7 fun ways to use Alexa this Christmas
7 fun ways to use Alexa this Christmas
2:22

7 fun ways to use Alexa this Christmas

Smart Home
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

Up Next

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam
1203246975312353-pnmdl8bwygpxcjffhlcf-height640.png

Up Next

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use
googlepay-inhand

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use

Clean Your AirPods and EarPods Without Damaging Them
yt-howto-clean-airpods-v3

Clean Your AirPods and EarPods Without Damaging Them

How to Control Your Computer With Your Feet
yt-learn-guitar-foot-controls-v2

How to Control Your Computer With Your Feet

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

Rad Power Bikes Addresses Gap in Micro-Mobility With the RadTrike
radtrike-00-01-12-05-still001

Rad Power Bikes Addresses Gap in Micro-Mobility With the RadTrike

Best Streaming Devices of 2022
best-streamers-2022-thumb

Best Streaming Devices of 2022

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts
bridgetnerf

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle
tesla-semi-00-02-40-12-still001

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle

How to Create Holiday Greeting Cards Using Keynote
ipadgreetingcard-site-thumb

How to Create Holiday Greeting Cards Using Keynote

Watch Elon Musk's Semi Event in 9 Minutes
tesla-sb-v1-00-00-02-01-still001.png

Watch Elon Musk's Semi Event in 9 Minutes

Most Popular All most popular

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts
bridgetnerf

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts

Elon Musk Shows Latest Neuralink Demo of Monkey Typing with its Mind
neuralmonkey

Elon Musk Shows Latest Neuralink Demo of Monkey Typing with its Mind

Watch Elon Musk's Semi Event in 9 Minutes
tesla-sb-v1-00-00-02-01-still001.png

Watch Elon Musk's Semi Event in 9 Minutes

EVs vs. Gas Engines: We Do the Math on Carbon Emissions
evs-exposed-still

EVs vs. Gas Engines: We Do the Math on Carbon Emissions

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: This Big Bronco Is Here
ford-bronco-raptor-still-v1

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: This Big Bronco Is Here

Best Android Phones of 2022: Samsung, Google, OnePlus and More
1203459317449832-laz1jqjqlhclzhrpcncs-height640.png

Best Android Phones of 2022: Samsung, Google, OnePlus and More

Latest Products All latest products

Rad Power Bikes Addresses Gap in Micro-Mobility With the RadTrike
radtrike-00-01-12-05-still001

Rad Power Bikes Addresses Gap in Micro-Mobility With the RadTrike

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle
tesla-semi-00-02-40-12-still001

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle

First Look at Archer's Midnight Air Taxi
midnight

First Look at Archer's Midnight Air Taxi

Holoride Hands-On: VR in the Car Is Like a Disney Ride
holoride-00-00-03-12-still003

Holoride Hands-On: VR in the Car Is Like a Disney Ride

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices
surfacepro9-event-00-00-04-05-still004

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices

Microsoft Introduces Surface Studio 2 Plus
surfacestudio

Microsoft Introduces Surface Studio 2 Plus

Latest How To All how to videos

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam
1203246975312353-pnmdl8bwygpxcjffhlcf-height640.png

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022