17 Merch Hoodies for the holidays, 17 Merch Hoodies for the holidays

17 Merch Hoodies for the holidays

Ho ho ho! Christmas is just around the corner.

It’s already that time of year where people all around the world are thinking of gifts. Two of the top items on their list would unquestionably be hoodies and sweatshirts.

They definitely deserved their spots too because they’re not just cozy and warm, they’re stylish as well.

And what’s even better than a regular hoodie or sweatshirt? It’s those with a festive design or slogan!

If you want to help make people’s hoodie or sweatshirt gifts extra special, consider releasing your own hoodie merch designed for the holidays. And aside from gift giving, fans themselves would definitely buy if you do release one.

So what are you waiting for?

Start creating your holiday hoodie merch now!

Here’s a list of some of the best designed hoodie merch for the holidays. Try reading through them and you might get some inspiration.

#1. THE BEATLES – CHRISTMAS SWEATSHIRT

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Using The Beatles’ iconic album artwork for their 1991 album Abbey Road for a hoodie was definitely a great idea.

But the decision to use it for a holiday hoodie designed with Christmas elements was such a stroke of genius.

The iconic artwork just became even more iconic. So if you’ve got your very own iconic album artwork, try working around it and make it festive.

Your fans would definitely wear them for their OOTDs!

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#2.  NSYNC – CHRISTMAS SWEATSHIRT

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Releasing a Christmas single, EP, album, or cover?

Then try having your very own artwork for that release on your hoodie merch, just like NSYNC did for theirs.

It’s definitely not unheard of, but they are still very original if you ask me. It’s because they’re your album artwork, no one definitely has the same exact artwork right?

Also, it provides some ease for you since you won’t be thinking of another design for your hoodies.

A simple but definitely great idea.

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#3. AC/DC – CHRISTMAS HOODIE

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Another awesome design idea is to have your band or musician logo decorated with festive elements.

If you have no artwork you can re-design for the holidays, then you might go with this instead.

It is relatively simpler, given the pre-involved elements of your hoodie design. AC/DC’s brilliant idea is a must try one, just make sure that you don’t overdo it.

Keep it simple and not too overcrowded with design elements.

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#4.  BLONDIE – CHRISTMAS HOODIE

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Having a hoodie merch is already a treat for fans, but why not make it better by offering various designs?

Blondie’s Christmas hoodie design features their lead vocalist Debbie Harry, someone that makes the band iconic.

You can try this out and have all your band’s members as design, singly.

Make sure to design them more festively though. I’m sure most fans would love to collect all of the members.

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23 Ways To Customize Your Hoodie Merch

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#5.  BLACK SABBATH – CHRISTMAS SWEATER

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You can also go on the route that Black Sabbath took and choose a more pop art design. It definitely shows the band’s image so the design didn’t really come as a surprise.

If you’ve got the same humor then I suggest you try creating your own.

But if you aren’t then maybe just skip this idea and find ones that are better for you.

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#6. PINK FLOYD – CHRISTMAS SWEATER

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You can never go wrong with Christmas design patterns, so you can start with that.

Then work your way into creating a centerpiece that would represent your band but would not look misplaced on the merch.

This sweater from Pink Floyd was masterfully designed, it did not make the main design stand put in an awkward way. Instead it helped create flair for the otherwise boring Christmas-patterned sweater. 

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#7. THE ROLLING STONES – CHRISTMAS SWEATSHIRT

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A red band logo can be very advantageous in this time of the year, because it will be easier to incorporate them into your Christmas hoodie.

Instead of having a pattern all over the merch, you can try having a box or rectangle of it instead then insert your band name and logo like the sample above.

To make it better, I suggest you add a Christmasy quote or lyrics instead of the band name and have your logo as some kind of signature at the bottom of the design.

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#8. METALLICA – CHRISTMAS SWEATER

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This is pretty much like The Beatles’ sweatshirt and as I’ve said, the idea is really effing’ genius.

