The Vampire Diaries Spoilers

Vampire Diaries Christmas Photos: 'Steroline' Under the Mistletoe, Damon's Hot Date and More

Go ahead, wish the Salvatores a merry Christmas all you want — they’re not getting one.

The CW has released a new batch of photos from Friday’s Vampire Diaries (8/7c), which we already know is going to feature a hell of a holiday, thanks to this extremely stressful trailer:

Anyway, the photos range from sweet (Stefan and Caroline under the mistletoe!) to utterly unsettling (I could totally see Damon killing Matt’s dad), but would you expect anything less from Christmas on this show? Need I remind you of Klaus’ festive massacre back in Season 4?

(Disclaimer: I realize it’s possible that the shrubbery hovering over Stefan and Caroline might not, in fact, be mistletoe. But it kind of looks like mistletoe, and this is a Christmas episode, so we can fight about it in the playground after school or something.)

Your thoughts, hopes and fears about Friday’s episode? Drop ’em in a comment.