Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw Make Christmas a Time to Remember for Children and Spouses of Those Serving in Iraq

Dec 13, 2004, 00:00 ET from DR. PHIL

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw
 hosted a Christmas party for 27 children who have a parent serving in our
 armed forces in Iraq.  The special, three-part holiday episodes of the DR.
 PHIL show, "Dr. Phil and Robin's Christmas Party," will air on three
 consecutive days, Wednesday, Dec. 15, Thursday, Dec. 16 and Friday, Dec. 17.
 (Check www.DrPhil.com for further info. and local listings.)
     The party was held at the McGraw's home this weekend and featured special
 guests from music, film, television and the entertainment industries including
 Kelsey Grammer, Marcia Gross, Melissa Joan Hart, SpongeBob, Chrissy Carlson
 Romano ("Kim Possible," "Even Steven,"), Emma Roberts (niece of Julia Roberts)
 and Lil' Romeo, as well as a special appearance by St. Nick (aka Santa Claus).
     In addition to the holiday party for the children, the entire studio
 audience at the Dr. Phil taping was comprised of military spouses celebrating
 a theme of bringing families closer and observing the rituals and traditions
 of Christmas.
     "The children and spouses of those serving half-a-world away in Iraq
 continue to make an enormous sacrifice," said Dr. McGraw, "in order that their
 loved ones can serve our country.  We want them to know what a privilege it is
 to have their families with us this evening and that we will do all we can to
 make this a blessed and memorable Christmas."
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