The battle in this episode was to simple and easy for Naruto.
During the beginning of the battle when Naruto and the villain first fought, Naruto struggled but could not defeat the villain but in the end Naruto captured him in less than a ten second one on one battle with the Rasengan... I truly dislike the ending of the story (this is not when Natuto defeated the villain) when Menma came up with a plan to counter the final threat to the whole village that caused by the thieves..
Overall, I think this episode wasn't all that bad. The story stays true to the purpose.
I'm just looking forward to the next episodes in January!