Merry Happy Whatever is an upcoming Christmas special that will debut on Netflix on November 28, 2019.


Set during the happy but hectic days before and after Christmas, Merry Happy Whatever follows Don Quinn (Dennis Quaid), a strong-willed patriarch from Philadelphia doing his best to balance the stress of the holidays with the demands of his close-knit but eclectic family — and his family doing their best to manage him. But when youngest daughter Emmy (Bridgit Mendler) arrives home from L.A. with a new boyfriend, struggling musician Matt (Brent Morin), Don’s belief that “there’s the Quinn way… and the wrong way” is put to the test.


  • Dennis Quaid as Don Quinn
  • Bridgit Mendler as Emmy Quinn
  • Brent Morin as Matt
  • Ashley Tisdale as Kayla
  • Hayes MacArthur as Sean Quinn
  • Adam Rose as Todd
  • Siobhan Murphy as Patsy
  • Elizabeth Ho as Joy Quinn
  • Garcelle Beauvais as Nancy
  • Tyler Ritter as Alan
  • Chris Myers as Bryan
  • Mason Davis as Sean Quinn Jr.
  • Lucas Jaye as Donny Quinn
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