21 Festive iPhone Apps for Christmas

With the launch of our beautiful new website, and it being Christmas and all, we felt a roundup was probably in order! I have put together 21 of the most popular and fun Christmas themed apps for you to pick up from the App Store – from games, to helpful day-to-day task apps, there is sure to be something for everyone!

Read on for a selection of useful and fun apps to fill up your iPhone – and welcome to this fun new world if you’ve just received one for Christmas!

iTree

iTree

iTree

iTree is a virtual snowglobe in the palm of your hand. It works all through the year, so you can watch your tree grow from a seedling, but towards Christmas things start changing up a bit. You might get some presents, you might find your tree gone, and a few days later in your living room… who knows? Just like any snow globe, you can shake your iPhone to animate the snow, and rotate it to make the snow fall different directions with realtime physics!

Price: $0.99
Developer: SodaScope
Download: iTunes Store

RedLaser

RedLaser

RedLaser

In this economy, we have to be frugal, and part of being frugal means getting the best deals on just about anything. From a box of cereal to that XBOX 360 game for a Christmas gift, you want to be sure it’s not cheaper somewhere else. That’s where RedLaser comes in. All you have to do is scan the barcode on the item, and wait for RedLaser to show you where around you the item is for sale, how much it costs and where you can get it for cheaper.

Price: $1.99
Developer: Occipital
Download: iTunes Store

How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

This is one of the great Christmas stories of our time, and if you don’t have the book and are marooned at home because of the snow… you don’t have to go to the bookstore! You can just download the book directly to your iPhone and read it aloud to the little ones around you, or let the app read it for you!

Price: $3.99
Developer: Oceanhouse Media
Download: iTunes Store

Christmas Chaos

Christmas Chaos

Christmas Chaos

This is a simple little game in which you have to get the presents into Santa’s Sleigh. There are a few difficulty levels, and it gets pretty challenging, but it is a nice time waster for a dollar.

Price: $0.99
Developer: Key Criteria Games
Download: iTunes Store

Santa Tracker 2009

Santa Tracker 2009

Santa Tracker 2009

As a kid, I remember Christmas Eve looking up at the sky for Santa, and think that every plane, every star was him. Well… times have changed, and now we have Santa Tracking apps for the iPhone so that you can see where he is around the world, and what he is up to. You can even see posts from Santa himself, as well as some of the reindeer!

Price: $0.99
Developer: Talus Media LLC
Download: iTunes Store

Crazy Penguin Christmas

Crazy Penguin Christmas

Crazy Penguin Christmas

This is an awesome little game with over 50 levels, and a ton of different mini-games within it. Basically you have to help save the North Pole by thwarting the evil polar bears and fight to save Santa and his elves! There is a free version as well as a paid version of this app.

Price: $0.99
Developer: Digital Chocolate, Inc.
Download: iTunes Store

Pocket Devil: Xmas Holiday Edition

Pocket Devil: Xmas Holiday Edition

Pocket Devil: Xmas Holiday Edition

Welcome to Hell. In this chapter of Pocket Devil, the Winter Underland is your domain, and you get to be a psycho Santa. Search and Destroy the Mugat2 and participate in a few mini-games like “Mugat2 Slapfest” and “Save-a-Mugat2.” This is a chart-topping app and looks to be well worth the dollar you put in.

Price: $0.99
Developer: Eyedip
Download: iTunes Store

David Archuleta Open Mic

David Archuleta Open Mic

David Archuleta Open Mic – Christmas From The Heart

This makes me laugh… hard. I actually stumbled across this app after seeing it on Attack of the Show’s Around the Web segment, in which the singers are… well.. you’ll see. Apart from that video, the technology is great, and similar to the singing part of Rock Band. Get yourself some eggnog, and have some fun with this one!

Price: $1.99
Developer: Sony Music Entertainment
Download: iTunes Store

Christmas Carols by iChristmas

Christmas Carols by iChristmas

Christmas Carols by iChristmas

Who doesn’t love Christmas Carols? If you don’t have the MP3′s available to stick on your iPhone you can use this handy little app when you are outside freezing your toes off, and it even gives you the lyrics, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting the words!

Price: $0.99
Developer: Light in the Attic Software
Download: iTunes Store

Letters to Santa Gold

Letters to Santa Gold

Letters to Santa Gold

This is a perfect little kid app… you can let them write to Santa what they want, and Santa actually writes back on screen! There isn’t much to it, but the basic principle is going to make your son/daughter smile.

