But banish all thoughts of Mark Darcy, tinsel-covered pom poms and unflatteringly cut knits in hideous hues right now.
That's right, the reign of the novelty jumper is officially over - at least as far as we're concerned - because the high street is packed out with rail upon rail of the most stylish knitwear we've seen this side of the North Pole. This year, it's less Santa meets explosion in a woollen mill and more classic style meets subtle sparkle…
With the likes of M&S, Warehouse and even Hobbs getting in on the act, you can be sure your favourite brand has something for you. From party-ready cold-shoulder numbers to softly shimmering fairisles and cable knits, our edit will have the most tinsel-shy amongst you feeling festive in a jiffy… Throw them over jeans in preparation to battle the Black Friday crowds or tuck them into a pencil skirt for the ultimate work-to-party look now and they'll still be cheering you up come January!
And if you're secretly yearning to don an outrageous novelty knit, but can't face becoming a laughing stock? Worry not. From George's penguins to Marks & Spencer's baubles, our high street favourites have somehow succeeded in turning our best beloved Christmas motifs from cringeworthy to classy.
Whatever your style, shape or budget, we've got the knit for you. Click through to meet your new favourite jumper…
Buy now at marksandspencer.com for £29.50
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