Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, Hollywood’s drama couple, parachuted into Washington over the weekend with an unexpected shock: the duo were “normal.”

As the surprise guests at the popular annual Christmas party thrown by power couple Ron and Sara Bonjean, the Spellings fit right in, posing for pictures and delivering more compliments than they received.

Tori Spelling Instagramed a shot of her sipping from a vodka star flake luge.

Tori Spelling even indulged in one of the features at the party, a star flake ice “luge” that vodka is poured down. She wrote on Instagram, “#ISNUCKINALUGE.” And it wasn't a quick hit for the couple: they stayed until 2:30 a.m.

From Tori Spelling's Instagram page.

On social media posts from media and political guests at the party, the Spellings were described at “unexpectedly normal” and “sweet.”

The party always features a “special guest,” but many at the soiree said this year’s choice of a woman was particularly symbolic given the harassment scandal sweeping Washington and Hollywood.

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