There are a ton (at least 12 of them) of Christmas features to show your Kids on Your Amazon Device.
You will be able to call Santa, read Christmas stories, play your favorite Christmas music, learn fun facts about Santa and his team of awesome elves, talk about poop (it’s funny), and let Santa know what you want for Christmas.
You’ll need certain Alexa Skills to make them work, but it’s not difficult to search and install the Skills.
Let’s get started so you can start showing your kids.
12 Christmas Features For Your Kids With Amazon Alexa
1. Call Santa Skill
The ‘Call Santa’ Skill was created by Amazon. It’s great. After searching for the ‘Call Santa’ Skill, your family can just say: “Alexa, Call Santa”, and away it goes.
2. Amazon Storytime Skill
“Alexa, Open Amazon Storytime.” You’ll have the choice on your smart display (Echo Show) to look for holiday stories like ‘Rapping Paper’, by Theresa Julian to ‘Dragon’s Hanukkah’ by Annie Auerbach. There are tons of stories for Alexa to read along.
3. Ask Alexa to tell you a Christmas Story:
“Alexa, tell me a Christmas Story”. This is not a skill, but Alexa can take 1-2 minutes to tell you a story.
4. Santa Claus Poop Skill
Ok, it’s all over the place now. Apparently, our kids love poop. There are tons of rhymes and soundbites talking about excrement in ways that can only be described. Your kids may laugh, or be completely overwhelmed. Maybe try it out before you show the kids this one!
5. NORAD Tracks Santa Skill
When you install the NORAD Tracks Santa Skill from NORAD, you’ll be able to track where Santa is at any moment, ask for a fun fact from the ‘Santa Files’ or even figure out when Santa is going to arrive at your house. Repeat after me:
- “Alexa, ask NORAD Tracks Santa, where’s Santa?”
- “Alexa, ask NORAD Tracks Santa for a fact from the Santa Files.”
- “Alexa, ask NORAD Tracks Santa, when will Santa be at my house?”
6. Ask Alexa some Basis Christmas Questions
- Alexa, how old is Santa Claus?
- Alexa, who is your favorite reindeer?
7. Amazon Advent Calendar
You can ask Alexa to open up the Advent Calendar. Alexa will provide you specific joke each day:
- Alexa, tell me a Snowman joke.
- Alexa, tell me a Santa Claus joke.
- Alexa, tell me a Christmas joke.
8. Talk to Santa: Open Dear Santa Skill
You can also talk to Santa (or Alexa) ahead of time by asking a few questions. This is pretty cool because once they talk to Santa, you’ll get an email with your kid’s responses. So, now is the time you can rush to the store to get whatever your child has been keeping from you! Just get them to talk to Santa!
- Alexa, Open Dear Santa!
- Alexa, Open Dear Santa, and I have been good this year.
- Alexa, Open Dear Santa, and Santa please bring me a bike.
9. Christmas Movies with Prime Videos
There are a number of kid’s and family Christmas movies ready to go on Prime Video, which you can watch through your Echo Show or Fire TV system.
10. Santa Claus – Naughty or Nice
This is where Brian has failed to answer the questions; he’s not going to get anything this Christmas, I’m afraid. I’m going to write a letter to Santa to plead on his behalf.
The Santa Skill by Drew Firment seems to be a pretty good one. There are about 15 questions that interrogate and determine whether you’ve been bad or good. So, be good for goodness sake!
There are so many Santa Skills on the Alexa App right now, so please be careful about which one you download.
11. Donate to Charity
You can select a Charity of your choice. Now, you have to be careful with this one. You don’t want your child saying to donate with your one-click setting already confirmed in the Alexa App. However, the opportunity to Donate on the fly is a great option this Christmas!
12. Amazon Christmas Music
You can ask Alexa to play a carol or two. Alexa will begin singing. If you have a music service subscription (need a connected music service), you can begin listening to Pentatonix sing amazing beats on Spotify. They are now my new favorite!
For a better view, watch the video below!
Speaking of Alexa, you’ll be intrigued by the scary things she might say when you ask something that’s a bit morbid. I have written about it in this article. Check it out!
Alexa has been built with so many Christmas features for your Kids. Please take some time to be entertained by Alexa.
Give your kids the opportunity to interact with home automation that’s safe and provides the whole family with top-secret North Pole information.
Try it out – check if it’s safe, and get your kids involved with Alexa. It might be a good skill to try out during the Christmas break.
I hope that you have a safe and wonderful Christmas. Thank you for reading!