Deck the (Smart) Halls with Festive Holiday Routines
Whatever holiday traditions your family may have, your smart home devices can get in on the action of making your home festive for the holidays. There might just be a favorite new tradition for your family among these Holiday Routine suggestions:
Welcome Home for the Holidays
Our geo-fencing location technology can queue up a “Home for the Holidays” Routine as you arrive at the door: turn up the heat on your Honeywell or Nest thermostat, flip on your holiday lights, and be greeted by holiday tunes on your Sonos.
Wake Up To Holiday Cheer & Warm Coffee
If holiday music puts you in a good mood, go ahead and start your day with it, automatically. Create a “Holiday Wake Up” Routine that turns on your LIFX or Hue bulbs, plays your favorite seasonal tunes on your Sonos, and automatically starts up your WeMo Mr. Coffee (or other maker plugged into a WeMo Insight) to brew your favorite holiday blend.
Get in the Holiday Spirit
Whether you’re cooking up your favorite holiday recipes in the kitchen or just spending some down time with your family, a “Holiday Spirit” Routine can make the whole house feel festive. Play your favorite holiday music on your Sonos, make the room feel cozy by turning on the Yule Log DVD or Blu-ray on the TV, and adjust the lights to your favorite holiday hue. Create the Routine and then simply ask Alexa to turn it on, or run the Routine with a simple tap in the Yonomi app or on your Apple Watch.
Get Ready for Santa Claus
Setup your “Santa Is Coming” routine at the kids’ bedtime. They’ll hear those sleigh bells and a couple ho-ho-hos and have to scurry off to bed because you know… Santa won’t come down the chimney if they aren’t in bed ;). And the night light will turn on so Santa can find his way.
Do you have a favorite holiday Routine in your smart home? Share it with us in the comments.