The 12 Best Alexa Commands and Questions You Need to Use This Holiday SeasonReading Time: 4 minutes
Use Amazon Alexa to help make your season a little brighter.
You’ll agree that the holiday season is always amazing and full of fun. It’s time for Christmas celebrations and gearing up for the New Year ahead.
You can amplify the holiday cheer when partying with friends or enjoying family get-togethers—just turn to Amazon’s Alexa. Yes, your virtual assistant can make things fun, and how.
Discover the surprises Alexa has in store by using the commands and questions we have curated for you.
1. ‘Alexa, What Are Your Plans for Christmas?’
It can be fun knowing how Alexa will be celebrating the big day. Alexa’s answers will vary every time you ask, from singing songs, and dreaming of a snowy day to helping out some last-minute shoppers.
Alexa might say, ‘I’ll be caroling all day and night waiting for surprise presents.’ And then prompt you to ask her to sing Christmas carols.
You could also ask, ‘Alexa, what is your message for Christmas?’ and be wished well on the holy night.
2. ‘Alexa, Merry Christmas to You!’
Alexa will wish you back joyfully with jingle bells playing. And each time you wish your virtual assistant, you’ll be wished back in different ways.
Alexa will wish you back in a song, ask if you want a fun Christmas surprise, or suggest music to go with the celebrations.
3. ‘Alexa, What Did You Get for Christmas?’
Kids will love asking about the gifts that Alexa got from Santa. Alexa’s answers will delight them.
Alexa will even have you beaming and agreeing with the answer: ‘I got the gift of friendship, which is more than enough for me’.
4. ‘Alexa, Do You Have a Christmas Tree?’
Ask this, and Alexa might think you want to shop for a Christmas Tree and check with you.
However, the next answer will surprise you, make you smile, and believe in the true spirit of Christmas: ‘Instead of a tree, I’m surrounding myself with lights and singing lots of Christmas carols.’
5. ‘Alexa, Why Are Christmas Trees Special?’
You could also ask, ‘Alexa, what makes Christmas Trees special?’
Learn a few facts about this symbol of light and immortality. Hear different answers on the significance and facts about Christmas trees and their various elements, like branches and shrubs.
6. ‘Alexa, Play Christmas Songs’
Alexa will play the playlist Christmas Present from Amazon Music.
It’s a compilation of Christmas songs that will lift the spirits and have everyone enjoying the music.
Enjoy foot-tapping numbers, romantic melodies, and soulful songs from artists like Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Sia, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, and more.
Word the question little differently and ask, ‘Alexa, play some Christmas songs’ to enjoy different playlists and more Christmas music.
To extend the joy of music with loved ones, why not create a collaborative holiday Spotify playlist you all can share and enjoy?
7. ‘Alexa, Play Some Christmas Jazz’
Alexa will tune you into the Jazz Christmas station. Enjoy some evergreen Christmas classics from Bing Crosby, Kenny G, Dean Martin, Louis Armstrong, and many other legends.
You can also enjoy some Amazon Original songs and other Christmas tracks like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Ella Fitzgerald.
Moreover, you can keep your home tuned to the spirit of Christmas by enjoying free Christmas music online.
8. ‘Alexa, Why Does Santa Wear Red and White?’
This is a great question for kids and fun. Alexa will give you two or more different answers sourced from Alexa answer contributors and reference websites, ranging from what St. Nicholas wore to American cartoonist Thomas Nast’s creation of Santa in the 1880s.
Try asking several times, and Alexa might also reveal that Santa’s red and white attire can also be attributed to a marketing campaign from Coca-Cola.
Kids could also ask, ‘Alexa, why does Santa wear red?’ or ‘Alexa, who gave Santa red and white clothes?’ to learn more about Santa’s attire.
If your kids can’t get enough of Father Christmas, give them a joyful treat by turning Alexa into Santa Claus.
9. ‘Alexa, Play Christmas Rhymes’
Command Alexa to do this if you want your little ones to dive into the merriment of Christmas.
Alexa will play Christmas Rhymes music, which includes many Christmas songs and nursery rhymes sung beautifully by kids and famous artists.
The young ones will love singing along to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Deck the Halls, 12 Days of Christmas, Little Donkey, The Wheels on the Bus Go Round, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and more.
10. ‘Alexa, Sing Merry Christmas’
This is cool and handy when you want Alexa to take over, sing, and wish everyone a Merry Christmas. It’s great to set the mood and the festive spirit of the good times ahead.
Also try asking, ‘Alexa, sing a Christmas song.’
11. ‘Alexa, Open Christmas Kindness’
With the Christmas spirit in the air, let Alexa inspire you to spread the cheer of kindness.
Alexa will tell you to try a little kindness. Then your virtual assistant will suggest various acts of kindness you could do every day to spread love and warmth this holiday season.
You’ll get lovely suggestions like leaving a little more than the usual tip, gifting a thoughtful surprise, creating a holiday craft for someone, and thanking those who help you with their service every day.
This skill will help and inspire you to do little things that will add smiles and joy to the world around you. You’ll love listening to Alexa’s suggestions to make kindness a part of your daily life.
12. ‘Alexa, Play New Year’s Fireworks’
You’ll agree that New Year’s Eve is as exciting as Christmas Eve for the fun it holds and the new beginning that awaits you as the clock strikes 12.
Let Alexa show you a superb way to welcome the New Year.
Just say, ‘Alexa, Play New Year’s Fireworks.’ Say it just the way it’s written, and Alexa will announce the countdown 10 to 0 – Happy New Year Fireworks by Happy New Year TA, Toddi and Friends, and Torsten Abrolat.
This will be perfect for your New Year’s Eve party. Check your watch and command Alexa to begin a few seconds before midnight. Hear friends and family join in the countdown. Then enjoy as everyone is wished a happy new year musically.
That’s not all—fireworks follow so you can ring in the new year in style.
Enjoy the Holidays With Loved Ones and Alexa
Have fun asking and commanding Alexa about Christmas and the holidays. Revel in the festive spirit and make it a time you and your loved ones will cherish forever.
And while you’re at it, check out our selection of Alexa’s Christmas skills to make the holiday season merrier.