How can an ugly Christmas sweater be ugly and adorable at the same time? When it’s an Earl the Squirrel Spirit Jersey! Okay, it’s not quite a sweater, but it’s perfect for Florida winters.
“Merry and Nutty” Earl the Squirrel Spirit Jersey – $75.00
Look what we found at Port of Entry Christmas Shoppe at Universal’s Islands of Adventure — an Earl the Squirrel “Merry and Nutty” Spirit Jersey. The upper half is dark grey with a flat front crew neck, while the lower half and portion of the sleeves have a fair isle design.
The upper left side of the chest features a silkscreened Earl the Squirrel, in a red checked lumberjack hat with ear flaps, poking his head through a decorated wreath. “Universal Studios” in is in yellow on one side of the wreath.
The lower half of the long sleeve sweater is adorned with traditional red trucks, white snowflakes, green trees and squirrels, and white acorns.
“Merry & Nutty” is embroidered across the back of the sweater with red and white snowflake accents.
For those who are not familiar with Earl the Squirrel, he was inspired by a real-life squirrel who, one year, was discovered by workers when it decided to make its home in the park’s main Christmas tree.
As the story goes, when workers were putting up the tree when all of a sudden, they noticed a string of lights go out. Upon inspection, they noticed the wire had been chewed, and they eventually discovered the squirrel culprit.
Universal decided to incorporate this intrepid squirrel into the tree (and now he has his own line of merchandise — and last year, he even had a meet and greet!). Now when you visit the park, carefully look at the park’s largest Christmas tree and see if you can spot Earl (an electronic version) hiding in the tree.
Will you be sporting this Earl the Squirrel Spirit Jersey at a holiday party this year? Let us know in the comments below.