Last Call: You can get food-themed ugly holiday sweaters now

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But ugly food sweaters from Pillsbury and Taco Bell already sold out


You probably have an ugly sweater at the ready in case of a last-minute invitation to a fun, themed holiday party. Once my husband won the ugliest sweater prize at a neighborhood ugly sweater party, filling me with shame/pride. But anyone can go to the thrift store and search through the scratchy sweater section. You might have been able to secure your ugly sweater win with some themed winterwear, if you were a quick shopper. This year Pillsbury revealed two ugly sweaters highlighting its Doughboy mascot, while Taco Bell’s holiday section featured “saucy onesies” (for adults) plus a lineup of sweaters with “tipsy elves” and “taco tree” themes. Bad news is: These lines are already sold out, although you can still enter a sweepstakes to possibly win a Doughboy sweater. Good news: Ugly Sweater Day isn’t until December 21, so you still have some time to visit the thrift. [Gwen Ihnat]


The ugly history of beautiful angora rabbits

What my bunny looked like, roughly
What my bunny looked like, roughly
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I had an angora rabbit named Aiden in high school, and he was great—so fluffy and soft and gentle. (For the record, I didn’t name him. I inherited him when a girl in my dance group went off to college.) He was high-maintenance, yes, because he required daily brushing to keep that soft white fur from matting. But despite my many years caring for Aiden, I didn’t know the gruesome and Nazi-tinged history behind these gorgeous animals. Should you care to read something that will make you see these rabbits in a new, sad light, read this piece about angora rabbits’ fashion history on Longreads today. [Kate Bernot]

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.



Wasn’t this “trend” over like five years ago? It just simply is no longer funny or unique, much like those dumb Christmas suits.