Your kids can get a personal message from Santa this Christmas with Amazon Alexa trick

2 December 2021, 16:31

Naomi Bartram

By Naomi Bartram

From now until Christmas, Santa will be giving updates to Amazon Alexa, explaining how he's preparing for December 25th.

If you’re not already feeling Christmas-y, this is bound to get you and your family in the festive spirit.

From now until the big day, Santa will be giving updates to Amazon Alexa, explaining how he's preparing for December 25th.

This means your little ones can find out about Father Christmas’ journey by asking the simple question: ‘How many days are there until Christmas?’.

You can get a personalised message from Santa
You can get a personalised message from Santa. Picture: Alamy

After giving the answer, Alexa will then ask if you'd like to hear an update from Santa himself, before playing a sweet message.

So far, he's told listeners: "Ho Ho Ho, it's the first of December, I'm already very excited about Christmas, are you excited about Christmas?"

If your little one answers yes, Santa will reply: "Oh that's excellent, come back tomorrow for another Christmas update."

You can also ask Alexa to recite The Night Before Christmas poem and use your smart speaker to track Santa and send digital Christmas cards.

Santa can deliver a personal message this Christmas
Santa can deliver a personal message this Christmas. Picture: Getty Images

Meanwhile, one company has revealed how you can keep your presents a surprise for your family with some very clever hiding spots.

Time4Sleep has pulled together the top 10 places to put Christmas presents in the run up to the big day to ensure they are never found.

Best spots to hide your gifts

  • Loft/Basement
  • Garden shed
  • Neighbour’s house
  • Spare suitcases
  • Shoe boxes
  • Handbags
  • Storage beds
  • Back of the wardrobe
  • Out of reach cupboard
  • Inside shoes

Katie Peters – the mum behind the genius suitcase hack – said on her idea: "We pretty much all have suitcases in our loft or cupboards taking up space so we decided to put them to good use to hide our four year old’s presents as we knew he wouldn’t ever think about the cases.

“We then told our friends about the hack and they took it to another level, putting a lock on the case for extra security. Genius.”