The holidays can come with a lot of stressors. From buying presents to decorating the house, there are a lot of things on anyone’s to-do list this season. Fortunately, a Control4 whole home automation system can make sure your holidays are merry and bright. Here are 7 great ways a smart home automation system can help you enjoy the holiday season even more this year.

1. Program Your Christmas Lights

With a smart home, you never have to worry about your lights not turning on at the right time or staying on all day long. You can program them to make sure they light up the neighborhood exactly when you want them to.

2. Arm Your House with the Push of One Button

When you are getting ready to go over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house, it can be chaotic turning off all of your electronics and arming the security system. Get out the door in a flash with an effortless departure and get to Grandma’s cookies faster.

3. Watch Your Favorite Holiday Movies – Just a Voice Command Away

Curl up with your family in front of your favorite holiday movie with a simple voice command. Whether you prefer a classic or the latest Lifetime holiday movie, you can access it all without searching for your long lost remote.

4. Get the Perfect Holiday Movie Lighting

Set your media room to automatically dim lights when a movie starts. This means you can watch your favorite holiday movie with the perfect lighting without even having to lift a finger!

5. Listen to Christmas Music Throughout the House

Whether you are hosting your annual Christmas party or celebrating with your family, a multi-room audio system will allow you to seamlessly enjoy your favorite holiday classics from room to room.

6. Keep Grinches off Your Property

We’ve all seen videos of package thieves. With the holidays around the corner, you will likely be seeing more amazon packages arriving on your porch. Get peace of mind knowing you have a security system in place to protect your deliveries.

7. Get an Alert When Santa (or Someone Else) Accesses Your House

Be the first to know when Santa has entered your house on Christmas Eve. If it’s someone besides Santa and you don’t want them entering the home, you can view and manage your locks and even remove access to the house if you need to.

With a little help from Total Home Technologies (and a lot of help from Santa’s elves), you can make this holiday season the most magical one yet.