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David Ortiz Ugly X-Mas Sweater: ‘This is our (expletive) Christmas’ (pic)


The Ugly Christmas Sweater craze has been a fixture during the holidays for years now with no end in sight. But we can all thank David Ortiz — or at least a variation on his popular and profane catchphrase — for giving the silly tradition some much-needed spunk.

A new Ugly Christmas Sweater has hit the (virtual) shelves just in time for the holiday season that celebrates the infamous words the retired Boston Red Sox slugger uttered in April of 2013. Ortiz’s now-famous retort came at Fenway Park only days after the Boston City Marathon bombings, and it was a message of defiance in the wake of utter tragedy:

“This is our [expletive] city, and nobody is going to dictate our freedom,” Ortiz said. “Stay strong.”

And now, in celebration of that passionate and profane message, we have the “This is our (expletive) Christmas” ugly holiday sweater.


Brilliant. Although it’s worth noting that the sweater doesn’t actually feature the profanity. Some cleverly placed asterisks make it suitable for wearing … in most cases.

And the best part? As has been the case with other Big Papi-related items of late (here and here), all the proceeds go to Ortiz’s charity (via Teespring):

Just in time for holiday shopping, get your Ugly Christmas Sweater on with David Ortiz’s tribute to Boston. 

All proceeds of Big Papi’s Ugly Christmas Sweaters benefit the David Ortiz Children’s Fund, supplying life-saving surgery to children in New England and in the Dominican Republic who were born with congenital heart disease. 

David has helped save over 600 children to date, and with your help, can save many more this holiday season. Learn more about Big Papi’s work at

The sweaters retail for $34, presumably in tribute of Big Papi’s jersey number. What a way to turn heads this holiday season while spending time with the family, right?

And hey, it’s all for charity to boot.

[Hardball Talk]