Mac & Mac's Pick: Ugly Christmas Sweater Profits

By WEEK Producer

December 7, 2011 Updated Oct 24, 2013 at 3:10 AM CDT

If you'd like to be the center of attention at this year's Christmas party, a Vermont woman might have just what you're looking for.

Meet Anne Marie Blackman. She makes ugly Christmas sweaters.

She's from Killington, Vermont, and she's behind some of the most garish... gotty... Christmas sweaters.

She outfits the strange but wildly popular trend: folks wearing the tackiest clothes imaginable to their Christmas parties.

She started the business, "My Ugly Christmas Sweater" when her kids went to college... now it is big enough to fill a warehouse.

The best thing... there are no rules for an ugly sweater.

"You really can't make a mistake when you're decorating an ugly Christmas sweater. You can never have too many bells on a sweater. You can never have too much fringe."

Silly stuff -- but big business. Blackman ships thousands worldwide-- for about $35 up to $80 for more intricate designs.