Home Automation Ideas For Entertaining Guests This Christmas

We are all now counting down to weeks and days to Christmas with great anticipation. So much to look forward to – nights out with friends and colleagues, visits to Santa with the children, festive concerts, services and plays to attend, and shopping outings in bustling towns and cities – taking all the wonder and magic in!


For those hosting festive dinner parties with families, Christmas also has the potential to get pretty chaotic. With all the cooking that needs to be done (add to that guests arriving and The Sound of Music blaring on the TV), it can all get a bit hectic for the hosts!

If you're serving sit-down meals this holiday season, keep your dining space classic! Using the decor of adjacent rooms as a guide, keep the color scheme consistent, then amp up the elegance around the dining table to add ambience while you entertain.

Now imagine a Christmas where your home works to reduce some of the holiday stress for you; a home where all the hectic elements of cooking, entertaining, and eating co-exist in harmony.

Welcome to your smart home on Christmas Day.

With an integrated control system there are many ways to use home automation to enhance your Christmas celebration. Our smart home products are intuitive and fully customisable, which means a smart home system is the perfect fit for the holidays!


Home automation truly thrives in the kitchen. You can create custom scenes for cooking, snacking, and dining.

For your marathon Christmas Day cooking session, have your lights set to brightly illuminate all the dicing and slicing surfaces. You can also use your App to select your favourite playlist to play on the speaker system while you cook. Then with the press of a button, your lights will automatically go from cooking to dining—more subdued and intimate. You can even use the in-wall touch screen to alert everyone over the intercom that dinner is served!

With wireless thermostats designed to automatically adjust for optimal comfort and efficiency—even when you’re not sure whether it’s going to snow outside or be another warm late-autumn day.

Based on the current weather and the time of day, your shades will automatically raise or lower. Fans automatically turn on and off, helping to circulate air. When it’s time to welcome your guests for Christmas dinner, your home will be at the perfect temperature.

What would Christmas be without all your favourite festive films?

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Kick off the festivities with a fully automated home theatre! With full video and audio distribution throughout the entire home, you can enjoy your favourite films in one room without interrupting the activities in the rest of the house.

You can also broadcast multiple channels at once on multiple screens, so you don’t miss any of the best scenes. The video intercom system can automatically appear on-screen, alerting you when guests arrive or when dinner is ready.

Imagine having your dinner table set with all the turkey, gravy, and stuffing ready to be devoured.

Now, with the press of a button, you initiate your own customised “Christmas Dinner Scene.” The lights are set to enhance the beautiful colours of your decorations, a customised playlists starts playing on the speakers, and the temperature is set where you like it—finally you’re ready to invite your family and friends in for a dinner they’ll never forget!

Check back with our blog often for more creative home automation ideas. To make your dreams of home automation come true. Or why not speak to our team today about your intelligent smart home plans.

The TechFit team would like to take this opportunity to wish all its customers, colleagues and friends a really Happy Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

Nollaig Shona Duit!

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Author: Clarke

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