12 of the best Christmas apps

Get into the Christmas spirit by downloading all things festive

You can’t escape the Christmas music, the supermarkets are stacked to the ceiling with mince pies and you're wearing your thermals; yes, Christmas is so close we can taste the turkey. Time then, to deck your phone with all things festive.

 

Angry Birds Seasons

Free, Android, iPhone, 59p

Those ill-tempered birds have swapped pumpkins and lanterns for 25 Christmas-y snow-covered levels, Santa hats, presents and lots more slingshotting frivolity. A Valentine's Day edition seems inevitable, doesn't it?

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You can’t escape the Christmas music, the supermarkets are stacked to the ceiling with mince pies and you're wearing your thermals; yes, Christmas is so close we can taste the turkey. Time then, to deck your phone with all things festive.

 

 

Coca Cola Christmas Snow Globes

Free, iPhone

Everyone loves a snow globe. And this digital snowstorm lets you add photos of your pals, write Christmas messages, then share on Facebook or with the world via the dedicated website. Tilt your phone in landscape mode and your friends will even do a little dance for you too.

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You can’t escape the Christmas music, the supermarkets are stacked to the ceiling with mince pies and you're wearing your thermals; yes, Christmas is so close we can taste the turkey. Time then, to deck your phone with all things festive.

 

£2.99, iPad

The iPad has breathed some life into this literary classic (not that it needs it) with 130 pages of text, illustrations, music and sound effects. It wouldn't be Christmas without Charles Dickens’ tale of a bitter old miser haunted by spirits and it may not free, but even Scrooge couldn't argue with that price.

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 You can’t escape the Christmas music, the supermarkets are stacked to the ceiling with mince pies and you're wearing your thermals; yes, Christmas is so close we can taste the turkey. Time then, to deck your phone with all things festive.

 

Waitrose Christmas

free, iPhone, Android

Christmas is hard work. There’s hungry mouths to feed and entertainment to provide, amongst all the other manic Christmas prep. Waitrose is here to help. With over one hundred recipes, including some from Delia and Heston, video guides, a turkey timer, wine guides and a Christmas day planner, Waitrose wants your year as Christmas host to be the best yet.

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You can’t escape the Christmas music, the supermarkets are stacked to the ceiling with mince pies and you're wearing your thermals; yes, Christmas is so close we can taste the turkey. Time then, to deck your phone with all things festive.

 

Card Maker

free, iPhone

Sending Christmas cards the traditional way is such a chore. Create custom greeting cards on your phone using existing photos or the apps’ own library of images. Then all that's left to do is hit send where it'll wait inside somebody's email inbox until it's discovered. Just think of the money you’ll save.

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You can’t escape the Christmas music, the supermarkets are stacked to the ceiling with mince pies and you're wearing your thermals; yes, Christmas is so close we can taste the turkey. Time then, to deck your phone with all things festive.

 

Christmas Photo Free

free, iPhone

Whether it's a Santa hat, frosty white beard, or a festive frame, inject some of that Christmas cheer into your snappy snaps. There are plenty of other festive images and symbols to dress your photos up with and the usual sharing options via email, Facebook and Twitter are available too.

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You can’t escape the Christmas music, the supermarkets are stacked to the ceiling with mince pies and you're wearing your thermals; yes, Christmas is so close we can taste the turkey. Time then, to deck your phone with all things festive.

 

iMistletoe

free, iPhone

What's Christmas without a kiss or few? Embrace this Christmas tradition of kissing strangers, unsuspecting friends or secret admirers underneath this bit of electronic shrubbery. And if the reviews are anything to go by you might get "14 kisses in one night", or get to "kiss anyone you meet on the street".

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You can’t escape the Christmas music, the supermarkets are stacked to the ceiling with mince pies and you're wearing your thermals; yes, Christmas is so close we can taste the turkey. Time then, to deck your phone with all things festive.

 

Christmas Cracker

Free, Symbian

A lot of pressure rides on Christmas crackers; will the gifts be nice, will the bang be sufficiently loud, will the jokes be funny? Of course they won't - crackers are all about the corny jokes. An electronic cracker isn’t destined for the dustbin, though, and with over 150 jokes, it’ll be sure to make you laugh and cringe in equal measures.

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You can’t escape the Christmas music, the supermarkets are stacked to the ceiling with mince pies and you're wearing your thermals; yes, Christmas is so close we can taste the turkey. Time then, to deck your phone with all things festive.

 

All I Want From Santa

free, Android

We learnt a long time ago that writing letters to the big fat guy proved futile. But there are still loads of little people unaware of his non-existence. Let them write wish lists and letters on your phone and while they think it’s winging its way to Saint Nick, it'll pop into your inbox so you can get on with those dutiful Christmas errands.

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You can’t escape the Christmas music, the supermarkets are stacked to the ceiling with mince pies and you're wearing your thermals; yes, Christmas is so close we can taste the turkey. Time then, to deck your phone with all things festive.

 

Christmas Amaze

£1.00, Symbian

The snowmen are trying to ruin Christmas by stealing Santa's gifts. Stop those frosty fiends by guiding Santa through the secret maze to retrieve the presents and continue in his quest to put smiles on the faces of kids everywhere… even though he doesn’t exist.

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 You can’t escape the Christmas music, the supermarkets are stacked to the ceiling with mince pies and you're wearing your thermals; yes, Christmas is so close we can taste the turkey. Time then, to deck your phone with all things festive.

 

Christmas Town Animated Theme

79p, Blackberry

If you happen to have a bit more Christmas cheer than the rest, sprucing up your handset with an animated wintery wonderland is the next step in earning yourself that Christmas appreciation badge. Just remember to get rid of it once the festivities are over.

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You can’t escape the Christmas music, the supermarkets are stacked to the ceiling with mince pies and you're wearing your thermals; yes, Christmas is so close we can taste the turkey. Time then, to deck your phone with all things festive.

 

Christmas Presents

free, Windows Phone 7

Personal shoppers are expensive. The next best option? Get an app that tells you what presents you need to buy, who they’re for, how much you’re spending and as well as a host of other features to ensure top class Christmas shopping management. You could just write this all down. But where’s the fun on that?

 

 

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