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Season 2 Episode 9
The Finster Who Stole Christmas (Episode)
Original Airdate December 7, 2004
DVD release Nick Picks Holiday
Jolly Saint Nick
Previous Episode Izzy or Isn't He?
Next Episode Project Chuckie

"The Finster Who Stole Christmas" is the ninth episode from Season 2 of All Grown Up!.

Characters Present


As the holiday season approaches, Chuckie is dreading another forgettable Christmas. In order to liven things up, he accidentally steals a great tree (to replace the lame one his dad has picked out). When he discovers that the whole community is after the thief, he hatches a plan to set things right.

Meanwhile, Kimi and Kira end up stuck in Mexico after trying to fly home from Japan.


  • Tommy: Maybe later.
  • Dil: Um, acid reflux.
  • Chuckie: I'll try one. (takes one of the cups of fig latte, and sips one; he then lays back in his chair, and sighs in relaxation)
  • Lil: (impressed) Chuckie, wow! Since when are you the brave one?
  • Chuckie: What can I say? I'm full of Christmas spirit this year. Heehaw. (drinks more of the sample)
  • Phil: Hey, speaking of brave, did you guys hear about that Christmas tree that was stolen the other night?
  • Tommy: Where?
  • Phil: Right in front of the house on Greenfield.
  • Chuckie: (spits out the latte in shock, and wipes his mouth) Stolen?
  • Phil: Yep. The Hillickis. (steps down from the stool) Well, I guess that's one family that won't be having a merry Christmas this year.
  • Susie: What kind of person steals the symbol of love and human understanding? (glares angrily, with her arms crossed) Sicko!
  • Chuckie: (looks around nervously)
  • Betty: I say we double up on our neighborhood watch. Flush 'em out of town like the vermin they are!
  • Chuckie: 'Scuse me. (runs to the bathroom, one hand on his stomach and one over his mouth; the others vaguely hear him puke in the bathroom)
  • Betty: Looks like a big no for the fig latte.

  • Kimi: Where's our luggage?!

Chuckie: Fine, I'll go. But not without one of these! (leaps across Santa's lap, and snatches a candy cane from the box)

  • Phil: What's wrong, Chuckie?
  • Lil: I've never seen you like this... it's kind of attractive.
  • Chuckie: (In a nightmare) Who... who are you?
  • Voice From a Pine Tree: You know me. (Tree catches on fire) The burning bush guy...
  • Tommy: (Eating Chaz's gingerbread) This is some rockin gingerbread!

  • Kimi: (To Kira) I'm proud of you for keeping your cool.
  • (Kira opens cab door and a boy gets in)


  • Like in "Baby Sale" from Rugrats, Kira's strength is shown when she pulls a man out of a taxi she and Kimi were trying to take in Mexico to get back home to California.
  • It is also shown on this episode that Kira can also speak and/or understand Spanish.
  • When Lil says "I've never seen you like this... it's kinda attractive," to Chuckie, it is a sign that she has a crush on him.
  • Even though this is a season 2 episode, CBS All Access (now named Paramount+) marks it as a season 3 episode.
  • This episode marks the fourth time Chuckie is shown as a Rugrat in All Grown Up!. The first time was in "Truth or Consequences" through a home video, the second time was in "Project Chuckie" through a flashback, and the third was in "Curse of Reptar" in Tommy's dream.
  • Although this is the first time, he's shown as a "baby-baby" in All Grown Up!.
  • It's also the second time Kimi is shown as a Rugrat, the first being "Truth or Consequences".
  • Chuckie refers to Kira by her first name instead of any motherly term. This is normal for kids with adoptive parents and stepparents.
  • While Chuckie and Tommy are watching all of the Finster Christmas videos, Melinda is briefly seen in one video.
  • Several times in this episode, God is mentioned. This is one of the rare instances in a Nicktoon where religion is openly addressed.
  • Susie says nothing rhymes with the word "dreidel", but there are several words that rhyme with it.
  • The title of the episode is a reference to How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
  • Chuckie’s biological mother and Chas’s first wife, Melinda Finster makes a brief appearance in one of the old home movie clips when Chuckie was a “baby-baby”.
  • The Santa Claus from "Babies in Toyland" makes a cameo at the Java Lava Coffee House when he’s walking out the door and later at the mall when he’s on the throne talking to a little boy.
  • Ending Tagline: "What can I say? I'm full of Christmas spirit this year. Heehaw." - Chuckie

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