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"The West Wing" Holy Night (2002)

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The West Wing: Season 4: Episode 11 -- A winter storm blankets the northeast as a staffer gets a surprising visit from his father, and Bartlet and Leo start to hear the footsteps.


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Original Air Date:
11 December 2002 (Season 4, Episode 11)
Toby's estranged father appears in his office a couple of nights before Christmas. Leo and Jed find themselves trying to fix problems as well as their consciences. | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Thomas Schlamme 
Writing credits
Aaron Sorkin (created by)

Aaron Sorkin (written by)

David Gerken (staff writer) &
Mark Goffman (staff writer) &
David Handelman (staff writer) &
Debora Cahn (staff writer) &
William Sind (staff writer) &
Paula Yoo (staff writer) &
Michael Oates Palmer (staff writer)

Produced by
Neal Ahern Jr. .... producer
Kevin Falls .... co-executive producer
Alex Graves .... co-executive producer
Kristin Harms .... producer
Mindy Kanaskie .... associate producer
Christopher Misiano .... co-executive producer
Paul Redford .... producer
Thomas Schlamme .... executive producer
Aaron Sorkin .... executive producer
Patrick Ward .... associate producer
John Wells .... executive producer
Llewellyn Wells .... line producer
Original Music by
W.G. Snuffy Walden (music by)
Cinematography by
Thomas Del Ruth (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Russell Denove 
Casting by
Anthony Sepulveda 
Production Design by
Kenneth Hardy 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Totleben 
Costume Design by
Lyn Paolo  (as Lyn Elizabeth Paolo)
Makeup Department
John Damiani .... key make-up
Jeffrey Sacino .... key hair stylist
Ginger Damon .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Greg LaCava .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Dylan K. Massin .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Bernstein .... first assistant director
Adam Ben Frank .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jack Evans .... on-set dresser
Blanche Sindelar .... property master
Scott De Shields .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Michael Parent .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Catherine Flynn .... dialogue editor
Patrick Hanson .... sound mixer
Thomas A. Harris .... supervising sound editor
Dan Hiland .... re-recording mixer
Walter Newman .... supervising sound editor
Gary D. Rogers .... re-recording mixer
Nicholas R. Allen .... boom operator (uncredited)
Kevin B. Barron .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Juan Cisneros .... boom operator (uncredited)
Casey J. Crabtree .... foley artist (uncredited)
Michael Crabtree .... foley artist (uncredited)
Al Gomez .... foley mixer & editor (uncredited)
Jessica Goodwin .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Yervant Hagopian .... utility sound (uncredited)
Karen Spangenberg .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Deron Street .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Amy D'Alessandro .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chad Persons .... camera operator
Stephen Pazanti .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Steve Randolph .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Calmar Roberts .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
William D. Wynn .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Barbara Miller .... executive in charge of casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Debra Beebe .... costume supervisor
Philip Hayman .... costume supervisor
Robert Cron .... key costumer (uncredited)
Alyssa Kim .... key costumer (uncredited)
Music Department
Ann Kline .... music supervisor
Matthias Weber .... music editor (as Mattweb)
Transportation Department
Bart Johnson .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Hobart Lundt .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Eli Attie .... executive story editor
Hilary Griffiths .... dialogue coach
Lauren Lohman .... assistant: Aaron Sorkin
Dee Dee Myers .... consultant
Gene Sperling .... consultant
Amy D'Alessandro .... titles (uncredited)
Patrick Falls .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Melissa Myers .... writing assistant (uncredited)
Matt G. Sheets .... staff assistant (uncredited)
Barbara Thaxton .... script supervisor: additional photography (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Germany:45 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Toby's father looks at a framed newspaper clipping on his office wall. This particular newspaper photo was used as a plot device in the first season when Sam and Toby are sent to rescue the Supreme Court nomination from jail.See more »
Factual errors: While the President is walking outside, he is saluted by a Marine, the Marine kept his left hand behind his back and not at his side.See more »
Charlie Young:Well, Jean-Paul, I read a hundred and fifty words about you in US Weekly and I feel like I know you already.See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Truly Amazing, 26 June 2012
Author: talentedripples from United Kingdom

This series is amazing. From season 1 to season 5 the writing is flawless, and well executed. The actors who grace the halls of this infamous and fictional west wing work together in a cohesive, elegant and enchanting manner. The entire cast works wonderfully together.

This series is funny and enchanting and heart breaking and moving all at the same time. Each episode brings a new point to the table. The West Wing is about the people more than the politics because I've seen this series four times and I still don't have a clue what they are talking about. And yet, I love it still. This is a testament to the writing skills of the writing team because the personal relationships and characterisation could easily lost amongst the politics. It most certainly is not.

The West Wing sports complicated characters whose reactions to the situations they are put in are consistent and believable. Each character is endearing in their own way whilst displaying many other qualities.

Yet series 6 and 7 are not recommended. They are dull, boring, and excruciatingly painful to watch. It's long, drawn out and holds little substance.

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