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!
Monday, December 20th, 2010 – Day 20: The West Wing
Season 2, Episode 10: “Noel”
Directed by: Thomas Schlamme
Written by: Aaron Sorkin and Peter Parnell
Starring: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Martin Sheen, Melissa Fitzgerald, Gary Carlos Cervantes, Daniel von Bargen, Gregory Alan Williams, Paxton Whitehead, Yo-Yo Ma and Adam Arkin
Original Air Date: December 20, 2000
You can purchase a copy of the episode at Amazon or iTunes.
While it’s not as great as “In Excelsis Deo,” “Noel” is another outstanding Christmas episode of The West Wing. The back and forth between Josh and his traumatologist is Sorkin and Bradley Whitford at their finest. Many aspects of the episode culminate in a perfect way as Yo-Yo Ma closes out the Christmas party at The White House.
At Christmas time, Leo hires a traumatologist to force Josh to confront his unacknowledged stress resulting from when he was shot.
Join us tomorrow for a classic holiday episode of The West Wing and let us know what you thought of “Noel.”