Christmas Clipdown: A Seaver Family Christmas

Even though the cast of Growing Pains was made up of two Jews and a Canadian it contributed its fair share of Christmas themed episodes (likely somewhat due to the presence of at least one Jesus freak).  To continue getting us in the holiday spirit we present “The Kid” from season 2, in which Ben, ever the lovable scamp, brings home a runaway for the holidays.  Will she revert to her street rat tendencies?  Or will her heart by warmed by the goodwill of the Seavers?  Watch and find out…

Parts 2 and 3

Growing Pains would revisit this premise years later when Mike brought home juvenile delinquent Luke Brower.  Of course, this particular hoodlum was played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and he’d stick around for longer than a very special episode.

What’s your favorite Christmas gutter punk memory?

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