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Top family friendly Christmas apps


A round up of some fun and festive apps for the whole family to enjoy

Christmas is just around the corner, so we’ve rounded up some fun and festive apps that you and the kids can get stuck into whilst waiting for Santa to drop down your chimney.


Christmas Countdown!

This app keeps you updated on exactly how much longer you have to wait until Christmas dinner is served.

Rather than just counting down in days, you can choose between multiple time-modes such as how many hours, minutes, seconds and even heartbeats you have left to wait.

You can also pick from a range of cute characters to keep you company whilst watching the countdown, including a snowman, a Christmas tree, a reindeer, a festive skater and Santa Claus himself. Meanwhile, there are plenty of Christmas songs on the app to keep you entertained as you watch the time creep closer.

You can get Christmas Countdown on the App Store.


Elf Yourself

It’s finally acceptable to download everyone’s favourite festive time-waster again. Elf Yourself is probably the most downloaded app of the holiday season, allowing you to turn yourself into an elf and ​play the starring role in​ ​a series of ​personalised dance videos​.

It’s easy to use, too – ​​simply upload up to five photos of friends​ and ​family from ​Facebook​ or your camera roll​, then select your favourite dance style and the app will automatically generate your very own Elf Yourself video. Once ready, you can share it to all of your social media channels and give your friends and family a good Christmas chuckle.

Elf Yourself can be downloaded from the App Store and the Play Store.


Message from Santa

If you’ve got little ones, you can make their Christmas extra special this year by requesting a free personalised phone call or video message from Santa!

The app offers several amazing features, such as three different video messages for the kids, a special phone call where Father Christmas will address your child by name, and the opportunity for them to record their own voicemail message that includes their Christmas lists.

There’s also a Santa Tracker feature, where you can find out what Santa is doing right now and check the current weather forecast for the North Pole.

Grab the Message from Santa app for yourself from the App Store and the Play Store.


Christmas Pics Quiz Game

If you’re a fan of guessing games, you need to download Christmas Pics Quiz Game.

The app contains a variety of Yuletide quizzes, such as guessing the pictures and emojis that appear on your screen. For every day you open the app, you’ll receive a free Christmas present in the form of a brand new quiz to keep you occupied until the 25th.

The Christmas Pics Quiz Game is available to download from the App Store.

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