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Best Christmas Jumpers 2020: Retro, Star Wars, Marvel, Xbox, PlayStation and Gaming Festive Clothing

Christmas jumpers are as synonymous with the festive season as mince pies or a family game of charades that gets taken a little too seriously.

When you’re sitting around watching Christmas movies or, let’s be real, exploring Night City in Cyberpunk 2077 for hours on end, you’ll want a Christmas jumper to put you in the festive spirit and keep you plenty comfy.

While traditional festive sweaters are all well and good, would you rather have reindeer or Darth Vader in a Santa hat emblazoned across your chest? The correct answer is pretty obvious to us.

Every year there is a slew of gaming and pop culture themed jumpers released and this year is no different, so to help make picking your favourite a little bit easier we’ve rounded up our top picks below…

Star Wars Darth Vader Christmas Jumper

Your lack of cheer is disturbing

The most iconic Sith in the Star Wars has never looked so friendly thanks to this Santa-themed makeover.

The additional detailing on the jumper, featuring mini Death Stars and TIE Fighters gives this jumper plenty of extra charm, and we love the crisscrossing lightsabers on the bottom as well. 

Perfect for the Star Wars fanboy (or fangirl) in your life.

Marvel Spider-Man Knitted Christmas Jumper

Swing into the holidays

Spider-Man has long reigned supreme in the superhero merchandise world, being the most popular hero year after year.

This Christmas jumper is the perfect clothing to don while blasting through Spider-Man: Miles Morales on the PlayStation 5, and if you weren’t lucky enough to cop yourself a next-gen system this jumper will look equally as good while replaying Spider-Man (2018) for the fifth time.

Atari Christmas Jumper

Nostalgia in jumper form

If you’ve fond memories of Christmas mornings filled with glee after unwrapping a brand new Atari 2600, or you’re just a sucker for retro-themed items, this Ataris Christmas jumper is the perfect item for you. 

The Atari logo is one of the most iconic in all of gaming and it looks wonderful alongside a range of classic polygons on this jumper.

PlayStation Console Christmas Jumper

Celebrate the year of PlayStation

2020 has been another year dominated by PlayStation, with must-play exclusives for the PS4 and the release of the PS5.

This jumper is inspired by the original PlayStation 1, matching the console grey aesthetics and sporting the iconic button combinations that adorn the PlayStation controllers to this day.

It does also feature a tribute to the start/select buttons which has got us all teary-eyed, options/share is just not the same.

Harry Potter Snow Globe Christmas Jumper

Take a festive trip to Hogwarts

Watching all eight Harry Potter movies is a Christmas staple for many, and what better way to experience the magic of Hogwarts than while wrapped up warm in a festive jumper featuring plenty of nods to the iconic wizarding franchise. 

You’ve got the outline of the Hogwarts castle, the four house crests, Hedwig the owl and even the sorting hat, Potter-heads will get a real kick out of this one.

Street Fighter Ken vs Ryu Christmas Jumper

Ho, ho, Hadouken

Christmas is a time for peace on Earth and goodwill to all mankind, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still KO a few family members in a friendly game of Street Fighter. 

This Street Fighter Christmas jumper features Ken and Ryu going head to head in a truly festive-themed brawl, perhaps they’re fighting over who gets the last pig-in-blanket?

Avengers Christmas Jumper

Assemble your Christmas spirit

We may still be reeling from the events of last year’s Avengers: Endgame but what better way to pay tribute to everyone’s favourite superhero team (sorry, Justice League) than with an Avengers Christmas Jumper. 

Sporting logos that represent Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk and Black Window, if you’re a superhero fanatic you’ll want to be wearing this come Christmas Day.

Looks like Hawkeye got overlooked again though!

Star Wars The Mandalorian The Child Christmas Jumper

Whenever I go, he goes

The Child, or Baby Yoda as ill-informed family members seem to insist on calling the character, has taken the internet by storm over the last year and with season two of The Mandalorian in full swing now is the time to represent your love for this adorable little being. The Mandalorian helmets along the top and the bottom really make this jumper stand out for us. 

There are so many awesome Mandalorian-themed jumpers that we couldn’t pick just one, so click here to see another one of our favourites.

Xbox Achievement Unlocked Christmas Jumper

Boost your gamerscore

Thanks to the additional time off many of us enjoy over the festive period, gamerscores up and down the country are sure to get a welcome bump over the next few weeks. 

Well, now you can boost your IRL gamerscore with this Xbox Christmas Jumper, though frankly, we reckon purchasing one should be worth more than a measly 25G.

Skyrim Christmas Jumper

Even Dragonborns get cold

It may be nine years old at this point, but Skyrim remains a winter must-play and now you can explore the frozen realms while staying nice and toasty. 

Featuring two dragons and the iconic iron helmet (you know the one you wore for the first 30 minutes of the game, then realised its stats were rubbish), this jumper is quintessentially Skyrim.

Sonic The Hedgehog Christmas Jumper

Go fast this festive season

Christmas often seems to go by in a blur, which makes this jumper featuring the blue hedgehog who’s always ‘gotta go fast’ quite fitting for the season. 

While we very much enjoy Sonic in knitted form, it’s the little rings at the bottom of this jumper that really makes this one a winner.

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Rory Mellon