10 Best Free Christmas Apps for iPhone and Android Smartphones
Published on December 23, 2013
Christmas is nearly upon us and it's time to soup up our smartphones with as many awesome (free) Christmas apps as possible, right? Here are our top 10 favorite free Christmas apps for iPhone and Android.
1. Waitrose Christmas (iPhone)
Waitrose Christmas is the best free app for holiday food, planning, and partying. This app has got you covered with tons of recipes, cocktails and mocktails, and some great tools/planners to set you up for the big day.
2. Yummy Christmas (iPhone)
Let your kids get in on the cooking fun with Yummy Christmas - super easy Christmas recipes for kids. You may want to be prepared to mute the Christmas carols that repeat on the background, but otherwise this is a fun free app for your kids.
This is the best interactive christmas story to date (it looks especially good on tablets!) It is full of fun and educational games for your kids to play while the story goes along.
We love Songza any time of year, but its especially fun around the holiday season. Songza tailors its music choices based on your time, place, and emotional state. Select "The Holidays" to begin, and you can narrow down your categories (anything from The Biggest Christmas Hits, to Country Christmas, to All Alone on Christmas).
5. Christmas Music (iPhone)
If you want to make your own playlist from a huge database of Christmas tunes, all for free and all legal, the Christmas Music app for iPhone gets it done.
6. Christmas Radio (Android)
If you're an Android user and want to have a Christmas radio station coming to you from your phone, Christmas Radio is a good free choice. They have different genres of christmas music that you can choose to play from their "radio stations."
7. 12 Days of Gifts (iPhone)
iPhone users can download this app for free by December 26th and get 12 days of free gifts! It's as simple as that. So far they've given away a Lorde song and music video, but who knows what is to come. Jump on this bandwagon now for some potentially cool gifts!
8. 100 Christmas Gifts (Android)
If you're a fan of those "room escape" games, this one's a doozy! Help Santa get his presents delivered to all of his houses in time with this free escape-the-room-esque Christmas game.
Who doesn't like a good cocktail during the holiday season? While this isn't specifically holiday themed, Mixology is a good place to find seasonal drinks nonetheless!
Ahh... now who doesn't want the warm glow of a fireplace radiating from your smart phone? Of course, there are a couple free fireplaces out there for both android and iPhone. Go for it.
Now put down that phone and tablet and go spend some time with your family, Grinch!