I've taken part in it. My husband HATES it. I'm not going to tell him that there's a box of three more on the way to our apartment. 

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent $8.8 billion on Halloween in 2019. While it's likely that figure will drop in 2020 with fewer homes spending money on candy treats to pass out to trick-or-treaters, some people are bound to spend more on other things trying to keep the spirit of spooky season alive!

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After watching The Social Dilemma on Netflix, I know exactly how retailers try to track down those people through social media and well...just call me a sucker. They introduced to me to a growing trend that COVID-19 can't take away from us - Ugly Halloween Sweaters. I bought one two years ago that my husband absolutely hates but I think it's pretty freaking adorable. They're just like ugly Christmas sweaters, but they replace the snowflakes, trees and poinsettias with pumpkins skeletons and bats.

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Last year, I was able to hold myself back from buying a second one but the ads creeped into my newsfeed again this year and the next thing I knew, I spent $80 on new Halloween sweaters. They FINALLY shipped a few days ago and I've been compulsively checking the Shop app to see when they'll arrive!

When it comes to this trend growing in popularity, what say you? Are Ugly Halloween Sweaters the cool new thing or would you be embarrassed to be seen with someone wearing one?

If you said cool new things, check out some of the my favorite Ugly Halloween sweaters you can buy this year!