Reindeer sweaters pop up in holiday movies -- The ''Bridget Jones'' sequel and ''Christmas With the Kranks'' are among the films that feature the hokey yuletide apparel

By Michelle Kung
Updated November 12, 2004 at 05:00 AM EST

What’s worse than sitting through Ben Affleck’s yuletide ”comedy,” Surviving Christmas? His hokey red-and-green eyesore of a reindeer sweater. Apparently, nothing says holiday-movie fun like kitschy knits: Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis don their garish apparel in Christmas With the Kranks, while Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth unite for another tacky-sweater moment in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. ”It’s not the height of good taste,” says Bridget director Beeban Kidron of the his-and-her snowman sweaters. ”It’s a good laugh.”