American Horror Story Gets Festive: First pics!

American Horror Story delivers a Christmas episode with a sinister twist

American Horror Story is feeling Christmassy this year, but naturally it’s not a light-hearted and jolly affair. The episode sees Ian McShane (Lovejoy himself) as a cold-hearted killer who dresses as Santa. More details and pics below…


December, 1962: A killer who dresses as Santa is on the loose.

December, 1964: It’s a not-so-jolly Christmastime at Briarcliff, and Sister Mary Eunice is organising a Christmas party.

Frank, stunned at what he has done, has an awakening of conscience, and vows to make things right. Sister Jude (Jessica Lange), emboldened by her recent discovery, is also determined to turn the tables.

She returns to Briarcliff for a confrontation with Sister Mary Eunice and the demon that dwells within her… and eventually finds an unlikely ally. But the murderous Santa is an inmate at Briarcliff… and Sister Mary Eunice thinks it’s time for him to come out and play.

This particular episode of American Horror Story: Asylum ‘Unholy Night’ will air in the UK  on 18 December.

American Horror Story: Asylum airs at Tuesdays at 10pm on FX.