The Father Christmas of Westeros will leave something worse than coal in your stocking.
It's not hard to imagine a small child seeing George R.R. Martin and thinking, "Santa!"
But that man is no jolly ol' Saint Nick. Sure, he's brought adults some of the best fantasy this side of Tolkien, but that doesn't mean he ought to become the new Kriss Kringle.
If you think we're wrong, just take a gander at this comic from artist Anna-Maria Jung.
That's right. You've heard of a White Christmas, but if Martin had his way it would be a red one instead. So next time you see George strolling down the street, just remember that if he could see when you're sleeping and know when you're awake, he would use that power to unleash a reign of terror before riding away on a sleigh the color of your parent's blood.
Merry Christmas, everyone!