WHY Don’t I Have a Christmas Jumper? | 400 Word Rant (and Blogmas Day 2)

WHY Don’t I Have a Christmas Jumper? | 400 Word Rant (and Blogmas Day 2)

It’s Blogmas Day 2 and time to get a little ranty – Christmas style with my 400 word rants series.  If you haven’t caught it before, I rant about a topic in 400 words or less.  This one, in the spirit of Christmas, is all about my lack of Christmas jumper.I won’t lie, this one is less of a rant and more of a salty storytime, because my lack of Christmas jumper dates back to a whole moment in my life.

(Preface: Everything here is said light-heartedly.  You all know by now that I love my mother more than anything so it’s all just a bit of a joke.  I say the exact same thing to her around this time of year, so there are no real hard feelings.)

Topic of Today: Why Don’t I Have a Christmas Jumper?

Words: 377

For years of my childhood, before I had the funds or the agency to buy my own clothes, I longed for a Christmas jumper. I have always been obsessed with everything Christmas, and a Christmas jumper seemed like the perfect commitment.  I used to circle them in catalogues, I used to point them out in stores, I made it clear that they were the dream.  And yet, year after year, I was lacking in Christmas attire.  Why?

Because of my mother.

“Christmas jumpers are tacky!”

“Why have a jumper that you can only wear one time a year?!”

“They don’t look good at all!”

And so, I was left without one, forced to accept my mother’s ways.

The year that I went to University, I had pretty much forgotten my rage surrounding Christmas jumpers.  I had more things to worry about, Christmas shopping balanced with deadlines… The festive jumpers were at the back of my mind… Until the incident.

I came home from my first term of Uni ready to stuff my face with mince pies and tell everyone about my “wild” Uni life.  However, as I walked through the door, what did I see my mum, dad and sister wearing? Christmas jumpers.  The Christmas jumpers that I had been deprived of year after year.  Apparently, my mum had to buy one to wear for a work Christmas jumper day and thought it was cute, so bought them for the rest of the family… Apart from me, because I wasn’t there and she assumed I wouldn’t want one…. WHY!  WOULD I!  THE ONE WHO HAD ASKED FOR YEARS!  NOT WANT A CHRISTMAS JUMPER!

I have never felt more betrayed in my life.  Now everybody but me in my household owns aChristmas jumper.  And they weren’t evenpart of the struggle. 

I am more than aware that I could buy myself a Christmas jumper.  I know that I am a strong independent woman.  However, it’s now a matter of principle.  Someone (My mother) needs to redo their wrong and get me that jumper!  If I do not have one by the end of this year I will revolt!  I hate to be a brat about it, but I need my Christmas jumper and I need it now.

And there you have it!  The most intense story of betrayal you have ever read.  Let me know what you thought in the comments!

23 days til Christmas!

Jas xx

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44 Comments

  1. December 2, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    It’s a thing here to wear an “ugly Christmas sweater”. I wore what I thought was one last year, but I got so many compliments on it that I’m not sure if it’s ugly or not!

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 7:28 pm

      Hahaha Christmas jumpers can never truly be ugly 😉

      Jas xx

  2. December 2, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    This gave me such a good giggle! Hope you get your Christmas jumper Jas!😂

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 5:22 pm

      Awww yay I’m glad it made you laugh, that was the goal!

      Jas xx

  3. December 2, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    I love this 😂 stick to your principle! My partner has always been quite against Christmas jumpers because they are ‘tacky’ but I love them so I bought him one last year and he actually wore it out of choice for 2 days! I was super impressed with myself haha

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 5:20 pm

      Haha thanks I will stick to my principle! I’m proud of you for getting him to wear it for 2 days – success!

      Jas xx

  4. December 2, 2018 / 5:31 pm

    A true Shakespearean tragedy :(. This really made me giggle and I hope Santa (or your mum) treats you to a Christmas jumper this year!

    Love Soph x
    http://www.sophie-elise.co.uk

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 5:42 pm

      I’m so glad it made you laugh! Haha I hope she treats me this year too

      Jas xx

  5. December 2, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    I don’t have a christmas jumper. I guess the main reason why is that in France where I grew up, they don’t exist. I think it is typical American and British tradition. Your mum the best and I sort of agree of some of her arguments ahah

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      Ahh, that’s really interesting to hear that they don’t really exist in France!

      Jas xx

  6. Charlene McElhinney
    December 2, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    Loved this post, so light-hearted and fun, and I love the notion of the 400 word limit. Makes it more exciting and challenging! Great post, can’t wait for the rest of your Xmas content!