Price: $0.99
Developer: Spank Apps
Download: iTunes Store

Snowy's Christmas Pinball

Snowy's Christmas Pinball

Snowy’s Christmas Pinball

This is a gorgeous looking pinball game, with great graphics, sound effects and a follow-up to the award-winning Monster Pinball. This is one of the premiere pinball apps in the App Store right now, so you are getting your money’s worth when you throw down 3 bucks.

Price: $2.99
Developer: Matmi
Download: iTunes Store

Elf

Elf

Elf

Another game from Matmi, this one is insanely addictive where you grab stars and snowflakes to keep boosting higher and higher into the heavens, and try to beat your highest score. Super smooth gameplay and awesome graphics make this a really fun little game.

Price: $0.99
Developer: Matmi
Download: iTunes Store

Trigger Happy Christmas

Trigger Happy Christmas

Trigger Happy Christmas

This is a funny, gory, violent, and Christmas-themed game all in one! Santa has to control his elves with the aid of Rudolph feeding him ammo for his uzi’s and flamethrowers, because if he doesn’t, well… the eleves are going to ruin Christmas!

Price: $0.99
Developer: Games Faction Ltd
Download: iTunes Store

Christmas Camera

Christmas Camera

Christmas Camera

Kids and parents alike can enjoy this little app during the Christmas season. All you do is take some pictures, bring them into the Christmas Camera app, and add features like snow, beards, santa hats, mistletoe, and all kinds of different goodies!

Price: $0.99
Developer: CocoaTek
Download: iTunes Store

Amateur Surgeon Christmas Edition

Amateur Surgeon Christmas Edition

Amateur Surgeon Christmas Edition

Ahh, you can always count on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim for something as awesome as this. You get the chance to put Santa and his reindeer back together from being brutally mutilated with nothing more than wrapping paper, tape and good will toward men! Have fun!

Price: Free!
Developer: Adult Swim
Download: iTunes Store

Christmas With Weezer

Christmas With Weezer

Christmas With Weezer

Some of my favorite games on my iPhone are from Tapulous. I love Tap Tap Revenge, and if you do too, you are going to want to pick up Christmas With Weezer. It’s the Christmas themed pack from Tap Tap Revenge, with the same style and just as much awesomenes… but just a little bit more holiday cheer.

Price: $4.99
Developer: Tapulous
Download: iTunes Store

Snocator

Snocator

Snocator

If you are a snowboarder, or you are going up for the first time, you should probably check the conditions first. Well if you don’t have a laptop on you, that could prove to be a little difficult. No matter, you can use the Snocator app to check conditions, preview web cameras and broswse trails.

Price: $0.99
Developer: Useful Networks, Inc.
Download: iTunes Store

Crazy Snowboard

Crazy Snowboard

Crazy Snowboard

Again, if you are a snowboarder, this is an app for you. There are 30 missions to complete, awesome 3D graphics, and 16 in-air tricks to perform, and that isn’t even the start of what is in this game! This is a must-have for a snowboarder longing to get back onto the mountain.

Price: $2.99
Developer: Ezone
Download: iTunes Store

The Most Addictive Game

The Most Addictive Game

The Most Addictive Game – Christmas Edition

Seriously, they aren’t lying. I downloaded this one to see what it was about.. and I didn’t put it down for an hour. All you have to do is keep your box from touching the other shapes, and inside the screen. Sounds easy enough, right? Wrong.

Price: Free
Developer: Charles Jamerlan
Download: iTunes Store

2001 Gift Ideas

2001 Gift Ideas

2001 Gift Ideas

This one is for the brainless gift shopper who has to buy gifts for the coworkers, neices, nephews, aunts, uncles, and has no idea what they might like. This app has it all, and can probably help you out in a bind.

Price: $0.99
Developer: More Blu Sky
Download: iTunes Store

Christmas Sudoku

Christmas Sudoku

Christmas Sudoku

There’s no denying it, people love Sudoku. It’s time consuming, it’s difficult and it’s insanely addicting. To tell the truth, I don’t understand it… but I know a lot of you like it. So go nuts!

Price: $1.99
Developer: 99Games Online Private Limited
Download: iTunes Store

Conclusion

I hope you all enjoyed this roundup of sorts, I will be back in the coming weeks with more goodies to fill your iPhone hard drives up with. I hope that you made out well this Christmas, maybe got some iTunes gift cards, or even a new iPhone!

