On the latest American Dad, Steve accidentally shoots Santa Claus and the family covers it up, leading to some swift and furious justice from a newly-resurrected Santa. Warning: Elves and reindeer were harmed in the making of this episode.

Stan gets Steve a gun for Christmas, which leads to some unsurprisingly violent consequences.

The family takes Santa's body and buries it in the woods, vowing never to speak of the cover-up again. Little do they know, Santa has been brought back to life, and boy is he angry.

Santa sends the Smiths gruesome death threats.

The Smiths head up into the mountains to hide, but you can't hide from Santa Clause!

An epic battle ensues, with much loss of life on the North Pole side of the fight.

Ultimately the sunrise saves the day, since Santa is forced back to the North Pole for another year. He vows to return to finish carrying out his murderous plans. Francine takes the news well.

And remember, he knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!