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Have Yourself a Merry Winslow Christmas is the thirteenth episode of the second season in this television sitcom on Family Matters, which was aired from ABC on December 21, 1990. It was directed by Richard Correll and written by David W. Duclon.


Steve is all alone for Christmas, his family having left him behind and the Winslows shutting him out after he breaks Laura's old-fashioned Christmas ornament. The nerd has also promised Richie that Santa will deliver him the season's hottest toy, Freddie Teddy, a story-telling teddy bear that Carl seems to have a little trouble securing. Eventually, Laura apologizes to Steve after she finds him feeling sad and alone in his basement, on Christmas Eve. She also invites him to spend Christmas with her and her family, and Steve accepts. Soon the Winslows learn there's nothing wrong with Steve still believing in Santa, especially when they discover his letter (with which he asked Santa to let him spend Christmas with the Winslows) and Richie is happy with his present.





  • Ellen Albertini Dow as Mrs. Ferguson
  • Peggy Mannix as Customer
  • Gabriel Pelino as Clark


  • The episode's title takes its name from the Christmas song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (which is sung by the cast at the end).
  • This is the first Christmas episode of Family Matters.
  • This is the last episode to air in 1990.


  • When Laura hands Harriet the CD, the track list faces the camera. In the next shot it is flipped with the cover picture facing the camera, without Harriet having time to do this.


Richie: Hey, Steve. I'm gonna ask Santa for a teddy bear.
Urkel: Well, were you a good boy this year?
Richie: Well, I had a pretty good August.

Eddie: Steve, you shouldn't have told Richie that Santa was going to bring him a Freddy Teddy.
Urkel: Well, why the Sam Hill not?
Laura: Because Aunt Rachel's having a hard time finding one.
Urkel: Well, why's she even bothering? That's Santa's job.

Laura: Steve, you broke my favorite ornament.
Urkel: Oh, gee, Laura. I'll buy you another one.
Laura: You can't. It's an antique. It's as old as my mother.
Urkel: Oh, well, gee, I'm sorry.
Laura: You're always sorry. Look, I don't want you over here on Christmas morning. In fact, I don't want you over here ever again.
Urkel: Oh. Then that will be my Christmas present to you. Merry Christmas, Laura.
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