Ugly Christmas Sweater Turns Smartphones into a Yule Log Fireplace

It’s that time of year again when everybody gets to be jolly, open gifts that are hopefully in the shape of a giant LEGO Millennium Falcon box, and relax around the yule log fire that sits just above somebody’s naval. OK, that’s not exactly how the classic holiday scene usually looks, but it can with this Knitted Crackling Fireplace Ugly Christmas Sweater, which utilizes a smartphone playing video of an 8-bit yule log fireplace to set the mood for sippin’, snugglin’, and seriously considering the odds of a lithium-ion battery fire.

The sweater is made by Digital Dudz, the company that was founded by former NASA engineer Mark Rober. You know, the guy who’s built the world’s largest super soaker, skinned whole watermelons, and taught us the best ways to avoid getting scammed at carnivals.

Ever since his first “gaping hole” Halloween costume garnered tons of attention and praise, Rober has been using a combination of upper body wear (torso clothes?) and smartphones to create cool little visual scenes inside of festive outfits. And as with most of the other Digital Dudz wear, all you have to do is purchase this ugly Christmas sweater, then download the free Digital Dudz app and play the 8-bit fire, which also features cracklin’ fire sounds. And voila, you have your own little naval-tivity scene.

To display this dankest of Dudz, you’ll need to dish out about $60 dollars plus shipping. There are also plenty of other, somewhat cheaper, Christmas sweaters to pick from as well however, including one that showcases Santa brandishing his buttocks. Turns out his belly isn’t the only thing that wiggles like a bowl full of jelly.

What do you think about this relatively high-tech Christmas sweater? Would you dare wear this spicy holiday gear or do you prefer your ugly a little more retro? Give us your thoughts in the comments below!

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