It's that time of the year! Mistletoe, jingle bells, cutting through deadly plastic toy packaging.
Wearing ugly sweaters.
Last week I wrote about a fun holiday fundraising campaign by StandUp2Cancer. Sign up to wear an ugly holiday sweater at least one day during December, and then encourage your friends to pledge money if you have the guts to follow through. The money goes to su2c's efforts to bring together researchers and speed to market potentially lifesaving cancer treatments. (Read More: Color 2013 Blue, but Color December Green.)
Why use ugly sweaters to raise money to fight cancer? Because it takes courage!
"Wearing an ugly sweater once is funny," says the campaign. "Wearing it for weeks takes commitment. That's the kind of commitment it takes to Stand Up To Cancer."
So I am standing up and getting ugly.
One day next week I'm going to wear a hideous holiday sweater on the air on CNBC. We're planning on unveiling this fashion crime either Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the news of the day. I couldn't decide on one ugly sweater to buy off eBay, so I bought two. Why go ugly when you can go uglier? I even have a pledge page.
Think of it as an opportunity to give away money before the government takes it from you. (Read More: Do Americans Care About the 'Fiscal Cliff?')
For those who pledge, thank you. For those who just want a laugh, enjoy. It's a win-win.
—By CNBC's Jane Wells; Follow her on Twitter: @janewells