Yes, mabfan, I did watch it. I spent it winding wool, but I watched it.
And Sorkin pulled off what I think was meant as a metasnark. The only one with the "Christmas Spirit" was Matt, the Jewish guy. Everyone else, ostensibly Christians (although we really don't know. Darius could be a pagan, after all), spent the entire episode debunking it, while saying things just slightly off - Ben Joseph instead of Josephus, mispronouncing betullah, things like that. If Matt had done that, it would have felt (and, yes, been) mean spirited. Instead, it was *funny*. Which is rarely a word I'd use in conjunction with Studio 60, so *cool*. And while I'm still having problems with Jordan's characterization (are we going to have pregnancy eating jokes until she has her baby in time for May sweeps?), Harriet was portrayed as someone intelligent and talented.
So, the promos lied. Again. I'm not really terribly surprised.