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Apps: The five best free Christmas Apps of 2012

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Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but Christmas-themed apps are delightful. Discover all the fun, excitement, and seasonal wonderment in these exciting apps that will have kids and adults cheering all the way through the New Year. Check out these fun holiday apps:

Christmas Apps for Kids

Hungry Santa

Hungry Santa App

Hungry Santa

Santa needs to pile on the pounds before Christmas. Move the device to position Santa in the right place so he can catch yummy treats in his mouth. Santa is not a fan of veggies, so beware of the broccoli. As he gobbles up holiday goodies, Santa gets fatter and fatter. Earn some fatty bonuses by bouncing treats off his jolly belly before he eats them, or eating buffets of treats all in a row. Keep an eye out for the “Crazy Chomp” bonus. This app is holiday hilarity to play or to watch.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hungry-santa/id476208269?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tegtap.hungrysanta

 

 

 

 

Gingerbread Crazy Chef Cookie Maker

Gingerbread Crazy Chef Cookie Maker

Gingerbread Crazy Chef Cookie Maker

Leaving cookies for Santa is a holiday tradition and it just got a whole lot quicker and easier. Gingerbread Crazy Chef is an fun, interactive app that kids and parents can use together to create and “cook” yummy holiday cookies to leave for Santa on Christmas Eve. Choose the ingredients, mix them up, and bake “digital cookies” for Jolly Ol’ St. Nick. No fuss, no mess, and no clean-up. This is a fun and delicious holiday app.

 

 

 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gingerbread-crazy-chef-cookie/id569863692?mt=8

 

 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tabtale.christmasgingerbreadcookiemaker

 

Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift

Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift

Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift

Get festive with this fun holiday game from the creators of Cut the Rope. This holiday twist on a favorite combines elements of physics, many challenging levels, and the bright and appealing visuals of the original app with a fun Christmas feel. Want a special surprise? Just SHAKE your iPhone! It’s easy to feed your little holiday monster Om Nom all the holiday candy he wants! Don’t forget to collect the fun stars as you go along. Cut those ropes, but beware of spiders, spikes, and other dangers. Keeping your Om Nom happy isn’t as easy as it looks!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cut-the-rope-holiday-gift/id406513121?mt=8

 

 

 

Santa's Village

Santa’s Village

Santa’s Village

Even Santa’s village needs an overhaul this season. Help the Jolly Ol’ Elf build a bigger village and help save Christmas from the terrible Grumpkins. Create a toy factory, build homes for Santa’s elves, make toys, teach reindeer how to fly, and get to know your neighbors Yobo and Yeti. Discover special buildings and unlock colorful decorations to make your village brighter and more festive. This is the perfect family app for the holidays.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/santasvillage/id457724319?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.makingfun.santasvillage

 

Snowman Maker Plus

Snowman Maker Plus

Snowman Maker Plus

 If it’s too cold to go outside or you don’t yet have snow, just load this fun app and make your very own snowman. Stay inside and toasty warm, but make your holiday snowman any way you please. Snowman Maker Plus is a fun and creative app for families or for kids.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snowman-maker-plus/id405388005?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sunstorm.android.snowman

 

 

 

 

What are some of your favorite holiday apps?

Lynette Carrington (based out of Gilbert, Arizona) is the Lifestyle Editor of "Arizona Sports & Lifestyle Magazine" and frequent contributor to other local and national lifestyle, entertainment, professional, and business publications across the United States and online. In addition to writing a variety of marketing, creative and website copy, she also serves as publicist for clients in the entertainment industry. Follow her on twitter, @LLCarrington

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