Merry Christmas. Now here are some crappy sweaters

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Once a year here at Westword, the overlords let us out of our "blogging cage" and send us home for a four-day weekend, equipped with homing devices so we don't try to escape. We'll be gone until Monday and the blogs will be quiet (we've still got you covered on stuff to do -- check our calendar listings) -- but in the meantime, we leave you with enough Christmas spirit to sear your eyeballs out.

Behold: our hideous Christmas sweaters. And just to keep you occupied, you can also vote for the worst one.

The pics below are some of our faves from a staff photo-shoot we did during our Ugly Sweater contest, but we still haven't picked a winner. That's where you come in. Check out our full Ugly Sweater Slideshow, and then come back here and tell us in the comments who you think threw down the hardest.

You won't win anything, and neither will the person you vote for, but what the hell. Merry Christmas.

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