So, Christmas is coming and by way of celebration and preparation we will be offering a selection of Holiday guides with our favorite gift suggestions as well as the best holiday-friendly outfits to make sure you’re festive to the max. First up an essential: The Christmas sweater. No doubt you’ll be spending much of December sipping intense spirits from a crystal glass by a roaring fireplace. This activity requires — sorry, demands — some sort of jazzy sweater. Avoiding any awful casual Friday comedy tie situations our six features wearable offerings from Beams Plus, William Fox & Sons, Sibling for Topman, Perry Ellis, North Sea Clothing and Saint Laurent. Take a look after the jump.

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William Fox & Sons Multi Fair Isle Jumper

Of course, Fair Isle, that most Christmas-y of knits. We had a hard time pinning it down to just one but this crew neck from William Fox & Sons is most definitely a favourite, 100% wool, Made in Scotland. ($355)


Sibling for Topman Skull Antler Jumper

British knitwear label Sibling release a collection of holiday sweaters for Topman, the subject of a recent post, this skull jumper simultaneously says ‘I love Christmas’ and ‘Christmas isn’t all fun and games.’ ($160)


Perry Ellis Donegal Cable Crew Neck

Perry Ellis take inspiration from Irish cable knits with a sweater festive in both color and pattern. Keeping it simple with just a panel of cable across the chest, this one will see you through the Holidays and beyond. ($80)


Saint Laurent Studded Crew Neck

Saint Laurent present something season and brand-appropriate mixing this Christmas pattern with stud detailing just so you don’t get too cozy. A thick ribbed collar, a wool, cashmere and alpaca mix, warm and soft in a rock-and-roll sort of way. ($2,190)


Beams Plus Ski Crew

Celebrating snow and ski, Beams Plus present this ode to the slopes in this navy sweater with a touch of ’60s home knit about it. A chunky jumper with raglan sleeves, another Americana-flavored product from Beams Plus. ($180)


North Sea Clothing – Ecru Explorer Jumper

An old favorite, North Sea’s classic nautical shawl knit sweater in a Norwegian ‘Intrepid’ pattern. We can attest to the sweater’s ability to retain heat, possibly the warmest jumper we’ve had the pleasure of slipping on. Slim-fit, 100% pure new lambswool, made in England. ($300)

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