Leave it to Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder to turn Christmas into a bloody fest that only Damon Salvatore — and maybe Stefan’s “Ripper” personality — would enjoy. We know that these guys get dirty on a daily basis, it’s just a side effect of playing a sassy vampire on television. But with Ian’s latest overshare on Instagram, he’s got us yanking at our covers, hoping to shield ourselves from the horror!

“Season’s Greetings from Damon The Red-Nosed Reindeer Ripper…,” Ian captioned the graphic photo on Instagram. Just look at the blood dripping from this bad boy and his sharp fangs. The evil grin is almost too much for us to handle.

But this isn’t the first time that Damon has used the fabulous makeup effects of the TVD miracle workers to scare the general public. Just last week Ian shared a hilarious story about scaring people at a gas station when he left set with a little blood leftover on his face. Could we love this guy more? Yeah, we don’t think so.

This photo does leave us wondering just why Ian was covered in so much blood. Has he gone on a Ripper-like feast. If so, who is his latest meal? According to Twitter, Ian has been filming with Rick Cosnett a lot lately — maybe Damon has finally put an end to Dr. Wes Maxfield’s reign of terror. Either way, we hope that Damon is back with Elena (Nina Dobrev) by the time this photo was taken. There’s only so long we can go without knowing that our favorite ship is sailing.

Why do you think Ian was so bloody in this pic? Is Damon up to his old ways? Hit the comments and speculate!

Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!