Man, this episode bored me. Couldn't get into it at all, even when the combination of Cleveland, a Santa suit, and alcohol should have led to laughs. It didn't. The only funny stuff seemed to come from Cleveland Jr., which is starting to become a trend.
I recorded this and watched it today. I liked it well enough to start taping the series. Katey Sagel and Ron Perlman really lead the rest of the cast, who are fun to watch as well. It seems gritty as the other FX dramas.