Ho ho ho. Developer Volition and publisher Deep Silver have announced that scabrous splatterpunk satire Saints Row IV is getting a festive theme DLC mission pack entitled How The Saints Save Christmas.
The download includes three new missions and an all new story in which Santa Claus becomes trapped in the grimy simulated city of the game. The leader of the Saints - that would be you - is too much of a grinchy old curmudgeon to free Father Christmas from this hellhole, and so the rest of the gang take it upon themselves to show him the true meaning of the season. Spoiler: it probably involves a lot of killing.
There are also some new vehicles and weapons to jingle your bells. You'll be able to take to the sky with the Flying Reindeer and Santa's Sleigh, or wreak havoc with the Red Rider BB Gun, Christmas Dubstep Gun or the ominously titled North Pole.
There's even a Yuletide competition to celebrate the launch. Upload a video of yourself and your friends singing Saints Row themed lyrics to Jingle Bells before December 5th and you could win a game guide, Gioteck EX-05 Headset, Razer DeathAdder ergonomic Mouse and a pair of Limited Edition Saints Row unbreakable sunglasses.
How the Saints Save Christmas will be available from 11th December for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.