Christmas is next week, so someone’s bound to invite you to some sort of Christmas or other Holiday-themed festivities!

Be it Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Office party, family party, or a holiday downtown adventure, it never hurts to be a little festive.

How to Look Great in a this Holiday

Whether you have a with snowmen or a tie with candy cane stripes, or you’re looking for an excuse to buy a super-flashy tie, we have you covered. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we’ll direct you to where to go.

In the meantime, read ahead to know when and where to wear different holiday-themed ties.

Do:

Wear them for an icebreaker

It’s a good way to get a conversation started or to grab the attention of someone who catches your fancy. Your tie can make a statement that immediately sparks a question or interest. All you have to do is pick the right one that doesn’t overstep the boundaries and make you seem corny.

Own it!

We don’t mean purchase it, borrowing or rentals are allowed. We’re talking attitude. If you put on a tie with a light-up a menorah or a string of Christmas lights sewn in, don’t be embarrassed. Act like it’s the most gorgeous tie in the world and it makes you look awesome.

Keep it classy

For things like office parties or events where you’re trying to impress in-laws, parents of your girlfriend, or other similar situations, you may want to stick to the classier option of candy-cane-esque stripes or something subtle like snowflakes. Don’t wear the Rudolph tie or the “Ho Ho Ho” Santa tie to a wedding.

Keep it clean when children will be present

Some novelty ties are emblazoned with questionable references. Be aware of who will be at these parties or events. We don’t need grandma or your little nephew getting upset or confused by the words (or actions) on your tie.

Keep it fun

It’s Christmas. You don’t have to wear a full suit to throw on a festive tie. You also don’t need to keep it fully tied and tight all night.

Opt for a goofy holiday tie for the “Ugly Christmas” parties

You’ll look much better in a goofy tie than an ill-fitting sweater. Catch the eye of the cute girl under the mistletoe.

Try a festive bow tie — especially with a higher collared shirt

This will simply be awesome. You should try it in front of a mirror right now.

Don’t:

Feel Pressured

If you don’t want to wear a festive tie- don’t. You can go with hol