13 Questions To Ask Siri About the Holidays
By Alicia McAuley
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Bernard Bodo © 123RF.COM
Dec 15, 2016
Kids sure do ask a lot of questions this time of year — where does Santa live? Is he real? How old is he? Thankfully, there’s an all-knowing being that inhabits your iPhone, who just happens to have all the right answers: Siri. We already know that Siri has a pretty great sense of humour, but it turns out that everyone’s favourite virtual assistant has plenty of enjoyable quips to share about the holidays, too. Make your day a little more holly-jolly with some help from Siri and these fun holiday-themed questions and commands.
1. Siri, do you want to build a snowman?
Snow and smartphones aren’t a great combination, but Siri still appreciates the invitation. Bonus points if you sing it, à la Disney’s Frozen.
2. Siri, what are you doing for Christmas this year?
Like so many of us, Siri’s holiday schedule is jam-packed! This is one question that will result in multiple answers — and plenty of giggles.
3. Siri, what do you want for Christmas?
Siri’s wish list is pretty selfless, but even a virtual assistant can’t resist the allure of chocolate reindeer.
4. What’s your favourite Christmas cookie, Siri?
So. Many. Choices.
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5. Siri, what should I get [my mom, my kids, etc.] for Christmas?
Stumped for a great gift idea? Siri has plenty of advice! You may want to take those suggestions with a grain of salt, though…
6. Is Santa real?
Ah, the burning question that kids of a certain age start asking this time of year. Not sure what to say? Siri’s got you covered. (Also try: “Siri, is Santa coming to my house this year?” and “When is Santa coming?”)
7. Siri, do you believe in Santa Claus?
Ask it any way you want, but Siri is standing firm on this one.
8. Siri, where does Santa live?
Siri also knows where Santa vacations!
9. How old is Santa?
Thanks to Siri’s epic math skills, we know exactly how many candles will be on Santa’s birthday cake this year.
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10. Siri, call Santa.
We wonder which Christmas carol Santa chose for his ringtone…
11. Happy Hanukkah!
Nice try, kid, but you can’t fool Siri! (We bet Siri would love this DIY Clothespin Menorah, though!)
12. Siri, what are you doing for Hanukkah?
Siri can get a head start on celebrating next year's Hanukkah! (Happy Hanukkah, Liam!)
13. What are your New Year’s resolutions?
Siri may be a fountain of information, but there’s always room for self-improvement. It looks like Siri will be spending more time with their favourite humans in the new year!