It was taped before Super Smackdown last week.
It was actually an amazing Raw. Berto vs. Cena was the most fun I've had watching a match all year. Bowling ball to the nuts included. Having them open gifts to find weapons was the greatest idea ever, as was Cena obliging when they were chanting "use the tree". Only thing that could have made it better was if someone got hit with a giant candy cane. Cena's over the top passion for Santa had me on the floor. I also really liked how it was clearly Mick Foley from the beginning but they never acknowledged it. It was just this weird standalone show that worked.