Ranking the Washington Capitals Ugly Christmas Sweater Outfits
If you haven’t seen the above video of the Washington Capitals rocking out to jingle bells, you should remedy that immediately. But first a warning: you might find it hard to watch just once. There’s a lot going on, particularly in terms of ironically ugly Christmas outfits. So to enhance the viewing experience I’ve broken down the sartorial elements for you with a ranking of the best looks:
1. Joel Ward
Maybe this is my personal bias, Ward being one of my all-time faves, but the combination of the Christmas present sweater and the matching Washington Capitals team hat is inspired. Accessorize that with a pink inflatable saxophone and uncontrollable fit of laughter at Alex Ovechkin’s singing ability and you’ve got a winning combination.
The elf body sweater is a great choice only made better by the fact that Laich’s torso is obscured, heightening the illusion.
3. Alexander Ovechkin
The Great 8 gets points for his robot Santa sweater and just overall acting brilliance.
The comically tiny hat matching the sweater looks great. Green could stand to get a little more into the Christmas spirit, though.
There’s nothing groundbreaking about the snowman sweater-santa hat combo, but Backstrom’s elf-like demeanor really sells it.
See: Nicklas Backstrom.
6. Aaron Volpatti
Bears have nothing to do with Christmas.
8. Troy Brouwer
This is sure to be a controversial ranking, but an ushanka, a onsie, and Ugg boots are really more Russian business casual than American holiday party.