Whoopi Goldberg Releases New Holiday Sweaters

Jackie Frere
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From Redbook

If you're already on the lookout for the *perfect* ugly sweater to wear to your office holiday party or family get-together this year, your search is over. After launching a successful line of seasonal sweaters in 2016, Whoopi Goldberg is back with 12 "ugly" designs as comfy as they are funny.

The comedian's new collection, available on Zappos, includes handy upgrades like hoodies and pockets, and features some beloved characters from last year's line. (The popular Hanukkah octopus makes another appearance!)

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Goldberg has been hard at work all year coming up with designs. She says she draws them herself - with a little help from the pros. "This is all me!" she tells Redbook. "Something pops up into my head and I do a really bad rendering of it and I put a name on it because sometimes you’ll look at something I drew and go, ‘What is that?’ So I have to name everything, so you know ‘Oh this is, lalalala.'" Then, she adds, "They make it better."

Her favorite creation from this year's line? The baby Santa.

"Because just the idea of a baby Black Santa with a beard, I just love it," The View co-host says. "I wear him a lot."

Her wacky designs reflect Goldberg's overall holiday philosophy. "They should be fun!" she says, noting that her sweaters are an easy way to add some humor to a sometimes stressful season.

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“We didn’t have anything like this growing up," she says. "[Holiday sweaters] seemed to be something that was in the suburbs. People in the projects didn’t seem to do that. But I like the idea of them, and I like them because they’re fun and they make you smile and it’s a good way to kick off the holiday season."

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Interested in rocking your own Whoopi-designed sweater this year? You can buy one of the cozy tops here.

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