9th December Advent titbit:
 
In 2011 Amazon reported a 600% increase in sales of Christmas jumpers! In the UK, Christmas Jumpers became popular during the 1980s after a variety of television presenters such as Giles Brandeth and Timmy Mallet began wearing them during the Christmas holidays. In particular, their popularity may be attributed to the influence of singers such as Andy Williams and Val Doonican, who appeared in these types of jumpers in their television Christmas specials.