If there's one thing I love, it's a good ugly Christmas sweater. If there's something I love just as much, it's boarding a plane early and not waiting in that long, general boarding line. I never would have thought that these two favorite things of mine would go hand in hand.  Thanks to Alaska Airlines, they will be.

For one day only, this Friday, December 15th, wearing your ugly Christmas sweater as you fly to your destination will really pay off. Without needing to pay for premium treatment or sign up for a credit card, you can gain early boarding access on any Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, or Horizon Air flight and board before the rest. The day wasn't selected randomly, either. Friday the 15th is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day.

According to the airlines, this is the first year that the airline has done this promotion and hope it can lighten the sometimes too-stressful mood of holiday travel.