Mini meme: Get organised for Christmas!

5. BBC Weather

BBC Weather

In the UK at least, the weather’s as likely to be grey and mild on Christmas Day as attempting to turn your garden into an ice rink and blow the cat over next door’s fence. The BBC Weather app’s great for forecasts and weather warnings that are as clear as day, even if you’ve had the odd sherry or ten.

Platforms: Android, iOS Price: £free

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Download BBC Weather

6. Moonpig

Moonpig

It’s always the same: the cards are done and dusted, at the mercy of Royal Mail, but you’ve forgotten one. You could go out again, but instead stay in, use Moonpig to send a personalised card from the oddly svelte mobile selection, and spend the evening perfecting your Slade impersonation.

Platforms: Android, iOS Price: £free

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Download Moonpig for iOS and Android

7. Christmas Radio

Christmas Radio

Whenever a bunch of people get together, everyone’s varied and personal taste in music is most likely to make them come to blows. So set fire to Spotify for the day and go truly festive with Christmas Radio, playing only music from stations that have Santa, sleigh bells, carols and snowmen on the brain.

Platforms: Android, iOS Price: £free

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Download Christmas Radio

8. Humming Timing

Humming Timer

Since this timer only goes up to a second under two hours, Humming Timing’s no good for your turkey, but it’s great for timing veggies and the like; instead of an alarm blaring when something’s ready, it uses tracks from your music library. Spuds ready when American Pie is done? Confusing but tasty!

Platforms: iOS Price: £free

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Download Humming Timing

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