Can somebody explain how this ugly holiday sweater fad hasn't died yet?

Exactly what is appealing about the idea of paying more money than you would for a normal, actually good looking sweater for an intentionally tacky one that you can wear at most one month out of the year? Call me the Grinch or Ebenezer Scrooge, I guess. Just to be clear, you could go see three Melvins concerts for that same money.

But as the Kinks, the O'Jays and Jalen Rose say, when it's the holidays you got to give the people what they want. So I scoured the rock and metal internet to find the most garish red, green, white and black holiday sweater monstrosities I could - and accidentally found two (Jimi Hendrix and Billy Idol) that aren't quite as embarrassing. If you can't help yourself the purchase links can all be found below.

18 Rock Holiday Sweaters That Will Bring Shame to Your Family

... and a couple that aren't so bad.

Gallery Credit: Matthew Wilkening

Where to Buy Rock and Metal Holiday Sweaters (Even Though You Shouldn't):

Aerosmith Holiday Sweater:

Alice Cooper Holiday Sweatshirt:

Billy Idol Rebel Yule Sweatshirt:

Bon Jovi Holiday Sweater Crewneck:

Dio 2023 Rock the Halls Ugly Christmas Sweater:

Elton John Step Into Christmas Jumper:

Grateful Dead Skating Bears Holiday Sweater:

Guns N' Roses Big Guns Ugly Christmas Sweater:

Bonus! Guns N' Roses Holiday Scarf:

Jimi Hendrix Merry Christmas Photo White Crewneck:

Journey Don't Stop Believin' Holiday Sweater:

Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance Sweater:

Metallica Metal Up Your Xmass Holiday Sweater:

Motley Crue Year of the Devil Holiday Sweater:

Motley Crue Holiday Sweatshirt:

Motorhead Ace of Spades Zip Sweater:

Ozzy Osbourne Christmas Sweater:

Paul McCartney Christmastime Sweatshirt:

Rob Zombie Throne Pullover Hoodie:

Scorpions I'm a Xmas Believer Sweatshirt:

Slayer Show No Mercy Holiday Sweater:

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