Microsoft earns spot on Santa's naughty list with truly ugly Christmas sweater

Windows Ugly Sweater Fire 4
Windows Ugly Sweater Fire 4 (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft's holiday-themed ugly sweater is now available for order.
  • The company releases an ugly holiday sweater near the end of each year.
  • This year's ugly sweater has a Minesweeper theme, including a tree made out of the game's interface.

This time of year, people gather together for holiday parties and get-togethers. Whether enjoyed virtually or in person, "ugly Christmas sweater" parties are a popular choice for offices. The idea is that people wear tacky sweaters on purpose as a joke since these types of tops are generally considered hideous. Microsoft is in on the fun each year, as the company releases an ugly holiday sweater every December.

This year, Microsoft's ugly sweater features a Minesweeper theme. Its front has a tree made of the game's interface, and other elements of the game are spread across the jumper. While these types of tops are often called "ugly Christmas sweaters," Microsoft markets the piece of clothing as a Microsoft Minesweeper Ugly Sweater. Anyone can enjoy the meme-worthy and hideous shirt.

"When it comes to holiday sweater parties, there's only one strategically sound move: this old-school Minesweeper sweater," reads the product listing.

In connection to this sweater, Microsoft will contribute $100,000 to AbleGamers, an organization that helps create opportunities that enable gaming to combat social isolation and to help people with disabilities.

To receive the ugly sweater by December 24, 2021, you'll need to order it by December 8, 2021 with standard shipping. You can wait until December 15, 2021 if you get expedited shipping. The sweater is available in sizes small through XXXL, though Santa appears to have already placed his order, as the largest size is sold out.

Microsoft Minesweeper Ugly Sweater

Microsoft Minesweeper Ugly Sweater

You can celebrate the holiday season in "style" with the Microsoft Minesweeper Ugly Sweater.

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