Microsoft seems to have rebooted a holiday idea from last season and is bringing back some “ugly sweater” soft-wear that pays homage to its classic software.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Tom Warren, a senior editor at The Verge, showed off the multicolored treads, and the box they came in, featuring the Windows XP logo. The box was labeled “pro-ho-ho-fessional” under the name of the software, which was originally released in 2001. On the back of the box, the contents were described as “easy-on installation” and “user-friendly” interface, among other things.
Microsoft’s ugly Christmas sweater is Windows XP this year. It even comes in a softwear box ? pic.twitter.com/Oz0lNhryPI
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) December 11, 2019
The Windows Twitter account — aimed at people who use the actual software to #DoGreatThings — seemed to tease that sweater news was coming on Thursday. A save-the-date tweet about a holiday party included a line urging attendees to wear something outlandish to take part in an ugly sweater contest.
Holiday party and nothing to wear? pic.twitter.com/mqBwUH2wCY
— Windows (@Windows) December 11, 2019
Last December, Microsoft showed off a Windows 95 sweater and promised to give some away to fans who desperately wanted to rock vintage looking soft-wear. Thousands of people responded to the Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant in hopes of getting hooked up. Including this guy …
I REALLY NEED THIS I AM WINDOWS95MAN ! pic.twitter.com/9RdppMhAYs
— Windows95man (@windows95man) December 14, 2018
Update, Thursday, Dec. 12: Microsoft and the windows Twitter account have confirmed that the sweater is definitely a thing again this year, tweeting on Thursday morning, “It’s back!” with more images of the ugly XP sweater.
— Windows (@Windows) December 12, 2019