Just in time for Christmas, maker of futuristic robots for the US Military, Google-owned Boston Dynamics, has unleashed a video that is sure to crush all visions of sugar plums dancing in heads and replace them instead with some good old-fashioned Santa-themed nightmare fuel.

And that is exactly what the thoughtful people at Boston Dynamics have done — festooning their war-machine robot dogs with lights and antlers in some sort of How The Grinch Stole Christmas / Terminator 2 mashup.

In the video, robot-dogs pull along a sleigh while a (presumably human) passenger exclaims "happy holidays from Boston Dynamics!"

The cyber-pups are the company's "Spot" dog-like robot, reports CNet, which are a version of "a DARPA-funded all-terrain cyber-canine meant for military use."

This militarization of what was once merely crassly commercial could fundamentally change what it means to be on Santa's "naughty" list.

Well, just to get ahead of it: I, for one, welcome our new insect robot overlords.

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