In the vid, the Hough family is gathered around Derek, who is reading from a Hunger Games-themed book. “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the night, tomorrow is dance wars and we’re gonna fight, fight, fight!” Derek faux-reads.
Nina slowly (and creepily) stands up behind him, dressed in a Santa mask. She pulls it off, and asks pleasantly: “Hey, guys, what’s going on?”
“Nina Dobrev from Vampire Diaries? What?” Derek exclaims. Then, Nina puts on her best vamp expression (she has a lot of practice at this point), and scares the entire family away. They run screaming, setting the stage for the Christmas Dance War to come. And Nina’s addition to the crew. Derek captioned the vid: “May the odds be ever in your favor ...@mariamenounos78 #christmasdancewars.”
We love this particular Christmas tradition, and we love that Nina is a part of it!
What do you think of the Dance Wars tradition? Do you find Nina’s honorable spot in the Hough family as adorable as we do? Sound off in the comments below!
The Vampire Diaries returns Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m. on The CW.
Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!