It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and also the busiest! With all of the hustle and bustle this time of year, sometimes the holiday spirit can get a little lost. Even more so, technology can add to the noise and distract us from time that’s supposed to be spent with family and friends.

However, tech doesn’t have to be a “bah humbug” annoyance this season, it can actually help spread holiday cheer. While we don’t suggest spending the whole season glued to the computer, there are a few ways VAIO laptops can be helpful in holiday party planning or keeping the family closer. Here are just a few ways you can use tech to your advantage over the next few weeks:

  • Holiday Hostess: What’s the first step to hosting the big holiday party? Read up on recipes and decide what delicious treats you’re going to make. Search and save your favorite food blogger’s recipes, or email your mom to get that famous sugar cookie recipe. Thanks to technology, all of your favorites can be stored on your laptop (VAIO has ample internal storage plus SD card expansion slot), instead of a cookbook that collects dust in the cupboard for the majority of the year.
  • Perfect the Playlist: A little background music is sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit, so set the mood with some of your favorite hits. Use a music streaming service to put together a playlist of classics – maybe it’ll inspire a little caroling. Plus, each VAIO has powerful speakers built-in so no need to worry about connecting to an external device.
  • Warm Up the Room: Live somewhere cold or maybe an apartment that lacks a fireplace? Not to fear, let your VAIO bring the heat. Download a fireplace screensaver onto your VAIO – a high-resolution screen with true-to-life colors will make it look just like a real fire, without the actual heat.
  • Be Home for the Holidays Wherever You Are: Can’t make it to see family who lives out of state (or maybe even out of the country)? Each VAIO comes integrated with a video camera, so you can conference in to be with friends and family, and the devices are portable and lightweight so you can keep in touch even if you’re traveling.

These are just a few ways technology can help to spread the holiday cheer and keep you connected over the next few weeks. Share how you’re using your VAIO this season using #HowIVAIO on all social channels!