There’s an app for just about everything these days – including Christmas.
There’s a popular app that turns your family and friends into goofy looking elves complete with a hilarious video of them dancing that you can share with the world. There’s even an app that allows your children to track Santa’s whereabouts on Christmas Eve. We have rounded up some of the best Christmas apps to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Google Santa Tracker (Free)
Google’s Santa Tracker is much more than your average tracker, you can use the app everyday during the weeks leading up to christmas as a hub for festive activities. Called Santa’s Village, you can test the weather conditions with Rudolph, help the elves prep and learn about holiday traditions like kallikantzari–little creatures that eat Christmas cookies.
NORAD Tracks Santa (Free)
Use this app to follow and track Santa’s whereabouts on Christmas Eve. The app teaches you about the NORAD program and its mission, you can also play the Thin Ice game where you help Santa’s elves deliver presents.
The Elf Adventure: A Christmas Story for Kids ($0.99)
This popular app is an advent calendar, Christmas countdown clock and a storybook-game in which you help the elves save Christmas. There are 24 episodes and a new game to play everyday.
Elf Yourself (Free)
By now this app has become a Christmas classic, with new features and dances added every year. You upload up to five photos of yourself, family and friends then select a dance theme and it generates a video featuring your photos superimposed onto holiday dancing elves.
Talking Santa (Free)
This app is pretty straightforward; speak into your device’s microphone and Santa repeats your words, includes other characters like the talking tom and friends and you can even create 3D video greetings and Christmas cards.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas ($3.99)
This interactive book app gives you three options: Read it Myself, Read to Me, or Auto Play. All options come with highlighted narration and include sounds and images from the animated classic.