This special is much like the past Christmas special episode last year, with it being longer than the usual Shounen Club episode and being part clip show.
These Christmas special episodes are a nice way to round out the year for the program. It is a nice way to look back on what happened during the year. Plus with clip shows it can get rather boring when it is mainly just clips so this gives a good balance between new and old.
So with this 2007 is wrapped up and it is time to begin 2008. Outside of A.B.C-Z being formed I cannot remember much that really happened, I guess there is the formation of Hey! Say! 7 WEST as well but since the Kansai Juniors are stuck to a month's worth of episodes it is harder to appreciate the changes on SC as they are usually learned of through different means, like the magazines.