11/30/2012 02:36 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Ian McShane On 'American Horror Story': First Look At Actor As Santa In 'Asylum's' Christmas Episode (PHOTO)

Ian McShane is swinging by "American Horror Story: Asylum" as a not-so-jolly Santa Claus for a very Briarcliff Christmas. HuffPost TV has the exclusive first look at the Golden Globe winner's apperance.

In the episode, titled "Unholy Night" (Wed., Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. EST on FX), McShane will play a bloodthirsty St. Nick who wreaks havoc at the asylum.

Check out HuffPostTV's exclusive photo of McShane as psycho Santa below:

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"American Horror Story" co-creator Ryan Murphy talked about McShane as Santa Clause earlier this week to Entertainment Weekly and teased "an amazing scene" where Sister Jude takes on Santa.

Murphy described the character as "a crazy person who was victimized so badly in prison that he made a psychotic break and decides he’s Santa Claus and he knows who’s been naughty and who’s been nice."

There's nothing like Christmastime at Briarcliff!

"American Horror Story: Asylum" airs on Wednesday at 10 p.m. EST on FX.

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