Like it or lump it, winter sock season is gathering pace. Whether you choose to partake in the annual tradition of spicing up your footwear ahead of Christmas is, of course, entirely up to you. But if socks emblazoned with cartoon reindeers and penguins aren’t your vibe, there are some more palatable options that offer just as much festive spirit. 

Check out the pairs below, for instance. They’ll allow you to pop a sock that lets everyone know you’re no Scrooge, but that sacrificing your sartorial standards – even during Yuletide ­­– is a complete non-starter.