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The New ‘Santa’ Skill from Alexa Will Win You the Mom of the Year Award

He's making a list and checking it twice, and your kids are beside themselves waiting for his arrival on Christmas day. But what if you could bring the big guy to life? (No, we're not saying Uncle Steve should pull his Santa outfit out of the garage again.)

Amazon Alexa's new Santa Claus skill is letting your kids (and you) have an actual conversation with Saint Nick. Starting today, all you have to do is say "Alexa, talk to Santa Claus" then listen to his cheery voice ask a few questions about Christmas music. He'll then start playing your favorite holiday songs (thanks to iHeartRadio) to your heart's content.

A cozy fire, cup of hot cocoa and Santa on the speakers? It's a Christmas miracle.

(Oh, and when you're done chatting with Mr. Claus, sign up for the Good News by PureWow flash briefing.)

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