It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Meaning that there are many of the most wonderful apps available to help children and parents celebrate Christmas with the help of their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Whether counting down the days until Santa slides down the chimney is your favorite December activity, or your little one is looking to play a reindeer game, there’s an app to help ring in the holiday season.
Reindeer Match ‚ÄòEm Up
Although it seems this xmas app may just be another matching game, the adorable reindeer graphics make it a great holiday concentration builder. Reindeer Match ‚ÄòEm Up features an animated gang of Santa’s reindeer, who hide behind holiday-themed cards. Players are challenged to remember where the pairs of reindeer are hiding and uncover them before the clock runs out.
X-mas Resort gives players control over constructing their own perfect holiday destination. Simple controls execute the “purchase” and placement of different resort amenities including hotels, toy stores, entertainment and more. Players score points as they create an island resort that meets the desires of their visiting tourists. X-mas Resort is a fun Christmas App for imaginative kids who enjoy creating their own
lands to play in!
Talk, Santa, Talk!
Surprisingly cute, and horribly clever, Talk, Santa, Talk! is a fantastic app that gives children the chance to play with their own animated Santa Claus. A series of three simple buttons gives users control over Santa. By touching his belly, the jolly big man will dance or shake his bell, just to name a few of his talents! Tickle his nose to check out more adorable, engaging Santa motion. Best of all, however, parents or children, can record their own personal messages that Santa will relay in his merry ol’ voice. For a free purchase, this xmas app works well, looks great and even gives users the ability to send a personalized Santa message to friends via their Facebook or e-mail.
Snow Wonder for iPad
This Holiday app makes any climate into an instant winter wonderland! Players are prompted to pick accessories for a snow man (or woman!) and are transported to white, winter landscape. After assembling a snow man, players are given the chance to adorn their frosty new friend with scarves, gloves, facial features and more. A fun game for kids who may live in a warmer climate, or for when you’re just not in the mood to bundle your little ones up for a day in the snow!
Christmas Tree Maker
Unfortunately, the fun of decorating the Chrsitmas tree normally only happens once each season. With Christmas Tree Maker children are able to create their own perfect tree over and over again…Without the mess of all those pine needles! Users begin by selecting a background, tree and skirt before launching into perfect placement of a grand assortment of lights, ornaments and garlands. Many of the options within Christmas Tree Maker are unlocked with the free download, however to avoid unexpected charges, be sure to turn off in-app purchases, as some decorations require upgrade purchases.
Santa in the City Lite
For a Christmas countdown app with flare, check out Santa in the City. The lite version is based off of popular 3-D screensavers and reminds people of how far away the big day is while flying through the city with Santa and his reindeer. The graphics are awesome and cheery, popular holiday tunes offer up extra cheer while you’re exploring the big city on Santa’s sleigh.