Alexa cooks up some Santa magic for the kids

Myself, I'm a bit 'all in' with the Google, but I do like to have an Echo at the office for something different.

Just in time for Christmas Amazon has baked in some new features for Alexa on the devices to interact with a "hey Santa" routine.

“Hey Santa” holiday experience
 – We’ve introduced Santa, a holiday personality for Alexa that will bring holiday cheer for the whole family. You can ask Santa to tell you a story, sing a song, crack a joke, set a timer, and more. Just say “Alexa, enable ‘Hey Santa’” to get started. Santa also has a special duet with award-winning singer-songwriter, Meghan Trainor, which you can listen to exclusively on select Alexa-enabled devices by saying “Hey Santa, sing your duet with Meghan Trainor” after enabling Hey Santa.  

Hey Santa utterances to try (after enabling Hey Santa): 

  • “Hey Santa, sing Jingle Bells.”
  • “Hey Santa, sing Up on the Rooftop.”
  • “Hey Santa, sing We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”
  • “Hey Santa, sing the 12 Days of Christmas.”
  • “Hey Santa, sing Deck the Halls.”
  • “Hey Santa, tell me a story.”
  • “Hey Santa, tell me the North Pole news.”
  • “Hey Santa, sing karaoke.”
  • “Hey Santa, what’s your favorite recipe?”
  • “Hey Santa, can you tell me about your sleigh?”
  • “Hey Santa, am I on the naughty or nice list?”