The most wonderful time of the year is once again upon us. The Christmas season is here and with that comes Christmas TV episodes!
For the 25 days leading up til Christmas Day this month, we’ll be spotlighting some of the best Christmas-themed episodes from some of Geek culture’s greatest shows. Each day we’ll cover different shows and episodes and encourage you to watch along with us. So come one, come all, to the 25 Days of Geek TV Christmas!
Tuesday, December 21th, 2010 – Day 21: The West Wing
Season 3, Episode 10: “Bartlet for America”
Directed by: Thomas Schlamme
Written by: Aaron Sorkin
Starring: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, DulÃ© Hill, Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Martin Sheen, Stockard Channing, Tim Matheson, Joanna Gleason, Mark Feuerstein, Clark Gregg, James Handy, and Steven Gilborn
Original Air Date: December 12, 2001
You can also purchase a copy of the episode at Amazon or iTunes.
Though “Bartlet for America” takes place during the third season of The West Wing, the episode is primarily composed of flashbacks focusing on the history behind Senator Bartlet’s decision to run for President, which is incredibly moving, engaging, and interesting. The episode contains the usual brilliant Sorkin charm and is expertly shot. Another outstanding Christmas episode of The West Wing.
Leo fears the worst when he testifies in the congressional investigation into Bartlet’s lack of public disclosure about his illness.
Join us tomorrow for a classic holiday episode of Lois and Clark and let us know what you thought of “Bartlet for America.”