Christmas is almost upon us and if there’s anything to learn from previous experience, it’s the fact that without a bit of modern assistance, you’ll find it hard to cope with the string of activities. In the list down below, you’ll find all the apps that you need to get into the Christmas spirit so that you can celebrate Christmas in a more fun way.
Google Santa Tracker
Google offers the best Santa tracking apps on the Play Store and besides its primary purpose, the app also bundles fun little activities and games for kids. The app shows Santa’s journey around the world on Christmas Eve and supports Android Wear, Google Cardboard VR and a time to countdown to Christmas. Like any Google app, this one is also a ‘free to use’ application with no additional items to purchase nor are there any ads.
Google Play Rating: 4.4 stars | Content Rating: Ages 3 and above | Downloads: 1,000,000+ | In-app purchases: No
Christmas Countdown, as the name implies, is a countdown timer to let you know when Christmas is. While counts down the time left for Christmas, you can also personalize it your own way by applying a new wallpaper as you approach the big day, add music and give ideas for Christmas gifts. The app is free-to-use with no ads but users can opt for the premium version to use the widgets, more music, and customizations.
Google Play Rating: 4.8 stars | Content Rating: Ages 3 and above | Downloads: 500,000+ | In-app purchases: Yes
Christmas Photo Frames, Effects & Cards Art
Although it comes with an annoyingly unnecessary long name, this app is bound to make your Christmas a whole lot better if you’re into clicking a whole lot of pictures. The app comes with a huge collection of frames and effects for you to use during Christmas and also New Year. Additionally, you can also add texts to your pictures, try out hats, winter accessories and decorate your photos with Christmas baubles, fireworks, and garlands.
Google Play Rating: 4.6 stars | Content Rating: Ages 7 and above | Downloads: 1,000,000+ | In-app purchases: Yes
Secret Santa 22
Secret Santa 22 is an app designed to help you generate your Secret Santa so that you can organize your Christmas gift exchanges with friends and family really easy. In order to help you find your Secret Santa, you create a group with defined parameters like budget, delivery date, messages, or other conditions. Participants can be added using their email addresses, SMS or by sharing group codes through social media apps. When everyone in the group has joined, press the button to start the draw and receive the names of your Secret Santa.
Google Play Rating: 4.7 stars | Content Rating: Ages 3 and above | Downloads: 100,000+ | In-app purchases: Yes
The name of the app is pretty self-explanatory, it creates a dance video of you, your friends and family with one major twist. Instead of recording yourself dancing, your face will be pasted on top of an elf. You can select dance themes and share videos across multiple social media platforms. The app is free-to-use but users can buy more videos with different themes.
Google Play Rating: 4.3 stars | Content Rating: Ages 3 and above | Downloads: 10,000,000+ | In-app purchases: Yes
Portable North Pole
Designed for parents, this app allows you to create and share magical cinematic personalized messages from Santa Claus to encourage good behaviors among kids. You can add information about your kid and the app will generate a personalized video with Santa. You can also record your child’s reaction inside picture-in-picture format so as to save it as a memory for the future. There’s also a family option where Santa addresses a group and the app also includes mini-games, activities and a calendar with bedtime stories.
Google Play Rating: 4.6 stars | Content Rating: Ages 3 and above | Downloads: 5,000,000+ | In-app purchases: Yes
It doesn’t matter if you’re going out or staying home this Christmas, it’s important to know how the weather would behave a few hours from now. Carrot is a powerful weather app with quirky and sometimes twisted forecasts, both in long and short formats. All forecasts are delivered with their own personality (6,000+ hilarious lines) – from spooky fog to torrential downpours. The weather data is compiled from Dark Sky’s hourly and daily forecasts and can chase clues to hunt down 32 secret locations.
Google Play Rating: 3.4 stars | Content Rating: Ages 3 and above | Downloads: 100,000+ | In-app purchases: Yes
Santa has arrived and the kids are happy while everyone else is waiting for the dinner to be served. Instead of making the conventional Christmas eateries, who don’t we try something new? Kitchen Stories offers a streamlined selection of recipes with step-by-step guides along with pictures and videos of the preparation. Additionally, the app offers a variety of filters including recipes for vegetarian/vegan dishes, low-carb, gluten-free, and low-calorie options. There’s a cooking mode for being guided through recipes, step-by-step and you can also show off your own cooking skills with other community members.
Google Play Rating: 4.8 stars | Content Rating: Ages 3 and above | Downloads: 1,000,000+ | In-app purchases: No
PicCollage is quite a popular app on Google Play with over 50,000,000 downloads. It is essentially a collage-making app for creating cards, cut-out photos, layer backgrounds, add stickers and text. The app’s latest update packs in the new Holidays for Days package which includes stickers, templates, grids, cards, and backgrounds themed especially for Christmas and New Year. The app also comes with a Freestyle Mode for creating collages, Doodle mode to draw on pictures and a sharing mechanism that lets you send pictures on any social media platform.
Google Play Rating: 4.6 stars | Content Rating: Ages 3 and above | Downloads: 50,000,000+ | In-app purchases: Yes
Which apps are your favorite?