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Ugly X-Mas Sweaters make a bold fashion statement in the Tri-Cities

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KENNEWICK, Wash -- Ugly sweaters are making a big comeback from the 80's because many people are throwing Ugly Christmas Sweater parties this time of year. 

"Ugly sweaters cost little or nothing, sometimes you can pull them out of your grandfather's, grandmother's closet, and just have a good time that way," says Daniel Corliss who hosted his own Christmas party Saturday.

His guests had a great time because it's funny and cheap.  "I found this fabulous sweater at Shops CI for $2.99," says Felicia Murray who attended the get-together.  It even gave her a chance to get creative.  "I went to Wal-Mart and I added a little bit, I put a little bell on and I glued on the sparkles," says Murray.

Murray says she couldn't find a funny enough sweater and all the really ugly ones were already sold out.  "I went to the Kennewick Value Village and they had nothing and there was nothing at the Pasco Goodwill too," says Murray.

Linda Hathcox, and employee at the Kennewick Goodwill says, "for the last we've had so many people asking for ugly sweaters, we sell about 15-20 a day."

Jamie Wilkinson, another employee at the Kennewick store says they're almost gone, "We're actually almost sold out, we just have one rack left of ugly sweaters and they're back there by the entrance way of the Goodwill."