The best FREE Christmas apps for families
It doesn’t seem that long ago when families were tuning into their local radio stations to track Santa on Christmas Eve, or when children ran to the mailbox to see if he replied to their letter.
Now, with just the tap of an app, families are enjoying these Christmas traditions on a whole new, more personalized level.
Here’s a few family-friendly Christmas apps to spread some holiday cheer and entertain the kids while you enjoy your eggnog in peace.
Christmas activity book by BabyFirst
Things can get a little boring at Aunt Gertrude’s place, even during the most magical time of the year. Entertain your babies and toddlers with this app packed full of Christmas match games, puzzles, counting activities and singalongs.
One step away from meeting the jolly big guy in the flesh. Your kids will glow watching a personalized video message straight from the North Pole. There’s even a few easy games for toddlers to play. Unlock some extra fun with a purchase or two.
Tracking Santa is such serious business, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has a clothing line dedicated to it. From their app, little Santa stalkers can watch the countdown to Santa’s flight and play games to pass the time.
You can also pinpoint the big guy’s location through NORAD’s official Santa Tracker website, by calling 1-877-HI-NORAD (Skype included), or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tired of a getting a hand cramp from filling out Christmas cards? Send them digitally through Red Stamp. Select a holiday theme, type in a seasonal message, add a photo or two and you’re done. Send your cards with one quick swipe through email or text, all from the comfort of your couch.
Christmas music fanatics rejoice! Groove into a festive mood with Christmas songs from just about every genre out there. Download the app on your iPad to enjoy a seasonal holiday screen display while you listen.
Angela Robertson is a writer, mother of two and classic rock aficionado. She spends way too much money on sour keys, and when she’s not spinning her records for her kids, she’s blogging about them at Rock ‘n’ Rattle.