Christmas is Where the Heart Is in this eleventh episode of the fifth season in this television sitcom on Family Matters, which was aired from ABC on December 10, 1993. It was directed by Richard Correll and written by Stephen Langford.
Urkel and Carl become stranded on a subway car after a power outage on Christmas Eve. Carl and all of the car's passengers are ill-tempered, wanting to get home to celebrate the holidays with their families, leaving it up to Urkel to remind them that Christmas can be celebrated anywhere with anyone. Meanwhile, Harriette is saddened because Laura and Eddie seem to be too busy to participate in the family's traditional Christmas activities.
- Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Winslow
- Jo Marie Payton as Harriette Winslow (credited as Jo Marie Payton-Noble)
- Rosetta LeNoire as Estelle Winslow
- Darius McCrary as Eddie Winslow
- Kellie Shanygne Williams as Laura Winslow
- Bryton James as Richie Crawford (credited as Bryton McClure)
- Jaleel White as Steve Urkel
- Shawn Harrison as Waldo Geraldo Faldo (credit only)
- Rick Hurst as Santa Claus
- Peter Iacangelo as Man with Tree
- Michael Caldwell as Waiter
- Frank Kopyc as Sleeping Tenor
- Meg Wylie as Elderly Woman
- Evonne Kezios as Pregnant Woman
- During the Winslow family Christmas Eve, Judy Winslow and Rachel Crawford are missing. While Judy has been written out of the show with her character retconned from existence, the same does not apply to Rachel, who still exists in continuity and would make an appearance next season. Despite this, there are no explanations given as to why Richie is at home living with the Winslows but Rachel is not.
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