"Babies in Toyland" is the third Christmas-themed episode of the Nickelodeon animated series Rugrats, produced for the show's ninth season. It was originally released as a direct-to-video special on September 24, 2002, before airing on YTV and Nickelodeon on December 12th of the same year. The episode's title is a reference to that of the Christmas operetta Babes in Toyland.
For Dil's very first Christmas, the babies and their families take a trip to a winter wonderland designed by Stu, complete with a mechanical snow-making machine and Santa. Angelica confronts the actor playing him and acts so obnoxious that it causes him to quit, while Tommy and the gang try to save the day. Meanwhile, Stu's snow making machine malfunctions and causes the adults to get trapped inside a makeshift log cabin.
The special was first released directly-to-video on the Rugrats: Christmas VHS on September 24, 2002. The video also included the episodes "The Great Unknown", "Falling Stars", "Spike's Nightscare", and "Cuddle Bunny". The special was also included on the Nick Jr. Holiday DVD, released on the same day. It was later featured on the NickToons Christmas DVD in 2003, and on the second disc of the Rugrats Holiday Celebration DVD set in 2005. It was included on Amazon.com's Rugrats: The Best of Season 9 manufacture-on-demand DVD set in 2011 and later on the full Rugrats: Season 9 manufacture-on-demand DVD set in 2014.
|Cheryl Chase||Angelica Pickles|
|E. G. Daily||Tommy Pickles|
|Nancy Cartwright||Chuckie Finster|
|Kath Soucie|| Phil and Lil DeVille|
|Dionne Quan||Kimi Watanabe-Finster|
|Tara Strong||Dil Pickles|
|Melanie Chartoff||Didi Pickles|
|Jack Riley||Stu Pickles|
|Michael Bell||Chas Finster|
|Julia Kato||Kira Watanabe-Finster|
|Jim Belushi||Department store Santa|
- "Babies in Toyland" at TV.com
- "Babies in Toyland" at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- "Babies in Toyland" at the Internet Movie Database