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The countdown to Christmas is officially on! Now that we're past Thanksgiving, and into December there's no argument over whether it's too early to start the festive celebrations. Advent calendars have officially started paying out, and it truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

This year though, Amazon's Alexa products have an extra special advent calendar. According to LAD Bible, kids can count down to the holiday with special voice messages from Santa each day.

All you have to do is ask Alexa how many days there are until Christmas, and she'll respond with ""Would you like to hear an update from my good friend Santa?" From there, the big man himself takes over, giving kids updates on what he and the elves are doing up at the North Pole.

Of course, as part of Cyber Monday, you can get an Amazon Echo Dot for more than 50% off. You know, once you get your update from Santa, you can ask Alexa to play B100 Quad Cities too. She's a smart cookie.

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