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The West Wing

Abu el Banat (Season 5, Episode 9)
TV-14
TV Episode | 42 min | Drama

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 ...See moreThe 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 See less
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Aaron Sorkin (created by) | Debora Cahn | Josh Singer (staff writer)
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Updated Dec 3, 2003

Release date
Dec 3, 2003 (United States)

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Stockard Channing
Abbey Bartlet Abbey Bartlet   See fewer
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Dulé Hill
Charlie Young Charlie Young   See fewer
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Allison Janney
C.J. Cregg C.J. Cregg   See fewer
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Joshua Malina
Will Bailey Will Bailey   See fewer
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Janel Moloney
Donna Moss Donna Moss   See fewer
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Richard Schiff
Toby Ziegler Toby Ziegler   See fewer
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John Spencer
Leo McGarry Leo McGarry   See fewer
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Bradley Whitford
Josh Lyman Josh Lyman   See fewer
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Martin Sheen
Jed Bartlet Jed Bartlet   See fewer
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Lily Tomlin
Deborah Fiderer Deborah Fiderer   See fewer
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Dylan Baker
Attorney General Alan Fisk Attorney General Alan Fisk   See fewer
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Elisabeth Moss
Zoey Bartlet Zoey Bartlet   See fewer
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Annabeth Gish
Elizabeth Bartlet Westin Elizabeth Bartlet Westin   See fewer
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Steven Eckholdt
Doug Westin Doug Westin   See fewer
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Nina Siemaszko
Ellie Bartlet Ellie Bartlet   See fewer
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Ron Canada
Under Secretary of State Theodore Barrow Under Secretary of State Theodore Barrow   See fewer
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NiCole Robinson
Margaret Margaret   See fewer
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Mark Moses
Donald Richter Donald Richter   See fewer
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Melissa Fitzgerald
Carol Fitzpatrick Carol Fitzpatrick   See fewer
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Charles Currie
Steward Steward   See fewer
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Bruno Gunn
Agent Len (as Bruno Gioiello) Agent Len (as Bruno Gioiello)   See fewer
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Don Fisher
Major Castrop (uncredited) Major Castrop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mitch Gibney
Talking Head (uncredited) Talking Head (uncredited)   See fewer
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Christmas Caroler (uncredited) Christmas Caroler (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 330 votes