It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And hey, if it’s not feeling so wonderful, there’s an app to make it better. In fact, there are loads of Christmas apps, for kids and adults, for your tablet or smartphone. So here’s a list of our top 5 favorites; hopefully they’ll make your holidays more fun, festive, and stress-free.
Cost: Free (but cards are $2.99-$4.99 to send) iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad
Need to send last minute Christmas cards? With this app you can design and personalize your own cards—adding photos, text, and more—and send a copy (that’s a printed copy) right from your phone to the recipient’s mailbox. Postage included in the printing fee. The app even lets you know when the card is delivered.
Cost: $0.99 iPhone/ iPad
Keep your mind sharp this holiday season with a Christmas-themed Sudoku app. Instead of numbers, you’ll be puzzling with Christmas trees, gingerbread men, and stockings. How festive.
Cost: $0.99 iPhone/ iPod Touch/ iPad
This app lets you follow Santa on his trek around the world, updating you on his location, speed, and destination. There are also fun extras like Santa’s blog and an advent calendar. An exciting way to build up to the big day!
Cost: Free iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad
Do you dread the present wrapping process? This app makes it a breeze by calculating what size paper you’ll need, depending on the box, and then gives you interactive, step-by-step instructions for wrapping.
Cost: $1.99 iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad
Fun for kids and adults, this app will really get you in the Christmas spirit. It includes 17 activities and games, including mahjong, snowman hangman, Christmas gift minesweeper and more. Lots of holiday music included too, so start singing.