Friday, December 18, 2015, is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day! How do you celebrate? Wear an ugly Christmas sweater!

Starbucks is encouraging their partners (Starbucks calls their employees ‘partners’) to wear an ugly Christmas sweater December 18th – 20th. You might see your favorite baristas decked in a ugly holiday sweater!

This week, Starbucks introduced the Ugly Christmas Sweater Gingerbread cookie, which you can buy individually or in a box six cookies:

2 - 1 - 20151214_082123 basket of gingerbread ugly sweater starbucks cookies

2 - 1 - 20151214_082130 ugly gingerbread sweater cookies

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If you happen to really like gingerbread cookies, there is a Starbucks card that was created just for you:

2 - 1 - 20151214_082427 Gingerbread Man Starbucks CardAlso starting the 18th, you’ll find a limited number of “sweater drink sleeves” for your beverage. I assume they’ll be available for retail sale, though I don’t know all the details:

12386561_10153741745061341_730379348_nThe gingerbread cookies are good! I bought a box and ate about half a cookie. I took the box of cookies to work and shared with co-workers and they were gone very fast! People liked them!

EDIT: Thank you for the help in the comments! The “Sweater Sleeves” are free as part of a MyStarbucksRewards promotion on Friday the 18th, involving buying a Frappuccino. (You have to buy a Frappuccino, paying with any registered Starbucks card.)