Wi-Fi has done a lot for us this year. It’s brought family and friends together whilst they’ve had to stay apart. It’s kept teams working alongside each other whilst sitting at their kitchen tables. It’s launched Zoom quizzes, parties, meetings and catch-ups into the living rooms of so many people. It’s kept us connected when we’ve needed it most.
And now it can provide us with a bit of festive fun to lift our spirits too. So many homes around the country now have an Alexa or Google Assistant. Maybe they help you with your shopping lists, tell you when a parcel is arriving or play your favourite tunes. Whatever you use yours for, here are a few fun things you can ask yours this Christmas time.
Our Top 10 ‘Ask Alexa’ favourites this Christmas
From singing songs and telling stories, to settling arguments over festive films, here is a selection box full of our favourite Christmassy things to ask Alexa in 2020.
“Alexa, what’s today’s Christmas treat?”
Everyday throughout December, up until Christmas Eve, you can ask Alexa for a different Christmas surprise!
“Alexa who’s on the naughty list?”
We don’t think anyone deserves to be on the naughty list this year…
“Alexa how many sleeps until Christmas?”
If you have children in the house, this might save you from being asked multiple times a day!
“Alexa how ugly is your Christmas jumper?”
Surely it can’t be uglier than mine.
“Alexa sing your new Christmas song”
We all need a sing-song now and again, and Christmas songs are in full swing.
“Alexa do yoga with Santa”
Inhale through your nose, and exhale slowly through your mouth. Enjoy this short, light-hearted yoga routine with Santa himself leading you.
“Alexa tell me a Christmas story”
Sometimes we all need a bit of a distraction. Whether it’s a particularly fraught moment with the kids, or much-needed moment of escape, let Alexa tell you a festive tale.
“Alexa Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?”
I think we all know the answer to this one, but let Alexa settle the arguments once and for all.
“Alexa read ‘Twas the night before Christmas’”
A little something a bit of Christmas Eve magic.
“Alexa where’s Santa?”
Maybe he’s left the North Pole and is en-route to deliver presents… I wonder if his sleigh is enabled with 4G mobile broadband?
“Alexa, play music for a Christmas party”
We might not be allowed the party this year, but there couldn’t be any easier way to help get your bubble in the festive spirit.
Our Top 10 ‘Hey Google’ Favourites to ask your Google Home smart speaker
We couldn’t Ask Alexa without also saying Hey Google – So here are a few of our festive favourites if you want to have a Christmassy conversation with your Google assistant over the coming week.
Hey Google, tell me a Christmas joke
This is bound to be a cracker. (Get it?)
Hey Google, do you want to build a snowman?
You’ve got the song in your head now, haven’t you?
Hey Google, interview a reindeer
We never hear from the reindeer, do we? It’s always all about Santa.
Hey Google, What’s the best Christmas song?
It probably won’t be vlogger LadBaby, although he is currently out in front of Jess Glynne for Christmas number one 2020, so who knows…
Hey Google, what do elves eat for Christmas?
They probably don’t get many turkeys in the North Pole.
Hey Google, talk to Santa’s hotline.
No Santa’s hotline is going to save the husbands in tier 4 that saved their Christmas shopping for the days before Christmas.
Hey Google, sing me a Christmas Carol
There won’t be many carollers on the doorstep this year, so why not bring them inside with Google.
Hey Google, give me a Christmas sound
What could this be? Bells? A cork popping? Paper being scrunched? What sounds like Christmas to you?
Hey Google, tell me a Christmas story
Are you sitting comfortably? Then Google will begin…
Hey Google, Merry Christmas ya filthy animal
I think we’ll leave it there.
Which one is your favourite? Magic really is in the air, with a little bit of help from your Wi-Fi.