5 December 2012 12:32 PM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

"American Horror Story: Asylum" is getting in the Christmas spirit this week. And, as to be expected, there's nothing quite like the way Briarcliff celebrates the holiday season.

In the episode, "Unholy Night" (Wed., Dec. 5, 10 p.m. Est on FX), highly-anticipated guest star Ian McShane plays a very twisted Santa Claus and Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe) has St. Nick in her custody now that she's in charge at the asylum.

Rabe started the season as the innocent, perpetually nervous nun who was scared to eat a candy apple and has become the diabolical, deranged, yet wickedly funny woman who is anything but pious ever since the devil possessed her.

The actress, who also appeared on "American Horror Story's" first installment, took the time to talk to HuffPost TV via phone about working with McShane, her upcoming romantic scene with an unlikely character, what a Christmas tree looks like at the asylum, »

- Jaimie Etkin

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