When is Christmas Jumper Day? Our Top Picks For 8th December 2022

Find out when Christmas Jumper Day 2022 is, plus our favourite Christmas Jumpers for the upcoming season.

Excited or Christmas Jumper Day this year? So are we! Christmas Jumper Day is fantastic for getting in the festive spirit, showing off your knitted jumper taste.

We’ve detailed everything you need to know about Christmas Jumper Day, including when Christmas Jumper Day is in 2022, what Christmas Jumper Day is, plus some recommendations for women’s, men’s and kid’s Christmas Jumper Day ideas.

What is Christmas Jumper Day?

Christmas Jumper Day has been a long, annual tradition organised by the charity Save The Children. Normally, on Christmas Jumper Day, people raise money by donating and showing solidarity with a Christmas Jumper. 

The aim is to highlight how some families and children face hardships, which are often exacerbated at Christmas time. The pandemic, economic crisis and various other factors are also affecting our outlook on the world.

Christmas Jumper Day is instead doing good for those struggling and helping others see the world in a more colourful, positive light.

When is Christmas Jumper Day 2022?

Christmas Jumper Day will be celebrated on the 8th of December 2022. 

This means everyone on the day is encouraged to bring their festive spirit by wearing a Christmas Jumper and donating £1, whether that’s at your school, college or university. 

Those who participate typically buy a Christmas Jumper, but it’s also super common to DIY a Christmas Jumper to fashion on the day too.

When was the first Christmas Jumper Day?

Save The Children made Christmas Jumper Day official back in 2012, to encourage people to donate to this fantastic cause. 

Historically, though, Christmas jumpers became popular during the 1980s after a variety of television presenters such as Gyles Brandreth and Timmy Mallett began wearing them during the Christmas holidays.

And if you dig back even further, you’ll be surprised to know Christmas Jumper Day wasn’t just about fashioning your best Christmas knitwear. According to Cambridge News, apparently, it goes way back to the 1890s where Scandinavian fishermen would wear them!

Who is Coach Christmas?

Coach Christmas is known as Christmas Jumper Day’s official coach, who’ll guide those joining in on the fun around Thursday 8th December 2022. They’ll give you guidance on how to fundraise if you’re partaking in the event. This changes every year, so keep an eye out!

Once you’ve signed up to fundraise for Save The Children and raised your funds, you’ll need to pay in your Christmas Jumper Day fundraising efforts. The money raised goes to help kids all around the world. 

Who takes part?

Tons of people take part in Christmas Jumper Day, millions of people in fact! This includes people in schools and the workplace. 

How do I sign up?

  1. Sign up using the Christmas Jumper Day registration page
  2. Claim a JustGiving profile (though you can just use Save the Children’s website)
  3. Get all the resources you can on how to set up a successful fundraiser (you’ll receive instructions on how to do this)
  4. Get your Christmas Jumper/s (we’ve got a ton of recommendations below!)
  5. The charity asks for a donation of £2, or £1 if you’re in school – to don your brightest, cheeriest jumper
  6. Then, wear the jumper to school, work or out and about for the day instead of your usual clothes or uniform
  7. Donate your team’s fundraising on JustGiving or via Save the Children.

Can I set up a fundraising page online?

Yes! Creating an online fundraising page for a registered charity such as Save the Children on JustGiving is super easy. Some people prefer to do this for ease. After a few quick steps, you will be able to spread the word about Christmas Jumper Day through email and social media and will be able to start receiving donations.

Best kid’s Christmas jumpers

1. Christmas Icons Jumper Blue. John Lewis — £17.60 – £20.80

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This Christmas Icons Jumper from John Lewis captures all the things that are Christmassy and magical. Made from a lightweight knit blend with a hint of wool, this jumper, is finished with ribbed detailing at the edges to add structure. It’s the perfect child’s Christmas Jumper!

Get a John Lewis student discount.

2. Heirloom Collection Fair Isle Knit Cardigan. John Lewis — £19.20 – £22.40

This Heirloom Fair Isle Knit cardigan with a timeless, fair isle print throughout is a classic pattern to look out for when shopping kid’s Christmas Jumpers. It’s got a simple button-down front, and is woven from a wool-rich blend for warmth and good fit.

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3. Nordic Animal Jumper. John Lewis — £30

This fine-knit sweater is in soft and comfy, pure organic cotton. Perfect for cold days. Shop the Nordic Animal Jumper from John Lewis.

Get a John Lewis student discount.

