Amazon releases its own Alexa-controlled Christmas tree

Amazon just released its coolest gadget yet in the way of an Alexa-controlled Christmas Tree, named Mr. Christmas. This 7-foot-tall Douglas Fir is pre-lit, has multiple voice commands, retails for $299.00, and is available from Amazon as the world’s first smart Christmas Tree.
The World's first Smart Christmas Tree, courtesy of Amazon.
The World’s first Smart Christmas Tree, named Mr. Christmas, courtesy of Amazon. Photo: Amazon

Making Christmas Merry and Bright…with Alexa

Ho-Ho-Ho, Holiday Shoppers! It’s that time of year again (well, almost) and it’s just been made worlds easier thanks to Amazon. Amazon just unveiled the release date of November 15th for the world’s very first Amazon Alexa controlled Christmas tree, and it’s the bees-knees for those who love all things smart-enabled.

Mr. Christmas’s Best Features

Seasonably named Mr. Christmas, this beautiful faux tree stands a modest 7 feet, comes pre-lit, is user-friendly for quick and easy setup, and the branches are super easy to hook into the tree. Perhaps the best feature of all is the fact that Alexa can start and stop the lights at a designated time each day. If you leave the house and forget to turn the tree off like we’ve all done a time or two, she can handle that for you, as well!

Even cooler still, this tree is flame-retardant, ensuring you don’t burn the house down. That’s a clear win.

Also, if you’ve ever dealt with one of those faux trees that look just as fake as one might imagine they would, you’re in luck: it’s said that this tree is nice and fluffy, and is able to be shaped however you like it to look, which is an obvious plus. The more customizable something is, the more apt people will be to give the product a try.

Amazon Alexa enabled Smart Christmas tree, dubbed Mr. Christmas, is available for pre-order now.
Amazon Alexa enabled Smart Christmas tree, dubbed Mr. Christmas, is available for pre-order now. Photo: Amazon

Voice Activation and Control Settings

With numerous voice-activated lighting options – thirteen of them to be exact – you can speak the colors you’d like to see into existence, with options such as red, blue, green, multicolor, purple, blue, sparkle colors such as red sparkle, blue sparkle, and more.

What’s so great about this tree?

For starters, you won’t need a remote that you might potentially lose or misplace anymore. If you’ve ever had a tree that’s remote activated or needs that remote to function properly, you’ll understand the struggle of this one. It’s got option upon option in the lighting department. It’s reasonably priced for what it is. And it’s the first of its kind. A better question is, what’s not to love?

The Amazon Echo Dot 3, which you will need to utilize the smart functionality of Mr. Christmas.
The Amazon Echo Dot 3, which you will need to utilize the smart functionality of Mr. Christmas. Photo: Amazon

How to Order Yours

Although the tree is not currently available for purchase, you can place your pre-order to ship to you on November 15th. All you have to do is head on over to Amazon and search for Mr. Christmas. Note, you will need to have an Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation is the newest, most up-to-date version) in order to use the tree, so be sure to have one of those on hand or order along with your tree.

My Thoughts

Truth be told, I’ve never been too fond of faux trees, as I’m all about that piney-goodness. However, this one seems way too cool, and I’d probably give it a go. I also saw they sell  Christmas scented ornaments at Target that could pretty much morph your fake tree into a real tree. Scent-wise, of course. The little scented icicles were seriously right on.

Perhaps the only thing they could do to make this any better is to have an option to play some well-loved Christmas music directly through the tree, and then it would be just about perfect. If this Christmas tree would also come with a stocking full of money, I’d give it a 10/10.

Just saying.

What are your thoughts on this smart Christmas tree? Do you think the world’s first smart Christmas tree is something to write home about? Would you give it a try? What do you think they could add or change to make it any better? Let me know in a comment!

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