Kids can get a special message from Father Christmas by asking Alexa

Kids can get a special message from Father Christmas by asking Alexa

Christmas is only a few more sleeps away, and now that Thanksgiving is over, it's almost time for us all to put up our trees, get the decorations down from the attic, and begin shopping for presents.

But if you've got kids at home, what's the best way to get them to feel a bit of that all-important Christmas spirit? Is it by watching festive movies? is it through music? Or is there another way to make your little ones believe in Santa Claus? Fear not! It seems as though Amazon has come up with a genius answer this year.

If you're feeling in a Christmassy mood, then check out Netflix's trailer for their selection of festive films for this year:

That's right: if you own an Amazon Echo device, then you can get your kids into the spirit of Christmas by asking her how many days are left until December 25. Alexa will then answer with: "Would you like to hear an update from my good friend Santa?" and play you a special message from Santa himself.

According to British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mail, 'Santa' has already been heard stating: "Ho ho ho, I'm so looking forward to Christmas. I will be starting my daily Christmas update very soon so make sure you come back if you love Christmas, come back tomorrow for another Christmas update."
In another message, he was heard stating: "Ho ho ho, the elves are super excited about Christmas too, they have been singing the mince pie song and can't wait for Christmas ho, ho, ho."

An image of Santa and a child. Credit: Pexels

Commenting on Alexa's new yuletide features, a spokesman for Amazon stated: "From November 17th, Alexa no longer reveals the names of items likely to be gifts when customers ask, 'Where's my stuff' or to read delivery notifications, to prevent spoiling surprises during the holiday season.

He added: "Customers that prefer to never hear or always hear item names can change their settings in the Alexa App. If an item is marked as a gift during checkout, Alexa will never reveal order details."