SmackDown Recap: December 22
S2015 episode 853 Aired on December 22, 2015

SuperSmackDown LIVE on USA Network was full of holiday chaos as The New Day revealed their new Christmas album in a way only they can, Team B.A.D. gave Becky Lynch an eggnog bath and Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler and Kevin Owens battled amid Christmas decorations.

SuperSmackDown LIVE's main event Triple Threat Match for the Intercontinental Championship did not disappoint as Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler and Kevin Owens battled in a holiday slugfest. With Triple Threat Match rules in effect, all three Superstars took their championship clash up the ramp using SuperSmackDown LIVE's Christmas decorations to futher the chaos. Trees, ornaments and gifts went flying as The Lunatic Fringe, The Showoff and KO used every decoration in sight to inflict further damage.

The carnage continued back into the squared-circle as all three competitors traded vicious blows. At one point, Fight Owens Fight delivered a brutal suplex to the unstable Ambrose, who landed directly on his head. As the referee checked to make sure the titleholder was OK, the unforgiving Owens continued his offensive onslaught against Ziggler outside the ring. Finally, with all three men at their limit, Ziggler superkicked Owens out of the ring, subsequently opening up an opportunity for Ambrose to hit Dirty Deeds on his unsuspecting challenger for the win.

Monday night on Raw, The Usos managed to defeat The New Day in a 3-on-2 Handicap Match, but they couldn't overcome the odds on SuperSmackDown LIVE. The WWE Slammy Award winners for Tag Team of the Year pushed Alberto Del Rio & Rusev to the limit, but The League of Nations' strength in numbers ultimately prevailed. With the referee's attention turned toward King Barrett on the ring apron, The Super Athlete kicked Jey Uso in the back, allowing the United States Champion to hit his top rope stomp on the tangled up Uso for the win.

Following the contest, the foreign faction continued to attack the fallen Usos until Roman Reigns arrived, helping his Samoan cousins clear the ring of their rivals.

Before The New Day defended their WWE Tag Team Championship against The Lucha Dragons, Xavier Woods, Big E and Kofi Kingston addressed the WWE Universe with their usual positivity, despite the fact that they failed to win the Slammy Award for Tag Team of the Year on Monday night. The spirited trio even alerted everyone to their upcoming Christmas album, which includes songs like "Rudolph the Red-horned Unicorn."

Once they were done spreading holiday cheer to everyone in attendance, Kofi Kingston and Big E engaged in an action-packed battle against Kalisto & Sin Cara. The masked challengers brought their trademark high-flying offense to the match, but with the boisterous Woods and his trombone at ringside, the numbers were not in the Dragons' favor. After knocking Woods from the ring apron, Sin Cara attempted to hit a spectacular springboard moonsault on Big E, but was caught in mid-air and slammed to the mat via the Big Ending for the 1-2-3. Indeed, the WWE Universe is in store for a very “booty Christmas.”

In other action... The Divas Champion Charlotte locked in the Figure-Eight on Brie Bella to force a tap out... The high-flying Neville showed why he won the Slammy Award for Breakout Star of the Year when he hit his eye-opening Red Arrow on Viktor for the pinfall... Titus O'Neil and Neville, elf ears and all, came to the rescue of Santino Marella's Christmas party. Stardust and The Ascension had plans of canceling the holiday, but The Real Deal and The Man That Gravity Forgot made it clear they weren't going to let Christmas go down without a fight... Titus O'Neil and Neville, elf ears and all, came to the rescue of Santino Marella's Christmas party... and The Wyatt Family defeated Kane, Ryback and The Dudley Boyz.