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#58 Ugly Christmas Sweater parties


Very popular with singles groups and college ministries. People who aren’t Christians love Cheesy Christmas Sweater Parties too. Maybe it’s one of the areas where the two cultures intersect. Although at a Christian culture party there won’t be any alcohol, that’s for dang sure.

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posted December 17, 2008 at 9:19 am

I think I’m going to one of these parties on Saturday. Can I borrow one of your Christmas sweaters?Thanks a lot.

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Caveat Bettor

posted December 17, 2008 at 10:52 am

There’s usually wine served at Christian culture parties in Manhattan.

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posted December 17, 2008 at 11:19 am

Good point. There’s usually wine at Christian culture parties in Seattle too, but a lot of people won’t touch it. In Texas though no wine was ever ever ever at a Christian party.

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Joey Sanchez

posted December 17, 2008 at 1:37 pm

One of the best things about these types of parties, is that quite often the host of the party thinks he or she has come up with the idea!

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Mark (under construction)

posted December 18, 2008 at 3:53 am

What a great idea!!!!I’m going to do this – sweater party thing … we were going to play Twister Christmas Eve … and you bet there will be alcohol!!! – I reckon being a Christian is neat there are so many fun things to do!!!!BTW – stolen you picture!!! The Grinch.

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posted December 18, 2008 at 7:13 am

Ah! you haven’t been to an Episcopalian Christmas party.Alcohol almost always, “where ever two are more are gathered in his name, there is sure to be a fifth” over used yes, and mostly wine and beer now, for for Christmas tradition always resurfaces, and having to look at those sweaters, a fifth would be needed.

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posted December 18, 2008 at 7:21 am

Aha! Yeah, I think Episcopalians are their own subculture of Christian culture. There are lots of subcultures, I suppose. On this blog I speak mainly about the evangelical subculture, the only one I’m familiar with. In that one we (or is it they?) say they’re okay with alcohol but don’t like to keep it in the house, toast with sparkling cider at occasions, and silently judge others who have champagne. If you imbibe in front of one of these, steel yourself for a “loving” confrontation later. Here in Seattle (and I’m sure many other places) there’s maybe a wine-snob subculture in which Christians have wine at gatherings but give you a look of disdain if you bring 2-Buck Chuck from Trader Joe’s.

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robert stinkenbottom

posted December 19, 2008 at 7:58 pm

my oh my you’ve been busy. during my growing up years when i was fully living the christian culture that you lambaste i never got to go to one of these parties. it was just a couple of years ago when susan had one that i got to feel the love. it never occurred to me that this was especially popular among christians. i thought it was something that me and my cool friends and bill cosby were in on.

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angela aka mrs.maverick

posted January 2, 2009 at 12:11 am

hi stephy,happy new year~ oh, and i do like all of the cheesy sweaters. i don’t own one but i still think they’re cute.steph, i’d like to talk with you a bit off the blog, is there a way i can contact you at a private e-mail?

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posted January 19, 2009 at 2:47 pm

This must be an American thing. At Christmas we just have a BBQ, Xian BBQ’s though would have less drinking.

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posted October 19, 2009 at 3:59 pm

I am a christian and I went to a tacky Christmas sweater part last year and there was plenty of alchohol.

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