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Ringing in the Holidays in Style (or a lack thereof)

By Colin Gilmore | People

NORWALK, CT – Decorating the Christmas tree, lighting the menorah, baking cookies, Secret Santa, and the annual LogicSource “Who Wore It Worst” Ugly Sweater Contest. Traditions are what make the holidays special, and this year was no different. LogicSource welcomed team members to come together, put on their tackiest holiday sweater, and celebrate the spirit of the season.

The event was not short on style–as long as you squint and apply a loose definition of “style.” Team members embraced a variety of looks this year. The “Grandma Sue” sweater made a few appearances; there were sweaters with puns; sweaters with T-Rex and alligators; the Grinch and ill-fitting snowman get-ups; a onesie and a head-to-toe elf ensemble; and worst of all, the fruitcake of tacky sweaters–a knitted homage to Tom Brady and the Patriots. We covered the full spectrum of ugly sweaters with a flare and confidence that begged one question – why did we all already own these monstrosities?

Tasked with the impossible challenge of choosing “Who Wore it Worst?”, the renowned judging team of Taylor Siciliano and Andrea Messick took it upon themselves to narrow down an extremely competitive field of participants to the Final 4. Much like The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences or the college football playoff selection committee, the winning criteria used by our intrepid judges was both ambiguous and secret, but still best left to the experts. Once the Final-4 was chosen, a company-wide Clap-o-Meter decided the ultimate winner of the season’s most coveted honor, “Who Wore it Worst.”

Like March Madness, the LogicSource Final-4 included some usual suspects and some Cinderella stories, but all were at their tackiest when it mattered most:

Managing Partner of Business Development, John Pavia, went the throwback route, squeezing into an old sweater from his daughter’s childhood. Rarely has Frosty the Snowman made people so uncomfortable–especially John.

John Ehmer offered a different take on the holiday spirit, adorning a ‘Making Spirits Bright’ sweater emblazoned with a lit holiday keg. That’s definitely a tried and true way to get into the holiday spirit, and maybe more necessary than we want to admit after spending a week with the in-laws. Truly an inspiration to us all.

Our favorite business development associate, Cole Lewis, went above and beyond. Taking time off from his usual duties from atop the living room shelf, Cole showed up in all his elven glory and gave us the gift of Elf-on-the-Shelf come to life in full technicolor. Hopefully, he didn’t report back any of the holiday party happenings to his boss.

While those three were standouts, our winner truly embodied the spirit of the holidays. Sitara Booker traded her curls for Christmas lights and quite literally became a Christmas tree, her hair spiraling upward in a tangle of shimmering lights and tinsel. 

This was the perfect send off to 2018 and a warming interlude to the holidays. We’re so happy for this opportunity to come together as one company and celebrate our achievements in 2018. The fun we had was hard-earned and well-deserved. Thanks to all of you who showed up, put on your tackiest holiday sweater and shared in all the laughs we had at ourselves. It was a holiday party to remember and the bar is set high for 2019. We can’t wait to see what you all come up with next.

 

 

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