This time though, the pattern is spread all over the item, including the sleeves, instead of being concentrated in a rectangle on the center.

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#9. THE BEACH BOYS – CHRISTMAS HOODIE

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With all the red and green designs, The Beach Boys, blue Christmas hoodie really sets itself aside from all the others on this list.

It is such a rarely utilized Christmas color so it’s refreshing and eye catching to see.

If you want to instantly grab your fans’ attention to your hoodie merch, then try using the cooler tones of Christmas.

You can do a patterned design in this color instead, or if you have a blue logo then just incorporate it to the other ideas mentioned here.

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#10. AEROSMITH – CHRISTMAS SWEATER

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Here’s another band name + band logo incorporated into a pattern of merriment.

Thanks to the angel-like form of Aerosmith’s logo, it’s even included in the pattern.

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#11. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – CHRISTMAS SWEATER17 Merch Hoodies for the holidays, 17 Merch Hoodies for the holidays

 

Like Aerosmith, Red Hot Chili Peppers also incorporated their logo into the design pattern along with their band name.

What’s even better is they also included a picture of them and it doesn’t look misplaced at all.

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#12. GUN N ROSES – CHRISTMAS SWEATER

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Another well-designed band merch sweatshirt is from Guns N’ Roses.

The design was centered on the band and what makes it look Christmasy is the colors used which were red and green. 

The skeletonized members with the band’s name is on the upper center and it’s being bordered by an alternating pattern of guns and roses.

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#13. GREEN DAY – CHRISTMAS CREWNECK

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It’s a simple holiday sweatshirt that’s still very eye-catching.

It’s the same band name plus holiday patterned design.

You can choose to go down this route, but just make sure it’s still attractive despite the simplicity.

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#14. THE WHITE STRIPES – CHRISTMAS SWEATSHIRT

17 Merch Hoodies for the holidays, 17 Merch Hoodies for the holidays

This sweatshirt from the duo The White Stripes is a subtle one.

It may or may not be a Christmas sweatshirt but whatever, right?

The choice of red and white makes the sweatshirt a perfect one to wear for Christmas.

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#15. PENTATONIX – CHRISTMAS HOODIE

17 Merch Hoodies for the holidays, 17 Merch Hoodies for the holidays

This hoodie from Pentatonix is a straightforward one.

It’s also a promotional merch more than anything since we see the words “A Christmas Spectacular” and “Holidays Around the World” promoting the group’s Christmas album.

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#16.  SLIPKNOT – CHRISTMAS HOODIE

17 Merch Hoodies for the holidays, 17 Merch Hoodies for the holidays

You can take Slipknot out of the horror concept, but you can never take horror out of Slipknot. It’s their identity and even with a Christmas hoodie, they cannot help but put some of that identity.

The hoodie has blood dripping on the hood as well as the front side.

The circle designs on the lower part of the hoodie and sleeves even have skulls. This just shows that you don’t really have to mask yourself to go with the flow.

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#17. GHOST – CHRISTMAS SWEATSHIRT

17 Merch Hoodies for the holidays, 17 Merch Hoodies for the holidays

Last on the list is Ghost’s Christmas sweatshirt.

It features Papa Emeritus II’s head on fiery creature.

If you have a representative character, like this, or the skeletons from Guns N’ Roses, then you can try designing them festively.

 

And that’s the end of this long list!

I hope you got some amazing ideas from these examples we’ve compiled for you.

Now it’s your turn to get creative and come up with your own unique design! Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things.

The possibilities are endless!

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James Hill is a veteran of the music industry. He first worked at Warner Reprise Records then later joined Interscope/ Geffen Records where he managed producers and songwriters and got his first platinum record for Keyshia Cole’s The Way It Is. He is now helping indie artists with branding and manufacturing through his company Unified Manufacturing, a CD/DVD, custom vinyl records and merch company in LA.

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