Funny things to ask Alexa at Christmas

Easter eggs at Christmas, whatever next? Impress with these top Xmas questions

Funny things to ask Alexa at Christmas
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It's the most wonderful time of the year, there'll be much mistletoeing, Echo Dots will be glowing, when loved ones are near… as you impress them with these top Alexa commands for Christmas.

If you're a fan of Alexa Easter eggs then you'll love these festive-flavoured ones. Here's our list of the best things to ask Alexa this holiday season…

(Say, "Alexa" or your chosen wake word first, obviously)

What's today's Christmas treat?

Do you want to build a snowman?

What is the true meaning of Christmas?

Who is your favourite reindeer?

Is Santa Claus real?

Where does Father Christmas live?

What is Father Christmas' address?

How old is Santa Claus?

What can you tell me about Santa's reindeer?

How many calories are in a Christmas pudding?

Happy New Year

Auld Lang Syne

How many days until Christmas?

Who’s on the naughty list?

What do you want for Christmas?

What are you doing for New Year?

Open the advent calendar

How ugly is your Christmas jumper?

Sing your new Christmas song

Sing a Christmas carol

Sing Jingle Bells

Read ‘Twas the night before Christmas’

I wish it could be Christmas every day

Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?

What’s the best Christmas movie?

What’s the worst Christmas movie?

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Best Alexa Christmas Skills

As well as the 'hilarious' responses to those Alexa commands, there are also some Christmas Skills for you to have a play around with too. Here's a few of the best ones to download now. You'll find them on the Alexa Skills Store or simply say "Alexa, open the [skill name]"

Christmas: Would You Rather?

Probably not as raunchy as the version of Would you rather? that you played in the playground with your mates, but still a decent little game for young ones to get involved with on Christmas Day while you polish off your second bottle of gin.

Norad Tracks Santa

Norad are the masters of keeping tabs on the fat man as he travels round the world, breaking into people's houses. The official tracker's Alexa angle gives you real-time updates on Santa's progress, including an ETA for your home, and also throws in some fun facts along the way.

Christmas Kindness

Christmas isn't all about gin. It's about giving and sharing, and I'm sure there's a Christian angle in there too. This skill lets Alexa provide a random idea about how to integrate kindness into your world this holiday season – and is open for suggestions too.

Christmas Movie quiz

Disclaimer: There are only 50 questions in this multi-choice quiz. And I've learned them all in advance of the big day. So, if you're reading this and you're my wife, one of my daughters, my mum, my dad, my mother-in-law, my mother-in-law's partner, my wife's auntie or my wife's auntie's latest boyfriend… I can only apologise that I'm planning on cheating.

The Holiday Party

Left-field inclusion this one as it's only got a slight Christmas angle – but I enjoyed playing it. You play the role of an attendee at the Codename Cygnus holiday party and your objective is to be the last spy standing.

How many sleeps until Xmas?

Children asking relentlessly "is it Christmas yet?" Or are you just over-excited? This is the perfect countdown skill for the big day.

Where’s Santa?

Santa's getting pretty busy as it gets towards the big day – so where is he right now? This skill lets you keep tabs on his whereabouts.

Tell me a Christmas story

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, Alexa's spinning a Christmas yarn… that's actually a little painful to listen to.

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