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7 fun ways to use Alexa this ChristmasHere's how to make your Alexa speaker more festive this holiday season.
What does Alexa want for Christmas? All you have to do is ask her. That's just one of the many things you can do leading up to December 25th. And here are seven other fun things you can do with Alexa for Christmas. One of the most obvious things you can do is stream Christmas music as if we all haven't heard the songs, over, and over, and over. And over. Assuming you're an Amazon Prime member, Alexa can play all sorts of Christmas music. But if you're an Amazon Unlimited subscriber, or you have Spotify Premium, the list of Christmas songs, albums, and playlists is even longer. There's also a skill called Christmas Radio that can play all sorts of music without any sort of subscription. description and you can also just ask Alexa to sing a Christmas carol.>>We wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.>>In addition to singing Christmas carols, Alexa can also recite the Night Before Christmas in its entirety. Though one could argue that unlike her singing, the reading lacks a bit of warmth. T'was the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. For a more lively version you can also ask her to play the poem as sung by Peter Paul and Mary. One simple trick you can do this year is make your Christmas decorations smart. Just plug any strand of lights into a smart Alexa compatible outlet And then you can say things like, "Alexa, turn on the Christmas tree lights." You can also use the Christmas Kindness skill. Which will suggest a random act of kindness that you can perform on those around you. Such as letting the stressed out mom in line at the grocery store jump ahead, just to make her day a little better. If you're tired of listening to the same Christmas songs on repeat. Year after year, maybe try the Christmas sound skill. The skill once you enable it in the Alexa app will play thematic Christmas sounds, such as clopping hooves, Christmas carolers and much, much more. You can also track Santa using Alexa, using the Norad Tracks Santa skill. Open the Alexa app, find the skill and enable it and just ask, where's Santa. You'll get an update on his location and his current status and you can also ask Norad about their Secret Santa files. And finally, you can find Christmas trivia with Alexa who apparently knows quite a bit about the holiday and the man in the big red suit. You can ask things like, "Is Santa Claus real?" Or say stuff like, "Tell me about Santa's reindeer." For more tips and tricks and other how to's be sure to check out CNET.com/howto