Alexa comes home for Christmas

Monday 16th December 2019 12:15 EST

Light up your Christmas with Amazon Echo. Available at just about £30 it can play your favourite songs, shop gifts for you and can instantly turn on and off the string of lights at specific times hanging on your porch and driveway. However, a smart plug will be required for automated lights to lights. Alexa can also track your packages and the Echo's ring light will also light up yellow when there's a notification of a package that has arrived or is on the way.

Alexa can't send physical holiday greeting cards, but the voice assistant can send digital greetings to other Alexa devices. You'll need to go to the Alexa Skill Blueprints page and select Hallmark Holiday Greeting. Then you can pick a greeting that best suits you and customize it with a personal message or recording. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your holiday greeting.


Try out these Alexa holiday commands:

  • "Alexa, how many days until Christmas?"
  • "Alexa, play Christmas sounds."
  • "Alexa, Christmas tree."
  • "Alexa, read The Night Before Christmas."
  • "Alexa, add apple pie to my shopping list."

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