Novelty Knits for Christmas: It’s Novelty Knitwear time!! Whether you’re feeling festive or are entering a Best Christmas Jumper competition, there’s every excuse to ramp up the fun factor this season.

From stylish through to sensational, do you dare to wear?!

NAVY WOMEN’S (AND GIRL’S) JOLLY HOLLY CHRISTMAS JUMPER

Made from soft fluffy fabric this cuddly Christmas jumper has big sequin-covered letters on the front, spelling out the words ‘Jolly Holly’, with a sprig of holly – complete with red pom poms – underneath.

ECLIPSE TIP: This jumper is part of the ‘Just Like Me’ range, so it is also available in kids’ sizes (age 3–16). Jolly marvellous!

PRICE: Kids’ sizes £18-£23; women’s sizes £30 from Next.

BOOHOO ROLLIN WITH THE SNOWMIES SLOGAN CHRISTMAS JUMPER

‘’Tis the season for this cheerful ‘Snomies’ jumper by Boohoo. This textured knit is ‘not too loose, not too tight’ and made from 100% acrylic.

WE SAY: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, as this jumper is sure to brighten up your day!

PRICE: £15 from ASOS.

MEN’S INTARSIA SWEATER

If you’re looking for warmth, this Intarsia Sweater promises to add a stylish touch of luxury cashmere and provide a deluxe feel. With a striking fir tee design it’s Christmassy comfort with class.

WE SAY: For men who are looking forward to a tree-mendous festive season!

PRICE: £150 from Pure Collection.

HANDMADE HIS & HER REINDEER CHRISTMAS JUMPER

Huge fun are these matching novelty Rudolph Christmas Jumpers with multicoloured flashing lights, flashing nose, flashing antlers, Christmas tunes and Christmas baubles! They are also decorated with white snowflakes on the front and back.

Each jumper has been handmade and individual parts have been machine sewn for extra durability.

WE SAY: With all these lights you’ll be lit up like a Christmas tree Rudolph!

PRICE: £42+ from Fusion Origami via Etsy.

SPARKLE SNOWFLAKE TOCCATO RELAXED SPLIT HEM SWEATER

Twinkle to the races in this Sparkle Snowflake jumper made from 80% Wool, 15% Viscose and 5% Cashmere. With its relaxed fit and stepped split hem will look great with everything from skinny jeans to leather trousers!

ECLIPSE TIP: The jumper is available in different colourways but only the grey has the sparkly snowflake.

PRICE: £85 from Pure Collection.

BOOHOO MAN CHRISTMAS JUMPER WITH DASCHUND IN NAVY

’Tis the season to be jolly in this crew neck jumper with its Christmas dachshund design. Featuring ribbed cuffs and hem.

WE SAY: Awww, this cute Christmassy friend is sure to attract lots of goodwill to all men!

PRICE: £18 from ASOS.

RALPH LAUREN SKI-BEAR COTTON MERINO JUMPER

This gorgeous boy’s jumper shakes up the traditional snowflake pattern with two cuddly ski-bears. Made from cotton and merino wool, with rib-knit cuffs and hem.

WE SAY: What a Christmas cutie!

PRICE: £125 from Ralph Lauren.

FESTIVE CHRISTMAS INTARSIA JUMPER

Meet the Christmas jumper that is perfectly acceptable to wear all season long. Crafted from a super-soft cotton mix and adorned with cheerful robins, it’s stylishly festive with contrast tipping to the cuffs.

WE SAY: You’ll be Rockin’ Robins at the races with this one!

PRICE: £49.95 from Joules.

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