Show: Family Matters
Title: Have Yourself a Very Winslow Christmas
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* Laura: Steve, what are you doing here?
Steve: Spreading Christmas cheer my little candy cane.
* Laura: Steve, are you saying you still believe in Santa Claus?
* Steve: Laura, my Christmas cookie, you look prettier than a partridge in a pear tree.
* Laura: Look, Steve, I can’t believe I’m saying this but would you like to spend Christmas Eve at our house?
* Steve: Oh yes, you’re very own Steve Urkel doll.
Synopsis: The Winslows are putting up their Christimas decorations. Laura is singing. When she reminds them the Urkels are gone for two weeks this time of year, everyone starts singing carols. However, mid-song Steve walks in. Suddenly, the upbeat Christmas song sounds more like it’s on a dying record player. Steve tells them that his parents went to Hawaii without him. Mother Winslow is baking in the kitchen. Rachel tells Carl that Ritchie wants a Freddie Teddy for Christmas. She needs his help in finding one. He makes a call to try and track one down. In the living room Steve helps decorate. Ritchie takes Steve aside and tells him about the Freddie Teddy. Eddie and Laura get upset at Steve for telling Ritchie that Santa will bring him one. Rachel has been having a lot of trouble finding one. The two tell Steve Santa isn’t real but he doesn’t believe them. Steve decides to prove to them that Santa is real. As he leaves, he knocks over the tree and breaks her special ornament. She gets upset and kicks him out. Carl is at a toy store to get a Freddy Teddy. The guy is a jerk and jacks up the price. He gets to the counter and winds up with the last Freddy Teddy. Everyone goes crazy. The crowd nearly eats him alive and the Freddy Teddy is destroyed in the process. That day Laura comes home from shopping. Laura talks with her Mom about how she treated Steve. In his basement, Steve is singing a Christmas carol to his tiny tree. He’s made a microwave dinner for his holiday meal. There’s a knock at his door and it’s Laura. She asks him why he’s not at his Uncle’s house. He got arrested. Laura invites him over for Christmas. He’s so shocked he just about faints. That night, Steve sleeps on the couch. He wakes up really early on Christmas morning and wakes up the whole house. Finally, everyone comes downstairs. Carl gave his mother a trumpet and she plays them a song. They open gifts. Laura gives Steve a gift, a new wallet. He gave her a Steve doll. It’s got some of his greatest one liners built in. Ritchie tells Rachel is Freddy Teddy is his favorite gift. No one bought it for Ritchie. Steve has them open the registered letter with his Christmas wish. It’s to spend Christmas with the Winslows. Rachel sings a Christmas song, everyone joins in.