Amazon Alexa tips and tricks – 6 hacks you need to learn for Christmas 2022

AMAZON Alexa has many festive tricks you should know about.

So if you have a smart speaker at home, it’s time to upgrade it by learning the best Alexa hacks.

Make sure you're getting the most out of Amazon Alexa

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Make sure you’re getting the most out of Amazon AlexaCredit: Amazon

“Hey Santa” on Alexa

The ability to talk to Santa via Alexa has been around for a few Christmases, but Amazon has added some new aspects.

It explained: “We’ve introduced Santa, a new personality for Alexa that will bring some Christmas cheer to the whole family.

“You can ask Santa to tell you a story, sing a song, tell you a joke, set a timer and more. Just say “Alexa, turn on ‘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 devices with Alexa by saying “Hey Santa, sing your duet with Meghan Trainor” after saying “Hey Santa” activated.”

Track down Santa Claus

Alexa will also help you find Santa if you ask, “Alexa, where is Santa?” or “Alexa, how many days until Christmas?”

Check if you are on the Good List

Ask “Alexa, am I on the nice list?” if you want to find out your Christmas fate.

Make a Festive “Routine”

You can go to the Alexa app and set up a “routine” for a Christmas countdown.

This tells you how many days until the big day, turns on your fairy lights and plays festive music.

Just make sure your Christmas lights have a smart plug.

Ask Alexa for Christmas cooking tips

If you need Christmas recipe tips, you can ask, “Alexa, how do you make gingerbread?” or “Alexa, how do you make mulled wine?”

Other fun questions include “Alexa, sing a Christmas carol” or “Alexa, do you like my Christmas sweater?”

Hide Amazon orders

You can also prevent your Amazon account from informing your smart speaker of what you have ordered.

Open the Alexa app on your phone and go to “Settings”.

Search for “Notifications” and then click “Amazon Shopping”.

Find the section that says “Say or show article title” and turn that option off.

Now Alexa can tell you when a package will be delivered, but it won’t say exactly what the package is, lest Christmas or a birthday be ruined.

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