Top 10 Christmas apps
Get ready for the festive season with our list of the top 10 Christmas apps that will you get in the holiday spirit and ready to hit the shops too!
Stay organised as you shop for friends or family this Christmas.
This app lets you set budgets for each recipient, sort by store or urgency, track who you’ve bought for, and check off which gifts have been wrapped.
If you used it last year and the year before, it’ll remind you what you’ve bought people in the past. Handy.
Create your own Christmas videos where you and your friends are the stars up at the North Pole.
Just upload five photos from your phone or Facebook, choose a dance, and the app will create your own custom elf video. Hip Hop, Soul, 80s and more…
The Tesco Mobile app has almost everything you need in the run-up to Christmas.
Search for seasonal recipes, order ingredients for them in just a few taps, and make gift purchases large and small via Tesco Direct too.
If you’re away from home for Christmas, it’ll tell you where your nearest Tesco store is.
Here’s an advent calendar app that’s so much fun people have been downloading it all year round.
Count down to Christmas on your iPhone with a free app every day, and it plays Christmas melodies while you use it. Just shake the iPhone to change the tune.
Santa needs your help this Christmas. Solve fun puzzles in various ways – by shaking, tilting, tapping and tipping your device – and Santa can move from one room to the next on his mission to open 100 presents.
Hilarious sound and graphics.
Hours of fun for the kids as they take over your iPhone and snap themselves as The Grinch and other characters from the timeless Dr Seuss story.
The Seuss-style cards can then be customised with stamps, borders and text, then saved and/or sent to family and friends.
One of the best iPhone games of all time, Doodle Jump comes in a Christmas flavour with all new graphics and challenges as you guide the Doodler up, up and – boing – up the screen.
Don’t let the Chill-Breath Monster put the freeze on your Christmas fun with this addictive platformer.
(Android users – enjoy the Christmas theme built into the regular Doodle Jump game.)
All thumbs when it comes to wrapping presents? This app is a great idea – it teaches you better wrapping techniques using videos, then gives you a little quiz to reinforce what you’ve learned.
Greener wrapping, Japanese style skills, bow-making too. You’ll be a pro.
While it has nice snowy graphics showing Santa and his team of reindeer, this app is all about sounds and songs. It pools together all the Christmas radio stations and radio shows around the world and lets you choose which to listen to.
Did you know there’s a station that broadcasts from the North Pole?
Let the countdown begin – and this app does more than just count the days, hours, minutes and seconds until Christmas morning.
There are great animated characters and Christmas carols to sing, and if you shake the iPhone sleigh bells ring.