Happy July 4, everyone in the U.S.A. For everyone else, happy 12 days until Game of Thrones!
Yes, we are in the home stretch, only 12 more days until Season 7 arrives around the world, simulcast at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 16. That's 2 a.m. on July 17 in the UK, 3 a.m. in Spain, 11 a.m. in Sydney, Australia, and 1 p.m. in New Zealand.
To commemorate what should be an international day of celebration, we bring to you the 12 Days of Game of Thrones. It's important to celebrate each day like it might be the last, as far, far too many people have bugged George R.R. Martin to tell them when the next book is coming out, and there's only so many Starks left for him to kill before he starts in on the rest of the general population.
Feel free to sing along!
On the twelfth day till Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin gave to me....
12 Tyrions Drinking
It's how the show started — with Tyrion drinking. Sometimes, I think it's how the show will end.
11 Aryas Dancing
At this point, she's a better dancer than Sansa.
10 Tyrells Scheming
Margaery learned from the best, but somehow only Olenna survived.
9 Jaimes Riding
In all different colors of armor -- gold and red!
8 Ramsay Murders
For a psychopath, Ramsay liked to keep his murders close to home. Or at least, close to those he wanted to punish.
7 Cersei Side Eyes
It's her best quality, other than drinking wine. Quietly side eyeing the enemies. All of them.
6 Sansa Dresses
Her wardrobe has a wide variety, from wedding golds to wedding whites to her dark Sansa get-ups.
5 Fallen Kings
The War of the Five Kings killed them all: Stannis, Renly, Joffrey, Balon, and Robb. All that's left are the queens.
4 Sad Jon Snows
Don't weep for Jon Snow, oh Westeros. He does it enough for everyone.
They're the best parts of Dany, and fire made flesh. (Also they were so adorable back then! And they all fit into a single gif!)
2 Tormund Leers
Get some Brienne. Trust us.
And A Bran Stark In a Weirwood Tree
If he just lays here, will you lie with him and help him save the world?
Game of Thrones Season 7 arrives in 12 days.