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ER: How the Finch Stole Christmas

On Christmas Eve, a stubborn Lucy tries everything to help a desperate young woman, who is running out of time, get a life-saving heart transplant. A festive Dr. Carter, decked-out as Santa Claus, aids a wounded gangbanger and then offers to trade a gift for his gun, which prompts a flood of other gang members willing to trade their "gats" for choice presents. Dr. Finch regretfully ruins a dysfunctional family's holiday when she places Chad Kottmeier, a besotted teenager whom she previously treated, in the hospital's alcohol treatment program for his own safety. Hathaway gets help from kindly Dr. Kovac when she suspects that one of her four-week old twins might have a fever. An uneasy Dr. Corday must continue to treat a repulsive murder suspect; Dr. Weaver is shown some glitches in the ER's computer that was rated Y2K compliant; Dr. Benton receives shocking news from an angry Carla; and the ER swarms with sickly Santas.

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x9
Production Number: 225459
Airdate: Thursday December 16th, 1999

Director: Fred Einesman
Writer: Linda Gase

Alternate Airdates:

FI (MTV3) Jan 11, 2001

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Bellina LoganBellina Logan
As Nurse Kit
Conni Marie BrazeltonConni Marie Brazelton
As Nurse Connie Oligario
David BrisbinDavid Brisbin
As Dr. Alexander Babcock
Dinah LenneyDinah Lenney
As Nurse Shirley
Emile HirschEmile Hirsch
As Chad Kottmeier
Erica GimpelErica Gimpel
As Adele Newman
Gedde WatanabeGedde Watanabe
As Nurse Yosh Takata
John AylwardJohn Aylward
As Dr. Donald Anspaugh
Lawrence MonosonLawrence Monoson
As Dean Rollins
Lisa Nicole CarsonLisa Nicole Carson
As Carla Simmons
Matthew WatkinsMatthew Watkins
As Reese Benton
Mike GenoveseMike Genovese
As Officer Al Grabarsky
Myndy CristMyndy Crist
As Valerie Page
Pamela SinhaPamela Sinha
As Amira
Paul AdelsteinPaul Adelstein
As Unknown
Roxanne HartRoxanne Hart
As Mrs. Kottmeier
Christopher CassChristopher Cass
As Santa Greg
David ByrdDavid Byrd
As Mr. Waller
G. JaG. Ja'ron Henderson
As Shepherd (as Ja'ron Henderson)
Hillary DannerHillary Danner
As Tommy's Mom
Jeannie LeeJeannie Lee
As Nurse Vivian
Joey NaberJoey Naber
As Santa Juan
Kente ScottKente Scott
As Taylor Sparks (as KentŽ Scott)
Mathew ScollonMathew Scollon
As Tony Haskey, Chad's Friend
Maurice BlakeMaurice Blake
As Clarke
Patrick St. EspritPatrick St. Esprit
As Tommy's Dad
Main Cast
Noah Wyle
As Dr. John Carter
Anthony Edwards
As Dr. Mark Greene
Goran Visnjic
As Dr. Luka Kovac
Julianna Margulies
As Nurse Carol Hathaway
Alex Kingston
As Dr. Elizabeth Corday
Laura Innes
As Dr. Kerry Weaver
Paul McCrane
As Dr. Robert Romano
Eriq La Salle
As Dr. Peter Benton
Michael Michele
As Dr. Cleo Finch
Erik Palladino
As Dr. Dave Malucci
Kellie Martin
As Lucy Knight
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
John LennonHappy Christmas (War Is Over) 

Warning: ER season 6 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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