirts of the sweater world. Cold torso? Adult bib? This semi-sweater is multi-functional. Gimbel’s manager from the movie Elf is the all-star inspiration for sweater vests.

$35 at Macy’s

Holiday Movie Sweaters - sweater vest


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