Anyway, I am going to enjoy the rest of my Christmas dinner, eat some roast beast (kudos to you if you got the Grinch reference), and have myself a merry little Christmas.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!


  • http://joshboulton.co.uk Josh

    I have to say the Redlaser one is by far one of the coolest apps, but the others look a little useless.

    Oh well, a pretty good round up – thanks!

  • http://creativemedia2.com Connor Crosby

    That RedLaser app is pretty neat! I wish I had an iPhone (I have an iPod Touch) so I could take pics.

  • http://www.vgreano.com Victor G.

    Alright….just discovered this site on twitter…I can’t wait for the great reviews!

    I noticed DoodleJump with the hidden xmas easter egg was missing…I guess not a festive app, but still cool once you unlock it!

  • Sze Kiat Ng

    Great round up! I think RedLaser looks really useful. Not just for Xmas! It would
    also be hood if in-app screenshots ate included in future reviews. :)

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  • http://www.martinvaresio.com.ar Orfebre

    Noticed DoodleJump with the hidden xmas easter egg was missing!!!!

  • http://www.gourmetpixel.co.uk Darren Lynch

    Our Christmas app just reached number 27 in the UK charts! Higher than Angry Birds lite.
    Check it out here: http://bit.ly/christmas_iPhone

  • http://iApps4free.com Nick

    Hey, I found a mobile web portal at http://iApps4free.com with fun games to feel Christmas spirit.
    There are for instance a christmas pics puzzle with magical pics and a fun tic tac toe “Santa vs. Deer”.
    And there are also plenty of other web apps and games for iPhone.

    I enjoyed it so, I wanted to share ;-)

  • Trippy

    Don’t know how you missed the Super Dance Elf app – its as much fun as that web elf site (which doesn’t work on the iphone) snap a few pics of your freinds and put their faces on dancing elves
    hey don’t believe me check it out yourself
    http://acmemobileproducts.com/superdancechristmas/

  • http://bit.ly/hoBY7V Tharheeb

    March your clicks to http://www.tharheeb.wordpress.com for more exciting iPhone Application

  • http://Www.jaypeesoftworks.com Jaypee Softworks

    Try our holiday countdown app for kids – Holiday 3-2-1. Countdown the seconds to Christmas and other major holidays with interactive activities!

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/holiday321/id386527947?mt=8#%22

  • http://www.touchwebag.com Tharheeb

    Now you too can gift like Santa in iPhone with http://www.nirthpoleexpressapp.com

  • http://notioninmotion.com Albert Zhang

    Seasonal version of the famous Crazy Coin iPhone Game for kids, please consider also this:

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crazy-coin-christmas/id407704668?mt=8

    30 new levels specifically designed for the holiday season! Santa Claus, reindeer, Christmas trees, gifts, shiny lights, the snow man, and many many more! Perfects for kids to play while counting down Christmas and the new years eve!

  • http://itunes.apple.com/es/app/facecard-christmas-edition/id407996989?mt=8 Monkeybay

    Check out Facecard, a new iphone app to send christmas cards to your friends. You can take a photo (or library or facebook import) and put seasonal stickers into it, the best thing is that it automatically detects faces and put the items in place.

    The results are so funny and well designed.

    Check out it here:
    http://itunes.apple.com/es/app/facecard-christmas-edition/id407996989?mt=8

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  • http://www.punkyduck.com Lee Debnam

    If you’re featuring Christmas Chaos you should feature the direct opposite, Evil Elf where you have to steal the Christmas Presents.

    Both very good!

    http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/evil-elf-present-heist/id409409422?mt=8

  • http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/santas-christmas-village/id329914940?mt=8 Samuel DenHartog

    Santa’s Christmas Village (17-in-1) from EnsenaSoft has just been made available on the App Store! This exciting new version of the game, which previously was rated #1 “Best Santa Game” by Apple iTunes in 2009, includes an incredible 17 entertaining and fun games that will get you into the Christmas spirit no matter what the time of year! Santa’s Christmas Village’s hand drawn computer painted graphics, original seasonal folk music, classic Christmas tunes (over 25 songs included!), and classic original games encourages your entire family to participate in the fun.

    Santa’s Christmas Village 17-in-1 is Available on the App Store here:
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/santas-christmas-village/id329914940?mt=8

  • Santa F.

