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12 Mobile Apps That Will Make Your Christmas Merrier

Manpreet Kour

The holiday season has officially begun and everyone is overwhelmed. And if you have been sitting, waiting for the last-minute holiday hacks, wait no more! We know that there is so much to be prepared for and in less time. 

So we bring you our curated list of the best Christmas apps for your Android and iOS devices. This multi-purpose apps collection includes categories like Shopping and lists apps, games and fun apps, Christmas card apps, and kids apps to help you have fun while preparing for the celebrations.

12 Mobile Apps For A Merry Christmas

Just like Black Friday, Christmas comes with its mesmerizing deals and offers. So make sure you don’t forget to check out each one of these apps for a merrier Christmas.

Shopping and List Apps

1. Amazon

No matter which festival it is, Amazon is an all-time must-have mobile app. Amazon has taken over the market as a global retail giant and it’s absolutely worth it. Thanks to the Amazon app for delivering a hands-free user experience with seamless Alexa integration. Besides that, for the Christmas season, you also get to enjoy the great deals on your favorite brands, Amazon’s fun quizzes and spin the wheel challenges.

2. Gilt

This mobile app helps you find the best luxury brands at cheaper prices. The categories you can shop for include fashion, home décor, travel, and local deals. Gilt also offers mobile-exclusive deals to its customers If an item that you are looking for goes out of stock, you can always add it to your wishlist. The app will automatically set a reminder when it becomes available again.

3. Elfster 

Elfster is a Secret Santa and gift exchange planner for the Christmas holidays and other social events. It lets you create holiday gift lists and share them with friends and family, so you never run out of gift ideas while your holiday shopping experience is simplified. Share your gift lists, Secret Santa gift exchanges, wedding registries, and birthday wish lists. Elfster makes it easy for you to know exactly what your friends and loved ones want. 

Games and Fun Apps

4. Christmas Sweeper 4 

For all those who loved Candy Crush, here is yet another game for you, but with a Christmas theme. You can enjoy a classic match-three puzzler that lets you clear blocks to claim multiple hidden Christmas items. Go on lighting candles and clearing the snow to uncover gifts. The game will keep you busy by letting you fill up gift bags, dropping Santa down the chimney, and so much more. When you make matches of four and five you get bombs and power-ups. The cookies and soda rewards will keep you engaged long after Christmas.

5. NORAD Tracks Santa Claus

NORAD Tracks Santa Claus is one interesting mobile app for the Christmas and New year holidays. It is the official app of the North American Aerospace Defense Command - NORAD Tracks Santa program. Established in 1955, NORAD Tracks Santa is an annual Xmas-themed program in which NORAD tracks Santa Claus, as he leaves the North Pole to travel around the globe to deliver presents to children every year on Christmas Eve only when the children are asleep. The app lets you enjoy a countdown clock to Christmas Eve and also has a collection of different challenging games to play every day until Christmas Eve. Besides, you can also watch videos,  listen to Christmas music, and read books while waiting for the festival of joy. 

6. Christmas Countdown 

This mobile app is definitely going to keep you hyped for the holidays. As the name suggests, it shows you a countdown with a number of days, hours, minutes, and seconds until Christmas. The app lets you choose from a variety of themes and you get a new gift every day. The gift is a fresh Xmas themed wallpaper to boost your holiday spirit, a festive fact, and a link to a Christmas song. This app is free for Android and iOS users but a premium version also exists that includes high-quality wallpapers.

7. Elf Yourself

This app lets you create dozens of personalized videos with your face on dancing elves' bodies. You can add up to 5 different faces to a selected dance type and the app will create the video. You can share these fun videos on social media or with your friends and family in person, along with your personalized greetings and messages. The app is totally free to download and comes with many free dance styles. You can also purchase dances individually or get their Season Pass that will remove ads for a year.

Christmas card Apps

8. Touchnote

Touchnote is an app that lets you break free from the hassles of going out to post cards for different festivals. Now you can simply create high-quality, personalized photo cards with messages directly from your phone and get them delivered anywhere in the world. All you have to do is, upload your pictures, create your custom cards with their card templates, and choose a plan based on how many cards you want to send out. Enjoy this app for a better Christmas card delivery!

9. Handwrytten

If you want your greeting cards to have a handwritten feel to them, Handwrytten is the app you are looking for. The app lets you choose from the collection of card designs and type out the message you want on your Christmas cards. Handwrytten has incorporated robotic handwriting machines to write your message and address on the envelope. You can choose from a variety of writing styles and also add a gift card if you want.

Kids Apps

10. PNP Portable North Pole

PNP lets you create a personalized video from Santa just by putting in some information about your child. There are some activities included in the app, but the main idea is for the kids to find out from Santa if they have been naughty or nice throughout the year. Also, some other features of the app include a reaction recorder and storytime with some in-app purchases.

11. Message from Santa

This is an app to keep the kids engaged during the holiday season. We know how excited the kids get when they hear about Santa Claus and all the presents. This app is just about that. Kids will love a call, video message, or text from Santa himself, this Christmas. You can call, leave a wish list and hear all about what Santa is doing through this engaging app.

12. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Dr. Seuss’ beloved book How the Grinch Stole Christmas has now been made into an interactive ebook for children. If you need something to keep your kids entertained this Christmas season, here is a $6 app/ebook that lets the kids follow the Grinch’s attempts to keep Christmas from coming. Besides that, this also includes seven different mini-games like Memory Match, Jigsaw Puzzle, Word Search, and Sequence. By tapping on the images new words show up. The narration is enjoyable and there are custom sound effects to make it even better.

Ending Note

While the list of festive mobile apps is never-ending, we have tried to curate the best Christmas apps that have thousands of downloads. Most of these apps are free of cost, so you can download them to make your Christmas celebrations enjoyable and engaging.

We hope that you enjoy browsing through these holiday-themed apps. Do let us know about your experience in the comment section below. 

Also if you are looking forward to developing your own app, you are just in the right place. Applify is offering a flat 10% discount on all development services this festive season! Contact us today.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

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