A lot of people are of the impression that the Clipdown part one has already aired. Here's what I know:
My cable box guide, E.com, Tv Guide and Yahoo TV all agree that the Clipdown has not aired and is not even scheduled. What IS scheduled is some-sort of year-ending show on the 22nd. One post on the boards at E.com said that the poster even DVRd the entire night on E just to make sure they didn't miss it. ALL of this seems to be caused by an old story on E.com that was written in early December that said part one of the Clipdown aired this week. As far as is humanly possible, I believe I have shown it has not.
Of course, I'm writing all of this before the Soup has even aired, so who knows what clues the show itself may provide.
Enjoy the season.
p.s. The show does answer the question. Clipdown starts next Friday, special the following Monday. Also, thanks go out to vivalaughlin who brought the whole matter to my attention in the first place.