Ho ho ho! Oh!! Wonderful time of the year is here again! Loads of excitements, thrill, and fun are in the air…
What about your Christmas plans? You might have everything all set for this festive season from shopping, vacation planning, family meeting and greeting near and dear ones, partying, decorating your home with Christmas trees and lightings; and I am sure this list will be longer and longer.
Well, I was asking about something different. I mean something beyond traditional celebration patterns.
Actually, this time I wanted to fill each of my moments with fun, joy, and happiness. But how? Suddenly something clicked in my mind, and I tried to search out for the best Christmas apps that would boost my festive spirit.
I know smartphones have made our life tedious up to some extent. But as we are talking about holidays, my focus is to help you in releasing the year long stress and make you feel relaxed and refreshed.
I have shortlisted the 10 cool Christmas apps that either facilitate you with fun activities or work as helping hand.
10 Best iOS and Android Apps for Christmas
1) Christmas Live Wallpaper Free
As per a survey, average person checks their devices 85 times in a day. That is approximate 5 hours a day. What if you will have the festive spirit as many time you touch your mobile?
Wait for this Christmas with sparkling Xmas tree and cock! Christmas Live Wallpaper Free app features stunning Christmas countdown and sparkling Christmas tree. The Android app allows you to customize the settings and set a live wallpaper as smartphone’s background or fully interactive foreground. Download this app on your Android device. Advanced aspects of the app:
- Incredible scenes of Christmas Tree, Sky Lanterns, 3D Fireworks 9 (day or night), 3D Snow, Happy New Year (with Fireworks), etc.
- Customize the countdown dates as per your preference
- Clock scene with sparkling date and time
- Choose your favorite camera angles and 3D animations fly-bys
- Fabulous flair spotlight or glowing background light with shimmering sunbeams, much more…
2) ElfYourself by Office Depot, Inc.
The most demanded app of the Christmas season is here! This time there are new features and more dances to explore. The app allows to “elf” yourself and creates a personalized video that contains your photos of holiday dancing elves.
It is quite simple to Elf Yourself with ‘ElfYourself by Office Depot, Inc.’ It is an iOS app. Upload five pics of yours, your friends, family members, or anyone from your camera and Facebook. Pick a dance theme and the app will create a customized ElfYourself video that you can easily share via Facebook or email. Moreover, you can create a personalized greeting and share it on different social media channels.
3) Christmas Countdown 2016
3D Effects always delivers a more real-time experience to the users. Go for 3D Christmas Countdown 2016 available on Android to access an exclusive range of Christmas countdown wallpapers with a snowfall lights.
It is one of the highly interactive apps that facilitates user to slice the figure to rotate camera view and switch between Christmas Time and Countdown. If required, you can disable the countdown to see the tree. Play Christmas Carols and modify the countdown to set a New Year Live Wallpaper! Below are the awesome elements of the app.
- Snowflake mode
- Set a fixed camera angles
- Snow of lights
- Interactive switch amongst clock and countdown on touch
- Customize color for background and snow lights
- 8 different kinds of trees
- Rotate the view on scrolling
4) Christmas Games
While we are talking about Christmas how we can forget children who eagerly wait for this festival throughout the year.
The app comprises 17 striking games for kids. Offering educational and entertaining games, it helps preschool kids in developing different skills such as imagination, creativity, and hand-eye coordination.
Furthermore, Christmas Games teaches children various shapes, number pronunciation, image recognition and much more. This Christmas, along with fun your children will have excellent learning exercise. The app is available on Android platform.
Etsy is a large scale marketplace that connects people around the world. Independent businesses can sale their unique products and users can make a purchase. You might consider the app just like another B2C app. Well, it’s not true.
Etsy aids you in finding out new, beautiful and unique things. Moreover, shop your favorite product while you are on the way to work or waiting in line. The app is available on iOS and Android. Make your Christmas precious with the unique products. Outstanding attributes of Etsy are:
- Create and manage lists while you browse
- Save shops and items in favorite list to visit them again
- Notification for order shipping
- Explore nearby stores and upcoming events featuring Etsy stores
- Discover curated recommendations customized to your taste
6) Christmas Songs and Music
Where is the feel of Xmas without Christmas songs and jingles? No need to anywhere, simply install Christmas Songs and Music and get all the latest Christmas music and songs. The app is available to download on Android Platform. Enjoy this festival season by playing and singing the melodious Christmas songs along with family and friends. Fill your surrounding with fun and joy! Wonderful offerings of the app are as below:
- Set the song as ringtone
- Assign the ringtone to your contacts
- Set as message tones
- Set as alarm and timer sound
- Set as widget
7) A Call from Santa! Voicemail & Text Messages
Would you like if your children will start the New Year with few good habits and thoughts? An iOS based app ‘A Call from Santa!’ enables you to make this Xmas joyous and exciting for your child.
Parents can request a personalized call for their children from Santa! The app encourages the good behaviors of the children and helps them to quit bad habits. Amazing features of the app are:
Call from Santa
- Santa can mention child’s age, name, and interests during the call
- Santa can all for variety of reasons
- Receive unlimited calls for free
Voicemail from Santa
- Know about the names of Santa’s reindeer
- Santa can write your child’s name on a nice or naughty list
- Children can record Santa’s voice messages with their Christmas wish list
- Santa tracker to find out what Santa is doing right now
- Leave a message to Santa, and much more…
Text Messages from Santa
- Send message to Santa, and he will get back to you immediately
8) Christmas Pics Quiz Game
Another great app that definitely brings you in celebration mood. It’s a game about solving Christmas puzzles related pictures and emoji. Complete the quiz by Christmas Eve. It gives you a free Christmas present in this December. Download the Christmas Pics Quiz Game from iOS, answer the puzzles each day and boost your holiday spirit.
9) Christmas RADIO
Are you a music lover? Then you can’t miss Christmas RADIO. The app becomes more entertaining in the Christmas featuring streamlined interface. It is specially designed for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad). The app allows you to enjoy a variety of Christmas hits from over 50 unique stations.
Do you have the list of popular radio stations for this year? By the way, I have ;) Mistletoe, Kristmas Kountry, Christmas Carols Radio and North Pole Radio. Hear all the latest Christmas rocking hits, old standard and whatever else you prefer on Christmas RADIO. Have all the Christmas songs on your fingertip, and that is also at no cost!
10) Christmas Fun – Holiday Spirit Activities & Fun!
Celebrate this Christmas with a fantastic app featuring exciting educational games and Christmas songs for all age of kids. This iPhone app holds the largest collection of Christmas activities that is also in adorable 3D graphics and a delightful soundtrack.
The iOS app offers a wide range of gaming including Snowman and Santa Dress Up Games, Christmas Adventure, Mix and Match, Christmas Paint, Simon Game, Memory Match, Gingerbread PEEKABOO Game, and Christmas Train.
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Are you ready for this Christmas? Hurry up, get prepared to create memories of happiness, celebration, and festive spirit. Last but not least.