"Babies in Toyland" is the second Christmas-themed episode of the Nickelodeon animated series Rugrats. 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 operetta Babes in Toyland.
For Dil's 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. Its most recent DVD release was on Amazon.com's Rugrats: The Best of Season 9 manufacture-on-demand DVD set in 2011.
Rugrats: Christmas VHSParamount Home Entertainment, 2002
Nick Jr. Holiday DVDParamount Home Entertainment, 2002
NickToons Christmas DVDParamount Home Entertainment, 2003
Rugrats Holiday Celebration DVDParamount Home Entertainment, 2005