The Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League shocked the holiday jersey universe with a surprise over the weekend. They may have flipped the script forever.

Samsonite blogged last week about a couple of minor league teams featuring the ugly Christmas sweater look for a game over the holidays. The Hershey Bears decided not to go the viral route and shocked everyone with their late entry...and deviated from the ugly sweater trend.

This late entry is pretty solid, overall. The snow falling, the Santas, the bells on the elbow, and the socks...oh my, the socks.

I still favor the Toledo Walleye. I, simply, think they are uglier.