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Best Christmas Apps

Best Christmas Apps

Christmas is a time for celebration, laughter, food, presents… and children with too much time on their hands. If you need a break or want fun ways to integrate your iPhone or iPad or Android into your festivities, then here are our favorite Christmas apps to get you in the holiday spirit.

Come November every year, we start to get out the Christmas decorations and what to get for family and loved ones. With technology being such a fun and interactive learning tool for kids, we also load up our smartphones and tablets with our favorite Christmas Apps for kids! The list also includes some Christmas games for kids. 

With Christmas appearing on our doorstep in just over a month, there are a multitude of Christmas apps you can download onto your devices to keep children and adults alike entertained till the big day. 

Festive People AR

1. Festive People AR

(Android, iPhone, iPad)

Let your children mark festivities by virtually decorating rooms. Festive People is a augmented reality app for kids. Kids can make it snow in their living room, get Santa to appear at their fireplace, decorate their Christmas tree and throw snowballs and charms. Celebrate Christmas and New Year with friends and family wherever they are in this AR Game.

Devices: iPhone, iPad and Android

Price: Free


Pico Christmas Tree AR

2. Pico Christmas Tree AR

(iPhone, iPad)

Tree decorating is a fun but usually one-off Christmas activity.  With Pico Christmas Tree AR app, children can decorate as many trees this Christmas as they desire and see them in whichever room they want. Pico Christmas Tree AR lets children continue their seasonal creativity again and again.  Within the app is a virtual Christmas tree just waiting to be decorated. Pico Christmas Tree AR is a fun seasonal app that will, no doubt be popular each December as young children grow up. 

Devices: iPhone, iPad

Price: Free



Christmas Countdown!

3. Christmas Countdown!

(iPhone, iPad)

Christmas Countdown app keeps you updated to how many days, hours, minutes, seconds and even heartbeats there are until Christmas 2020. There are multiple 'time-modes' including counting down the number of total weeks, nights, hours, minutes, total seconds or heartbeats until Christmas.

Devices: iPhone, iPad

Price: Free



NORAD Tracks Santa Claus

4. NORAD Tracks Santa Claus

(iPhone, iPad)

NORAD Tracks Santa Claus is the official app of the NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) Tracks Santa program to track Santa’s whereabouts around the globe as he delivers presents to kids, naughty and nice, but only if they’re asleep. The free app for iOS and Android links to the famous website that lets you and the kiddies enjoy a countdown clock to Christmas Eve and also includes an arcade with a different and challenging game to play every day until Christmas Eve. You can also listen to Christmas music, watch videos, and read books. On Christmas Eve, the program starts tracking Santa’s travels on a route known only to him, and presumably, his reindeer crew.

Devices: iPhone, iPad

Price: Free


Toca Hair Salon - Christmas

5. Toca Hair Salon - Christmas

(iPhone, iPad)

This fun, free app presents a barbershop whose two clients are Santa and a Christmas Tree. If kids select to work on Santa, they can cut, style and color Santa's beard and hair.

Toca Hair Salon - Christmas Gift is a gift from Toca Boca. This free app offers a little taste of what their other hair salon apps have to offer. The tree and Santa offer hilarious facial expressions, so styling them is a riot.

Devices: iPhone, iPad

Price: Free


You can find some popular Christmas short stories and poems from world famous authors. The app is suitable for kids and everyone, who wants to feel winter spirit and dive into atmosphere of Christmas holidays, while reading traditional Christmas stories by Charles Dickens, The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen etc.

There are loads of Christmas stories about Santa, snowmen and presents, but the original Christmas story has some different characters at the forefront. This app aims to enhance that feeling and would make an excellent story for children to end their Christmas Eve in bed or the last story of the school term before the Christmas holidays begin.

Devices: iPhone, iPad and Android

Price: Free


Christmas Tree

7. Christmas Tree

(Android, iPhone, iPad)

Christmas Tree app is a fun way to celebrate the holiday. Kids can create their own jingly and jolly Christmas tree experience on their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad this holiday season. Kids can click and drag the ornaments, decorations and gifts to decorate a Christmas tree. 

Children can design and place several trees in their scene along with different surprises and gift boxes. Finally, they can visit their scene and try to remember what they put in each box. Stage it in the perfect environment with your favorite photo.

Devices: iPhone, iPad and Android

Price: Free


This Christmas word search puzzle app feature hidden Christmas words to find. Word searches are great activities to help your kids develop their problem solving and analytical skills.

Devices: iPhone, iPad

Price: Free


Google Santa Tracker

9. Google Santa Tracker

(Android)

Google Santa Tracker is a special app by Google which helps in tracking the journey of Santa Claus all the way from North Pole. It also allows the kids to play santa games and other fun activities. The Google Santa Tracker will launch on December 24, but the countdown to the journey starts early December!

Devices: Android

Price: Free


Christmas Salon Spa

10. Christmas Salon Spa

(iPhone, iPad)

This assortment of kids christmas party games are perfect for family gatherings, but work equally as well in larger group situations such as classrooms, cubs, beavers or brownie parties. They are all inexpensive to do and take very little preparation.

Devices: iPhone, iPad

Price: Free


Using Santa Engineer app, help Santa at the North Pole with some of his projects. He needs help with everything from building his sleigh to designing toys. You will need to make sure your designs are safe though, and they will be tested with a sophisticated physics engine.