    One more Christmas app to have fun with – CuteShot. You can make your own postcards using awesome templates and send them by email or via twitter or facebook.

    Both free and paid versions on AppStore already.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cuteshot/id406167793?mt=8
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cuteshot-free/id406348998?mt=8

  • http://www.optimehome.com machine a coudre

    I’d have to check with you here. Which is not something I usually do! I enjoy reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment! tradition 2273 | inspiration 4210

  • http://www.china-clothing-manufacturer.com/ clothing manufacturer

    a new iphone app to send christmas cards to your friends. You can take a photo (or library or facebook import) and put seasonal stickers into it, the best thing is that it automatically detects faces and put the items in place.

  • lily

    Letters for Santa! A new christmas story from the app store, full of lovely surprises. It will keep your child entertained for hours. It’s a fun and interactive app, which allows your child to write a letter to Santa and get an instant response straight from the North Pole. Worth every penny!

    http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/letters-for-santa/id475754551?mt=8

  • enrica

    The Holiday season is here and it’s time to send Christmas cards to family and friends so….customize your photos with original Christmas icons!!

    Christmas e-cards is now available on AppStore!

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app//id482019086?mt=8

  • http://www.beadjewelryblog.com Laura

    I just grabbed the “Santa Scan-O-Meter” app from itunes. It’s a 3-in-1 Christmas app with a “Naughty or Nice” meter that you control (no random!), a “Santa Watching” light and a Christmas day/hour/minute countdown. I like getting one app to do multiple things, My kids love it and have actually asked to be “scanned”!

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/santa-scan-o-meter-pro/id482464457?mt=8

  • Kevin

    You forgot our, Underground Pixel’s, new game, Holiday Havoc! It’s only 99 cents for retro Christmas fun! 3 chiptune tracks, great pixel art, power-ups, Game Center leaderboards and achievements, and a ton more!

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/holiday-havoc/id477751829?mt=8

  • http://www.astonbond.co.uk/ Solicitors Slough

    I wish I had more time to read all of your posts!

  • Invincible Frog

    Try our – Letter To Santa. Its unique features (not found in other similar apps) make it very useful for the whole family. You can get it here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/letter-to-santa/id485677103#

    Merry Christmas everyone

  • http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/santas-games/id478289585?ls=1&mt=8 Nick

    Check this very cute christmas game too: SANTA’S GAMES. And it’s free!!!
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/santas-games/id478289585?ls=1&mt=8

  • http://creiapp.blogspot.com/ CreiApp

    How about building up a beautiful X’mas tree with iPad / iPhone. Good for both adults and children.
    It’s free:
    http://itunes.apple.com/app/make-a-xtree/id483089635?l=en&mt=8

  • Santa Claus

    Great list! If you want a fun & festive colorful app that can help kids learn colors and numbers check out “Light Up The Tree!” or “Light Up The Tree! Free!”

    It’s also fun for all ages, especially if you like Christmas & the holiday season. This game is filled with holiday joy!

    Full version: ­http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/light-up­-the-tree!/id482715448?ls=1&mt=8

    Free version: ­http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/light-up­-the-tree!-free!/id484984418?ls=1&m­t=8

  • http://clevergenius.com Clever Genius

    Don’t forget the favorite holiday classic poem, Twas the Night Before Christmas. Our new app features written and illustrated content from the original 1912 book version of the poem, voice narration, beautifully composed music, and full English and Spanish translations.

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twas-night-before-christmas/id488067394?ls=1&mt=8

  • iPhone Gamer

    I have been playing Xmas Blox. It is a fun, challenging match 3. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/xmas-blox/id488536198?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

  • http://www.Crafts-Factory.com/ Crafts Factory

    The Holiday season is here and it’s time to send Christmas cards to family and friends so….customize your photos with original Christmas icons!!

    Christmas e-cards is now available on AppStore!

  • William Inzori

    Check out XmasTouch for iphone and ipad. It’s great for making funny Christmas cards with pictures from your phone. Over 50 real like objects to change your photos.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/christmas-photo-booth-studio/id580515311?mt=8

  • http://mawsmedia.wordpress.com maws

    Hompimplay recently launched Jolly Jingle. A sing-along Christmas App designed for Kids to easily learn Christmas Carols in a fun & interactive style.
    Check the App in the App Store. https://itunes.apple.com/app/id563300739

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