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As the festive season approaches, I imagine that one of the best things* for parents is being able to blackmail your kids into doing the things you'd usually struggle to get them to do.
Having an Alexa might have just made things ten times easier for you as well because someone has shared a hack to help those far and wide get a 'message' from Santa.
It all seems rather easy to do as well. Basically, you need to go into your Alexa settings and click on 'profile'. Then change your name to Santa.
Press 'save' and then go to announcements and type your message from 'Santa'.
Posting the tip in a Facebook group, the person wrote: "Thank me later. Santa has told my children that the elves are in the house and watching. They are now being good and tidying up." G. E. N. I. U. S.
Commenting on the post, many people said they were going to do it and others shared their own advice.
One wrote: "Omfg you're a genius!!! Need to do this for my naughty daughter!"
Another added: "I am going to have so much fun with this! Thank you," while a third commented: "Genius! My 8 year olds have been a bit sceptical about Santa this year but this has worked a treat tonight."
OMG IF YOU ASK YOUR ALEXA HOW MANY DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS, SANTA SPEAKS AND LEAVES A LITTLE MESSAGE :sob::heartbeat:
- Katie :sparkles: (@katiexmiddleton) November 21, 2020
Last year, people were left mind-blown that they could receive the daily message from the big man if they asked their device how many days until Christmas.
She will reply with: "Would you like to hear an update from my good friend Santa?"
Then, as if by magic, users receive a hearty message from the Kris Kringle himself, which is certain to get even the most Scrooge-like figure in the mood for 25 December.
But it's not just a simple calendar reminder, in the jolly message St Nick also promises to keep people up to date with the latest festive news and explains how he is gearing up for his busiest time of year.
*Seeing a smile on your kid's face must be nice and all that (blah, blah, blah) but being able to constantly get them to do stuff has got to be better, no?
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