Best women’s Christmas jumpers

1. Yule Got This Women’s Christmas Jumper — £38

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This super soft Yule Got This Christmas Jumper for women is perfect for Christmas Jumper day, especially if you’re looking for an independent brand such as Batch1. Their garments are made to order, meaning no mass production and are environmentally friendly.

Get a Not On The High Street student discount.

2. T-Rex Green Jumper Christmas Sweater — £59.39

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If you’re after a funny jumper, this Amazon T-Rex Christmas Jumper is the one. If you’ve got a competition going at your school or workplace, this is definitely the best Christmas Jumper to win that prize!

Get an Amazon student discount.

3. Pale Pink Fair Isle Christmas Jumper — £25.99

Love your pastels? This Pale Pink Christmas Jumper from New Look is bound to turn heads. We love that it’s got all the elements of Christmas on a pretty pink base. Made of acrylic and polyamide, it’s machine washable, warm and stylish all in one.

Get a New Look student discount.

4. Snowflake Roll Neck Christmas Jumper — £25

This boohoo black Christmas Jumper with white snowflakes is perfect to pair with almost any outfit. It’s a minimal Christmas Jumper you can wear subtly throughout the festive season.

Get a boohoo student discount.

5. Pink Stripe Christmas Jumper — £35

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This long pink stripe Christmas Jumper is for those who want something that stands out. Made from an acrylic and polyester blend, it’ll keep you warm and comfy, as will its comfortable crew neckline.

Get a River Island student discount.

Best men’s Christmas jumpers

1. Peng Christmas Jumper — £17.50

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boohooMan’s Peng Christmas Jumper is perfect for those with a sense of humour and a bit of cheesiness on the side. It’s made from 100% acrylic material and is bound to make those around you laugh on Christmas Jumper day.

Get a boohooMAN student discount.

2. Another Influence Plus Festive Gingerbread Jumper In Black — £12

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This men’s Christmas Jumper just screams “it’s that time of year”. We love this gingerbread Christmas Jumper, complete with gingerbread men and candy canes. At the time of writing, (26/10/22), it’s currently 65% off, go go go!

Get an ASOS student discount.

3. I’m The Gift Christmas Jumper — £17.50

Another men’s Christmas Jumper that’s bound to make others laugh out of the cheesiness. This “I’m The Gift Christmas Jumper” is bright red and screams Christmas cheer.

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4. Fairisle Half Button Christmas Jumper Blue — £90

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This fair isle half-button Christmas jumper in navy has a ribbed neckline and an alpine-inspired print. It’s the perfect men’s Christmas Jumper for those who want something understated.

Get a Crew Clothing student discount.

5. Threadbare Mens Snowman Christmas Jumper — £19.95

This I’m Sexy and I Snow It Jumper from Amazon is our final cheesy jumper, we promise. It’s made from 100% acrylic, dons a crew ribbed neckline, cuffs and hems for comfort and style. Lest we forget the cheese…

Get an Amazon student discount.

Best Christmas jumpers for dogs

1. Dr Jieer Costume Christmas Knitted Dressing — £6.99

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We’re huge fans of this Rudolph dog Christmas Jumper. It’s warm, light and breathable for your little pooch. It’ll keep them protected during colder months all while looking incredibly cute.

Warmth, breathable and soft. Warm, soft and comfortable, lightweight and breathable dog clothes, perfect for protecting your little one. Soft and breathable and keeps your pet warm in autumn/winter.

2. The Christmas Tree Dog Jumper — £50

This Christmas Tree Dog Christmas Jumper is hand-knitted with a super high-quality acrylic/wool mix. It’s also finished with felt baubles and a gold star, making it a super cute Christmas Jumper for dogs.

Get a Not On The High Street student discount.

3. Christmas Dog Dress Warm Knit Sweater — £9.99

It’s the little peplum skirt that got our hearts melting over this dog Christmas Jumper. This Christmas Dog dress warm knit sweater dons a skirt is printed with a cute and adorable Christmas Snowflake Pattern and is designed for small dogs in mind especially. Its green and red colour are perfect for Christmas!

4. Cykapu Christmas Costume Cosplay — £15.98

Imagine your little pooch waddling around in this! The Christmas Costume Cosplay from Amazon is super cute. It’s made from Polyethylene Terephthalate, which is light, durable, comfortable and skin-friendly, allowing your little pet to stay warm during the colder months.

5. Running Santa Christmas Costume — £20.99

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And finally, a jumper for the big dogs. This Running Santa Christmas Costume is bound to make many laugh as they waddle on by.

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What Christmas Jumpers are taking your fancy? Don’t forget to sign up for Student Beans to get discounts on our recommendations.