|Season 1 Episode 225909
IN EXCELSIS DEO 9/8pm 12/15/99
WHITE HOUSE WHITE CHRISTMAS BRINGS GLAD -- AND SAD -- TIDINGS -- As Christmas Eve approaches, President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) eagerly sneaks out of the White House for some last-minute Christmas shopping, while a haunted Toby (Richard Schiff) learns more about a forgotten Korean War hero who died alone on the district's cold streets while wearing a coat that Toby once donated to charity. In other hushed corridors, Sam (Rob Lowe) and Josh (Bradley Whitford) ignore Leo's (John Spencer) advice and consult Sam's call girl friend (guest star Lisa Edelstein) concerning her confidential clientele when one political rival hints at exposing Leo's previous drug problem. C.J. (Allison Janney) wonders aloud about the President's public response to a notorious hate crime while her personal resolve weakens as a persistent reporter (guest star Timothy Busfield, "thirtysomething") continues to ask her out. Moira Kelly and Dule Hill also star.