This holiday season, get in the spirit and download some festive apps for your smartphone. Here are some of the best Christmas apps available in the Apple iTunes store.
Use this free app to make unique, personalized video cards. Take a video with your smartphone, and add text, holiday effects like falling snow, and festive music. It’s easy to shorten video clips if you need to, and your friends and family will love this interactive way of spreading holiday cheer. You can quickly post to Facebook, YouTube, your flix feed, or send your video cards directly via email.
Impress your eager kids with this fun app that will allow them to “track” Santa on his journey around the globe delivering gifts. You can pinpoint your distance from Santa’s workshop in the North Pole, and get updates on toy-making progress from the elves. There is also a countdown to Christmas so you can tell your kids exactly how long they have to wait. They can also send their Christmas wish lists directly to the big guy and rate their own level of naughty or nice. This app costs $0.99.
Download this app for 99 cents and instantly listen to twenty great holiday stories including Clifford’s Christmas and The Night Before Christmas. This will entertain your children and the whole family to hear some of the best holiday tales read out loud.
What sets the holiday mood more than a warm, crackling fire? With this app for 99 cents, you can have a beautiful holiday fireplace with you wherever you are. Choose from five different fireplace settings, and sit back and enjoy.
This free app is a great way to share Christmas photos with your friends and family this season. Just take or upload a photo, and choose from one of dozens of holiday themes created by independent artists specifically for Photogram. You can add and crop up to four photos in one Photogram and add personalized messages. Then share directly with your loved ones via Facebook, Twitter or email. They will love the festive and personal gesture.
If you love Christmas carols, this app is for you. For $4.99, you will have all you need to sing 40 of the most popular holiday songs, including Deck the Halls, O Christmas Tree, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Auld Lang Syne, and many more classics. You will be provided with the lyrics, melody, and piano backing track to compliment your caroling.
The joy of cutting paper snowflakes is captured with this app that allows you to virtually create your own snowflakes. You can even watch them fall as snow when you’re done, and it gives you the ability to cut snowflakes in as intricate patterns as you please. It costs $0.99.
Your kids can write a personalized letter to Santa and send him their wish lists with this free app that helps them craft their letter using different templates. Send the letter, and check back to see if Santa sends a reply. As a parent you can craft a personalized letter from Santa to delight your children on Christmas.
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