The holiday season is in full swing, so why not celebrate with some new apps for your Smartphone? From practical downloads to silly but festive games, we’ve picked out our favourite free Christmas apps that you’ll definitely want to check out.

Advent Calendar App
The Advent Calendar App is a great way of building excitement for Christmas day.

1 – Christmas Advent Calendar

Count down the days until Christmas with this app-oriented advent calendar. Each day, the app will provide you with a new free themed app. Accompanied by holiday music, the app allows you to uncover new fun apps that raise Christmas spirits and build your anticipation for the holiday.

2 – Santa Spy Cam

The Santa Spy Cam literally brings Santa and his elves to life, giving your kids an absolutely magical holiday season. Prepare the app to record different areas around your house and while your kids sleep, it will capture any elves that drop by. With countless live-action video recordings, this app is easily one of the coolest holiday apps out there.

3 – Santa’s Bag

Keep Christmas shopping simple this year by downloading Santa’s Bag. Create gift lists and set your shopping budget, then keep track of how much you’ve spent with the app’s easy-to-use progress tracker. You won’t have to worry about forgetting anyone this year, and you get to see exactly how much you’re spending and on whom. Santa’s Bag is one of the most useful holiday apps available, and it can end up saving you money.

4 – Christmas!!

An all-in-one app, Christmas!! provides everything seasonal you could possibly hope for in an app. You’ll find a Christmas countdown, an advent calendar with daily free gifts, holiday games and jokes, and cheerful Christmas music. Besides this, you can even keep track of your gift lists and check off the presents you’ve already bought.

5 – Christmas Music ~ 10,000 Free Songs

One of the best parts of the holiday season is all of the spirited music, and this app brings it straight to you. Choose from thousands of holiday songs – classic and new – to download right to your phone. And the best part is, they’re all free! It’s like getting 10,000 early Christmas presents.

6 – Toca Hair Salon – Christmas Gift

Take a swing at restyling Santa’s classic look with the Christmas themed Toca Hair Salon app. Get creative while you cut, colour, and style Santa’s ‘do. You can also trim and shave his fluffy beard, but don’t get too close! See how Santa reacts if you nip his rosy cheeks with the razor.

Christmas dinner App
Use this app to help you prepare the perfect Christmas dinner

7 – Perfect Christmas Dinner

The Perfect Christmas Dinner app makes cooking your holiday meal straightforward and stress-free. With hundreds of recipes and hours of instruction videos, you can feel confident that your dinner will be top notch. To make your planning even easier, the app includes a shopping list maker and a menu organizer to help you keep everything straight.

8 – Impossible Test CHRISTMAS

Pass the long days leading up to Christmas by trying to solve the Christmas-themed Impossible Test. The array of challenging tasks and difficult questions included in this app will leave you racking your brain for days. Only the smartest will be able to pass everything before December 25 rolls around.

9 – Appy Christmas

Appy Christmas gives you the chance to interact with Santa Claus himself. Talk to Father Christmas and hear him talk back in his silly voice. Poke and stroke him to get different reactions, and then watch as he transforms into a reindeer with another comical voice. The app also includes a Christmas countdown, holiday tunes, and advent calendar that provides you with paid apps for free every day.

10 – NORAD Tracks Santa

Let your kids follow Santa’s journey around the world with NORAD’s Santa tracking app. A holiday countdown marks the days left until Santa departs. Then, on Christmas Eve you can keep tabs on the latest Santa spottings around the world and find out where he’s headed next. This Christmas app also includes several holiday games to help you and the kiddos pass time until Santa comes your way.