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This past Halloween, we helped Ring Doorbell users crack the code so their smart doorbells sounded spooky, and now that Santa Claus is coming to town, it’s about time for your Ring Doorbell’s holiday-themed makeover. Because yes, there’s a feature for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas, too! Wondering how to enable the Ring holiday sounds for a festive greeting? We’ve got you covered.

So even though Santa may not use the front door, keep reading to find out how to make your Ring Video Doorbell sound (and look!) cheery AF for the holiday season.

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How to Make Ring Doorbell Quick Replies Festive

A Ring doorbell outside of a front door that is decorated for Christmas

The Ring Video Doorbell comes with a very handy-dandy feature called the Quick Replies feature, and it’s the secret to making your Ring Doorbell’s seasonal message.

When you first unlock the Quick Replies feature, you’ll see standard messages that allow visitors who ring the doorbell to leave a message or encourage delivery people to leave a package outside.

But the festive Quick Replies are much more to write ho-ho-home about! Some of the seasonal Quick Replies options include “Happy Holidays!,” a note about how you’ll be at the door in just a sec because you’re busy wrapping presents, and more.

How to set up Quick Replies as holiday-themed:

First, you’ll have to make sure that you have the Quick Reply feature enabled on your Ring Video Doorbell. To do that, follow these steps:

  • Open the Ring app and tap the three lines on the top left.
  • Tap “Devices.”
  • Select the doorbell device you want to set up.
  • Tap “Smart Assistant” below the doorbell.
  • Tap “Quick Replies” then tap “Enable Autoreply” at the bottom.
  • Select a message option from the given list; you should see all the options, including holiday-themed ones, listed here.
  • Tap “Got It.”

Once you complete those holly jolly steps, your Quick Replies feature will be enabled. Most users usually adjust the message delay time to 20 seconds, that way the message won’t go off immediately at the push of the doorbell.

Related: Got kids excited about the big guy coming next month? Check out how to call Santa for free this holiday.



How to Enable Ring Holiday Sounds: Doorbell Chimes

And it’s not just the Quick Replies feature that can be holiday-ified. The Ring Video Doorbell also has holiday-themed chimes for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas to (snow)boot.

Instead of it ringing as the standard old chime, holiday-themed options include a turkey gobbling (for Thanksgiving), a hearty “ho ho ho!,” and musical renditions of “Deck the Halls,” “Sleigh Bells,” “Oh, Hanukkah,” and more.

To transform your Ring Chime Tone to an elf-approved sound, follow these steps:

  • Open the Ring app and tap the three lines on the top left.
  • Tap “Devices.”
  • Select the doorbell device you want to set up.
  • Tap “Device Settings.”
  • Tap “Notification Settings.”
  • Tap “App Alert Tones” and then choose from the options.


How to Make Your Ring Doorbell Faceplate Festive

Six different designs of Ring doorbell holiday faceplates

Now that you’ve changed your Ring Video Doorbell Quick Replies and chime, you might as well go full-blown holiday season with festive faceplates.

Faceplates are basically a removable and reusable cover or sticker that dresses up your Ring, and they’re available for Ring Video Doorbell 2, 3, 3 Plus, 4, and the Chime Pro. These faceplates cover the bottom half of the Ring Video Doorbell and add a fun, festive vibe.

On the Ring website, they’re offered as a seasonal three-pack — for $39.99 — that you can mix and match. Some styles include a fall-themed design with leaves, holiday lights (in both red and blue options), blue-and-white snowflakes, a gray background with one giant snowflake, and a red ugly Christmas sweater pattern.

Individually, each faceplate costs $15 on.

But there’s also another way to hack it. How? It’s Etsy. Some fan-favorite holiday options include a gingerbread-and-candy-cane-themed wrap that can be cut to fit any smart doorbell, that classic red truck pattern everybody loves, and this festive decal that comes in patterns of Santa, green gingerbread, snowflakes, candy canes, Christmas jumpers, reindeer, holly and berries, and more.

How to Make Your Ring Doorbell Sound Festive for the Holidays