The holiday season was welcomed by this week's edition of SmackDown and it looked really promising, especially due to the fact that Theodore Long made it a Super Show, inviting superstars from Raw to be a part of the big night, and his authority for the night was given to special guest host Mick Foley.
Mick Foley was in the ring to start off the celebrations all dressed up as Santa Claus. Foley announced a mistletoe match, a miracle on 34th Street Fight and a Steel Cage match for the night. He took it upon himself to welcome the SmackDown announce team, which comprised of Michael Cole dressed up like Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, Josh Matthews dressed like an elf, and Booker-T dressed as Santa. On Foley's request, Booker performed his trademark spin-a-roony in the ring, and that brought Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes into the ring, who was clearly disappointed at a retired wrestler like Booker getting so much of the spotlight. The two exchanged words, and then agreed to face each other in a singles match later in the night.