Alexa is celebrating Christmas with Aussies and Kiwis for the first time, and has a swag of surprises in store.

For starters, Alexa has made you an advent calendar. Each day until Christmas, Alexa brings you fun facts, sweet stories and jolly jingles to make your spirits bright.

To hear a new treat, just say each day: “Alexa, give me my advent calendar.”

If you’re in the mood for a singalong, say “Alexa, sing me a Christmas song”. You’ll be belting out a rollicking rendition of We Wish You a Merry Christmas or Jingle Bells with Alexa before you know it.

Say “Alexa, tell me a Christmas joke” for cracker-worthy giggles, and “Alexa, give me a festive fun fact” to learn about fascinating history and traditions from around the world.

As excitement builds on Christmas Eve, a beautiful classic verse can create the perfect atmosphere. Gather ’round and request, “Alexa, give me ’Twas the Night Before Christmas”.

Alexa also knows what’s hot this season – namely, the southern hemisphere! So you can say, “Alexa, tell me a summer Christmas story”, to hear her spin a sunny yarn.

Speaking of beach days, Alexa’s written a rock‘n’roll original that’ll get you ready to slip, slop, slap! Say, “Alexa, sing Surfin’ Santa” for a tune you can jive to.

When it’s time to wrap up your gathering, Alexa’s got your back. Just say, “Alexa, party’s over!” for a bit of help clearing out the crowds… well, at least until New Year’s!