    Charlene McElhinney | @blogabtnothing1
    https://charlenemcelhinney.co.uk

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      Yayyy I’m glad you found it fun, that’s what I was going for! Hope that the rest of my Christmas content doesn’t disappoint <3

      Jas xx

  7. December 2, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    Loved reading this hahaha!! I can see why you are so annoyed! Typical that when mothers need one they buy! Go and get yourself a christmas jumper girl xxx

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 8:15 pm

      Yayyy I’m glad you enjoyed it! Definitely will have a Christmas jumper this year xx

      Jas xx

  8. December 2, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    This brightened up my Sunday blues – hopefully there will be Christmas jumper underneath the tree for you this year!

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 8:27 pm

      Awwwww I’m so glad it brightened your Sunday! I hope so too haha

      Jas xx

  9. December 2, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    My husband and I actually do matching jumpers every year, pretty much Star Wars themed. But honestly do what is best for you, at the end of the day as long as you’re happy, that is all that matters!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 8:33 pm

      Awww that sounds so cute!

      Jas xx

  10. December 2, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    I never owned a christmas jumper until i was 17, we never seemed to have ‘christmas jumper day’ at school and i dont think i ever saw the hype until like 2 years ago, i now own 2!

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      They strike me as being quite addictive!

      Jas xx

  11. December 2, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Ugh, mothers with their comments… I face similar comments at home as it is. Now that your mother changed her mind, hope you’ll get a collection of jumpers!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 8:40 pm

      Hahahaha I hope so too!

      Jas xx

  12. December 2, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    Oh my days I think you need 23 Christmas jumpers so you can enjoy one a day until the big day!!!

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 8:46 pm

      I like the way you think 😉

      Jas xx

  13. December 2, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    I love these rants, they always make me giggle! I absolutely adore Christmas jumpers, they are just so amazing because they are so awful- does that make sense?
    My mother would never buy one for me , but I had to get one for work last year, and lived in it last Christmas lol.
    I left it at home though, and think I may need to buy another to keep me going untilt he 22nd lol

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 9:01 pm

      Awww yay thank you, I’m glad you like them! And yes exactly! It’s their awfulness that makes them amazing!

      Jas xx

  14. December 2, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    This was so funny! I’d feel pretty betrayed too. I hope your mum apologises for her previous wrongdoing and puts the situation right this year x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 9:09 pm

      Thanks Soph! Haha I’ve already told her I better get a Christmas jumper this year

      Jas xx

  15. December 2, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    I found this hilarious hahaha it’s like you’ve been waiting all this time for your mom to finally see that Christmas sweaters were amazing and then when she finally did see that she forgot to get you one! Maybe you’ll finally get one as an early Christmas present!

    Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 9:12 pm

      Honestly I was so offended! Let’s hope so <3

      Jas xx

  16. December 2, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    I love this! I love Christmas jumpers so much. I probably own about 4 and I normally get a new one every year lol. At lot of people say they are tacky, but I just being in the Christmas spirit!! Looking forward to the rest of your Blogmas 💚

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 9:33 pm

      I feel like the tackiness is the point – they’re just so cute and positive! Thank you, I hope you like the rest of my blogmas!

      Jas xx

      • December 2, 2018 / 9:34 pm

        Yes exactly!!! I just them Christmas jumpers 💕 I’ve got my eyes on a couple this year already 🤣

  17. December 2, 2018 / 8:37 pm

    That moment sounds like it should be in a soap opera! You should’ve said it looked tacky!! 😂

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 9:33 pm

      Hahaha I’m glad I narrated it to soap opera standard!

      Jas xx

  18. aimsysantics
    December 2, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    Haha, this is brilliant! You can’t go wrong with a Christmas Jumper. There are so many nice ones out there now too! I hope you get giving the jumper you have always dreamed of!

    P.s. Good luck with Blogmas! (I am way too unorganised to attempt it, so am in awe of anyone who does!)

    Aimsy xoxo

    https://www.aimsysantics.co.uk

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 9:42 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m putting it out into the Universe: this will be the year I get a Christmas jumper.

      Jas xx

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 9:42 pm

      Thank you!

      Jas xx

  19. December 2, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    What a funny story, and I hope you will get your Christmas jumper as a gift.
    I don’t know why, but I do love them. I never thought they were ugly, even though many people say they are.

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 9:46 pm

      In my opinion, the ugliness is what makes them great!

      Jas xx

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