Holiday beard edges out the ugly sweater for festive silliness

Holiday beard edges out the ugly sweater for festive silliness

By now, the ugly sweater has become ubiquitous — with even staid office parties now hosting ugly sweater contests. That means it’s time to move on to something more edgy. And, at least in London, that would be — no you did not guess this — the Christmas Beard.

First conceived by London artist Katya Wildman, this bit of hairy holiday couture kicked off mid-month as a celebration of the release of Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge (Xmas beards are edgy, get it?).

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Wildman (a name that may partially explain the affinity for beards) spent six hours creating four hirsute designs – The Reverse Christmas Tree, The Iceman Cometh, Festive Birds Nest and Mistletoe Madness — featuring a Christmas tree, a Robin Redbreast, mistletoe, glitter, snow and icicles. 


She then photographed some gallant (and good-humored) gentlemen sporting such items in their facial hair with the new Galaxy Note Edge.

Should you need more details (and images from this project), a Flickr gallery is available for your viewing pleasure.

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