Christmas can be awkward sometimes when you have to grit your teeth, put on a fake grin, and pretend like you love the h*ll out of whatever too-small leopard printed sweatpants your crazy aunt got for you at Old Navy. And I know I’m not the only one whose grandma insists on giving her the most hideous socks that anyone with decent vision would veto. Every year, it’s like she went on a scavenger hunt through my grandpa’s drawers to find which monster green argyle socks he could probably live without this year.
Anywho, I’m grateful. I really am. I love that someone cares about my appendages that sometimes feel like they might fall off in the New York snow. But here are five pairs of fashionable socks I’d much rather get in my stocking this Christmas. You know, so I can remain respectable and my grandpa can keep his knockoff J.Crew golf course swag.