Wow! Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev is seriously impressing us with her Dance Battle moves. The 24-year-old spent Christmas as an honorary member of the Hough family, aka the clan that has produced Dancing With the Stars sensations Julianne Hough and Nina’s summer flame, Derek Hough.

This holiday season, the Houghs and Nina were embroiled in an intense Christmas Dance Battle on Instagram with former DWTS contestant Maria Menounos and DWTS pro Mark Ballas. But we were obviously partial to Nina’s time-stopping moves. Watch Nina stop time in this epic 15-second video.


In the video (filmed and then reversed), Nina seemingly pulls off fantastically impossible feats like summoning a Santa hat to her head, un-ripping a piece of paper, and sending small children flying across the room  all set to Icona Pop’s “All Night.” We knew she was talented, but we never knew she could manipulate time! At this point, we really shouldn’t be surprised. She regularly launched into super-speed on TVD.

The vid was captioned “Naughty or Nice List!” and was part of the ongoing Dance Battle War Maria started with DWTS partner Derek on Thanksgiving Day. This was just one video in a series the Houghs produced for Christmas Day  all featuring Nina! The Houghs also created a Hunger Games-themed pump-up video for Christmas Eve and a tightly choreographed dance number also featuring “All Night.” This one is definitely our favorite, though. Perhaps, because we get Nina front and center!

Are you as impressed with Nina as we are? Which is your favorite Dance Wars contribution? Sound off in the comments below!

The Vampire Diaries returns Thursday, January 23, 2014 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+!