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Ugly holiday sweater day is here. Even wax figures of Trump and Merkel wear them

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Wax figures of President Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former French President Francois Hollande have been decked out in holiday sweaters at Paris’ Grevin wax museum.
(Bertrand Guay / AFP/Getty Images)

It’s National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day! Alaska Airlines and partner carriers Virgin America and Horizon Air will offer early boarding to fliers who turn up wearing an ugly holiday sweater Friday. The perk is good for one day only.

Travelers who decide to wear their holiday worst won’t be alone. Airline employees also will be wearing ugly sweaters while holiday music plays during boarding.

The idea is to keep spirits light and take some of the stress out of holiday travel, an airline news release said.

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Passengers may post their garb on social media using the hashtag #UglySweaterDay.

What other perks could an ugly holiday sweater bring? Kimpton Hotels is offering sweater-wearing guests a free room upgrade at the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach and the Hotel Palomar in San Diego.

Also, your could snag a free cocktail at JSix restaurant inside Hotel Solamar or a free taco from Hotel Palomar’s taco stand (both hotels are in San Diego).

If you’re going to Paris, it’s worth a selfie stop at the Grevin wax museum, which has dressed likenesses of a few world leaders, including President Trump, in ugly holiday sweaters.

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