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Abu el Banat 

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

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Aaron Sorkin (created by), Debora Cahn | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stockard Channing ... Abbey Bartlet
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Joshua Malina ... Will Bailey
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... Jed Bartlet
Lily Tomlin ... Deborah Fiderer
Dylan Baker ... Attorney General Alan Fisk
Elisabeth Moss ... Zoey Bartlet
Annabeth Gish ... Elizabeth Bartlet Westin
Steven Eckholdt ... Doug Westin
Nina Siemaszko ... Ellie Bartlet
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Storyline

The entire Bartlet family tries to gather for an early Christmas dinner at the White House, 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. Jed, who likes and respects Doug, still thinks it's should be Liz who should run for the open seat. Written by meebly

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 2003 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Elisabeth Moss returns as Jed's daughter Zoey Bartlett. Mark Moses appears as Congressman Richter. Moss and Moses would later work together on Mad Men (2007) as co-workers and occasional lovers Peggy and Duck. See more »

Quotes

President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet: You know, 15 years ago, we took a trip to Egypt, all five of us, saw the pyramids and Luxor, then headed up into the Sinai. We had a guide, a Bedouin man, who called me "Abu el Banat." Whenever we'd meet another Bedouin, he'd introduce me as "Abu el Banat." The Bedouin would laugh and laugh and then offer me a cup of tea. And I'd go and pay them for the tea, and they wouldn't let me. "Abu el Banat" means "father of daughters." They thought the tea was the least they could do.
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Connections

References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

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West Wing Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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