Mr. Beringer was Kate Beringer’s father who had died one Christmas Eve, when Kate was a child. On invasion night, Kate shares her story about her dad’s death, with Billy Peltzer. She explains that he had attempted to go down the chimney on Christmas Eve, one year, to surprise them with presents. However, he had died in the process, having broken his neck and had instantly died. His death was one of the hardest experiences Kate had ever dealt with, and had made her (and her mother) decide they would not celebrate Christmas anymore. His first name is not mentioned.