(Pocket-lint) – Considering the amazing bargains on Amazon Echo devices over the last month or so, you may well have treated yourself or a loved one to an Alexa-enabled device.
Or you might be hoping to find one under the tree on Christmas Day itself. Either way, you’ll be keen to try out phrases the voice assistant will understand and respond to.
Amazon itself is helping, with a great list of Christmas commands you can try out. You can even get Alexa to read out an entire Christmas classic novel for free.
Here then are some of the festive fun phrases you can try out with your new (or existing) Alexa-enabled device:
“Alexa, do you believe in Santa Claus?”
“Alexa, who’s on the naughty list?”
“Alexa, sing Auld Lang Syne.”
“Alexa, what do you want for Christmas?”
“Alexa, what are you doing for New Year?”
“Alexa, open the advent calendar.”
“Alexa, how ugly is your Christmas jumper?”
“Alexa, sing your new Christmas song.”
“Alexa, sing a Christmas carol.”
“Alexa, sing Jingle Bells.”
“Alexa, read ‘Twas the night before Christmas’.”
“Alexa, how many sleeps until Christmas?”
“Alexa, where’s Santa?”
“Alexa, tell me a Christmas story.”
“Alexa, I wish it could be Christmas every day.”
“Alexa, Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?”
“Alexa, what’s the best Christmas movie?”
“Alexa, what’s the worst Christmas movie?”
“Alexa, can you name Santa’s reindeer.”
“Alexa, how many calories are in a Christmas pudding?”
“Alexa, play music for a Christmas party.”
“Alexa, play family-friendly Christmas music.”
“Alexa, play a trivia game.”
There are also some other phrases and questions you can ask, some cheeky:
“Alexa, I’m feeling curious.” – Alexa will tell you all manner of interesting facts about snakes, computer science, biology and much more.
“Alexa, where’s my stuff?”
“Alexa, what’s your favourite sport?”
“Alexa, what are you reading?”
“Alexa, what are your top skills?”
“Alexa, how long is the River Thames?”
“Alexa, when did The Beatles break up?”
“Alexa, I am your father!”
Writing by Rik Henderson. Editing by Dan Grabham. Originally published on .