Why is Santa Wielding a Huge Sword?

Were we naughty this year? Is that why Santa looks like he’s about to put the damage on us? Or is he about to save Christmas from some orcs?

Point is… you’ve been good this year and you deserve to know the answer to the question posed by Swordy Santa over there. (Painted in all his splendor by Gregory Manchess.) And if you’re registered for the weekly Tor.com newsletter, you’ll know the story behind this image tomorrow!

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Merry Dragon’s Mass!

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