Holiday items on a wood floor. To the left are two wrapped gift boxes, two open gift boxes. On the right are additional gifts, tucked under a Christmas tree.

Entertaining essentials

Everything you need to make holiday entertaining a breeze.
November 01, 2018
  • It's a Wonderful Life
    Take a break with a holiday classic
    Starting today, It’s A Wonderful Life is exclusively available to stream on Prime Video – marking the first time in the film’s 72-year history it is included in a subscription streaming service. The 1946 classic holiday film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a desperate business man who is visited by an angel sent from heaven to help him see what life would be like if he had never lived. It’s A Wonderful Life was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture and ranks #24 on IMDb’s list of Top Rated Movies. Both the black and white and color version are now included with Prime Video for members to enjoy throughout the holiday season.
  • Ask Alexa
    Play music, get recipes, make shopping lists, set timers, and more
    Some holiday-focused skills include:

    Cook the perfect turkey: The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line comes to Alexa. Simply say “Alexa, open Butterball” to tap into decades of experience on how to cook the perfect turkey from Butterball Turkey Talk-Line experts.

    Send love, wherever you are: Create and share personalized greeting cards – with custom audio and images – to celebrate the holidays with the Greeting Card Blueprint.

    Festive Tunes: It’s never too early to stream your favorite holiday tunes. Amazon Music has all the holiday hits and classics for instant streaming across your devices. Just ask Alexa, “Play Holiday Music.” Or listen to some of the most popular holiday albums from 2017:
    o Christmas Everyday, an Amazon Original by Smokey Robinson
    o Christmas, Michael Bublé
    o Merry Christmas, Mariah Carey
    o Christmas Together, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood
    o The Christmas Song, Nat King Cole
    o Wrapped in Red, Kelly Clarkson
    o The Classic Christmas Album, Elvis
    o A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra
    o A Pentatonix Christmas, Pentatonix
  • Memorable meals
    Making entertaining easy
    Whether you’re the chef preparing a meal for loved ones or last-minute host responsible for feeding guests, Whole Foods Market and Amazon make entertaining easy during the busiest time of the year. Shop Whole Foods Market’s selection of high-quality items for holiday meals, beautiful party platters, or pre-made entrees and side dishes. Prime members receive deep discounts on seasonal items and an additional 10 percent off already discounted items, making grocery shopping even sweeter. Don’t have time to go the store? Prime Now and Whole Foods Market will bring your groceries right to your door or the curbside – whichever is more convenient for you. Prime members, see if delivery or pickup is available in your area.
  • Readying the home
    Visiting guests, party prep, and more
    Whether you’re hosting out-of-town guests or preparing a holiday feast, Amazon has everything you need to ready your home this season. From bed linens and cozy rugs to space heaters and smart lighting, our curated picks for the guest room will help you quickly make your home company-ready. Decorating has never been easier with our selection of ornaments, tree toppers, stocking, ribbons, and, for the first time on Amazon, live Christmas trees. And we have you covered for all of your party prep needs—from cocktail glasses to cookie sheets—with our favorite picks for holiday entertaining, cooking, and baking.
  • Deck the halls
    Fresh-cut trees, delivered
    For the first time, Amazon is offering a variety of real trees – ranging from a 10 to 12-inch Charlie Brown Christmas Tree (available now) to six to seven-foot Fraser Firs, Balsam Firs, and Black Hills Spruces. All fresh-cut trees are currently available for pre-order, which allows customers to buy now with select deliveries arriving as early as Black Friday. All trees over $25 come with Free Shipping.
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