The West Wing: Season 5, Episode 9

Abu el Banat (3 Dec. 2003)

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The entire Bartlet family tries to gather for an early Christmas dinner at the w.h., but inevitable delays occur, as the president must deal with an overseas crisis, Ellie is held up at her... See full summary »

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The entire Bartlet family tries to gather for an early Christmas dinner at the w.h., but inevitable delays occur, as the president must deal with an overseas crisis, Ellie is held up at her lab, and five-year-old grandson Gus is having tantrums. In addition, Doug Westin, Jed and Abby's son-in-law, approaches Josh about running for an open congressional seat in his home district; Josh, Leo and the New Hampshire Democratic Party have already chosen a viable local candidate, but Doug persists, while Jed, who likes and respects Doug, still thinks it's Liz who should be running for Congress. Written by meebly

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This is the second of three episodes to feature all three of President Bartlet's daughters. The other two are 5.2 "Dogs of War" and 7.18 "Requiem". See more »

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President Josiah Bartlet: I'm not dwelling. I think it's fine. I think we should all spend Christmas at Liz's in-laws.
Abbey Bartlet: We're invited.
President Josiah Bartlet: Never again. I still have flashbacks
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7 December 2012 | by (Jersey City) – See all my reviews

Another worthy entry in the WEST WING yule-a-thon! The presidential family gathers for Christmas dinner at the White House...sort of. Jed is stuck in a meeting, Ellie arrives even later, and people are coming and going from the table as family drama swirls, most of it over Liz and her husband Doug Westin (Steven Eckholdt - THE L WORD), who comes to Josh seeking the President's endorsement in a run for congress. The DNC has another candidate in mind, and Josh miserably and repeatedly tries to get this message across. Steven would do five episodes, and have some great moments. The most whopping scene in this one is between Jed and Liz, where a family's past and present come thudding together.


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