Everything to Know About 'Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie!'

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Urkel Saves Santa

Family Matters fan favorite Steve Urkel is teaming up with St. Nick for Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie!.

The animated Christmas movie brings back the iconic '90s nerd, complete with signature glasses, suspenders, Urkelbot and more.

In Urkel Saves Santa, Urkel (voiced once more by Jaleel White) creates an app that essentially gamifies the holiday spirit. But of course, Urkel being Urkel, not everything goes exactly to plan.

Find out everything to know about Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie!, including the cast, how to watch and more.

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Steve Urkel and an elf in "Urkel Saves Santa"<p>Warner Bros.</p>
Steve Urkel and an elf in "Urkel Saves Santa"

Warner Bros.

What is Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie about?

The official synopsis of Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie! is every bit as wholesome and silly as you'd expect from an animated Family Matters Christmas movie:

The holiday season is here, and brilliant but accident-prone super genius Steve Urkel has only one mission: to make the holidays the best they can be for everyone! However, things are off to a not so merry start after he ruins a celebration at his local shopping mall and humiliates the department store Santa. Hoping to make things right, Steve invents a device that helps people spread holiday cheer but it only manages to make things worse. Using his big brain and even bigger heart, it’s up to Steve to help the city rediscover the holiday spirit.

The script is from The Daily Show breakout star Wyatt Cenac and is directed by Rick and Morty alums Richard Pose and Bryan Newton and Muppet Babies helmer Jojo Ramos Patrick.

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Who is in the Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie cast?

The star-studded voice cast of Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie! includes:

Jaleel White as Steve Urkel

Jaleel White<p>Robin L. Marshall/FilmMagic</p>
Jaleel White

Robin L. Marshall/FilmMagic

White reprises his Family Matters role as lovable nerd Steven Q. Urkel. There's no word yet on whether Myrtle Urkel or Stefan Urquelle will also make appearances. White also serves as a producer on the project.

Jaleel White as Steve Urkel in "Family Matters" in 1990<p>Fotos International/Archive Photos/Getty Images</p>
Jaleel White as Steve Urkel in "Family Matters" in 1990

Fotos International/Archive Photos/Getty Images

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Nicole Byer

Nicole Byer<p>Emma McIntyre/Getty Images</p>
Nicole Byer

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Nailed It! host and comedian Nicole Byer provides voice talent to Urkel Saves Santa.

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Roy Wood Jr.

Roy Wood,<p>Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Paramount+</p>
Roy Wood,

Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Paramount+

The Daily Show correspondent (and potential future host!) Roy Wood Jr. brings the funny to Urkel Saves Santa.

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Kym Whitley

Kym Whitley<p>Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for ESSENCE</p>
Kym Whitley

Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for ESSENCE

Comedian and actress Kym Whitley brings her trademark voice to the animated feature.

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Is there an Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie trailer?

A trailer for Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie! dropped on Nov. 16, 2023. In it, we see people insulting the well-intentioned but accident-prone Urkel, who does his best to spread Christmas (and Hanukkah!) cheer. After he humiliates a mall Santa, he gets help from the real Santa to make it right.

When is the Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie release date?

You'll be able to purchase and watch Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie! starting Nov. 21, 2023.

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How to watch Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie

You can purchase Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie! on Amazon Prime VideoApple TV, Google Play, YouTube and Vudu.

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Is Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie streaming?

Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie! is available for purchase on digital services including Apple TVGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon Prime Video and Vudu.

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What happened to Did I Do That to the Holidays?

Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie! was originally titled Did I Do That to the Holidays? and slated for an HBO Max (now Max) release before the Warner Bros.-Discovery merger. Unfortunately, it was one of the projects that got canned following the deal. We're thrilled we'll finally get to see it!

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