‘Vampire Diaries’ First Look: Caroline and Tyler Face Off at the Winter Wonderland Party (EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS)

Lauren DiMascio / December 6, 2012

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The holidays are coming to Mystic Falls on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries as the town is set to throw a major winter wonderland-themed bash for charity on next week’s holiday episode.

“The episode is very much about loyalty and relationships and betrayals and all that kind of drama that tends to come around family holidays,” executive producer Julie Plec told reporters.

And now Celebuzz has your first look at the holiday party in two exclusive photos featuring Candice Accola (who plays Caroline) and Michael Trevino (Tyler).

In the shots, the tension between the scheming lovers seems to be coming to a head at the charity event. With the holiday décor surrounding them, Caroline looks like she’s ready to blow at Tyler and his plan for Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and his hybrids.

Also at odds with Tyler – Caroline’s new BFF, Stefan (Paul Wesley). But when the blonde vamp tries to offer a possible solution to their disagreement, werewolf Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) will take issue.

Could it be because of her recently discovered (by the audience) partnership with Professor Shane (David Alpay)?

The good professor will become even more integrated into the group on “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” as he and Bonnie (Kat Graham) will help Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) work with Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to conquer his vampire hunter urges at the lake house. Expect shocking news on this last episode before the New Year as well: Shane will reveal some history which will make jaws drop.

Launch the gallery above to see our exclusive photos plus more photos from TVD’s holiday episode, “O Come, All Ye Faithful.”

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 PM on The CW.

Do you think Caroline and Tyler can fix their issues? Or would you rather see her with Klaus? Sound off in the comments below!

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