Hear Ye, Hear Ye. The Cancer Council has released its famous ‘Ugly Xmas Rashie’ selection for 2017 and it’s a (Christmas) cracker.

What’s the worst part of a stinking hot Aussie Christmas, apart from flies and the omnipresent sweat? The lack of opportunity to don a spectacularly hideous Christmas jumper, of course.

Ex-pats and anyone who has enjoyed a colder festive season will be familiar with the ‘ugly christmas jumper’ tradition. Unfortunately, it’s a tradition that just doesn’t translate when the mercury is well over 30 degrees. Until now.

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Thanks to the Cancer Council, there’s a new, uber Aussie take on the ‘ugly’ tradition with the ‘Ugly Xmas Rashie’. Launched in 2016, these sartorially challenged sun safe shirts have a new design for 2017. The unisex ‘True Blue Cockatoo’ pattern joins the original ‘Kangaroo’ print to stun sun worshippers Australia wide.

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These ugly Christmas sweaters sport a super high UPF 50+ rating for maximum ultraviolet protection, with a high neck and long sleeves to keep delicate skin covered. The streamlined shape ensures you aren’t bogged down, and keeps you from consuming too much Xmas pud. Add in the fact that every purchase helps fund cancer research and you’re onto a stocking stuffer winner.

Skin cancer, especially those types related to UV radiation, account for about 80 percent of all new diagnosed cancers, affecting two in three Aussies before the age of 70. Limiting (or eliminating) exposure is the single best way to minimise the risk.

Protecting young skin is especially important, with exposure to UV radiation during the first 15 years of life greatly increasing the risk of developing skin cancer later in life. Fortunately, the ‘Ugly Xmas Rashie’ comes in little sizes as well. And for the bike-riding mum or dad in your life, there’s a cycling jersey too.

The Cancer Council 2017 Ugly Xmas Rashies

Rashies are priced from $64.95 and you can pre-order your fave over at Ugly Xmas Rashie.

For more on keeping precious young skin safe during summer, check out our 5 Top Tips To Protect Your Kids From UV Damage.

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Naomi is 3/4 latte drinking, peanut butter obsessed former magazine girl who now does stuff with words for a living while juggling 2.5 kids, 2 cats, 1 rabbit, husband and an unhealthy obsession with slow cooking.

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