Most of these Christmas-themed iPhone apps are free. For the ones that aren’t, I was most likely given a promo code for them or I got them when they were free. I’m not saying you’re going to like them all, I sure don’t. But, they do make for good conversation pieces at the awkward holiday party.
(Click on any of the app icons to be taken directly to that app in iTunes)
Toca Hair Salon – Christmas Gift (interactive app) (free)
This one can be fun for the kids or maybe for you, if you ever wanted to try your hand at being a beautician. See how awesome I made Santa Claus look? I’m sure he’ll be back for more…
moreNoel (camera) (free)
This is a very simple camera app with just a few features to spruce up your holiday pictures. I use it sometimes to make my pictures look “dream-like”, such as this one:
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (story app) ($)
If you have kids around, this is a great story app to have. It’ll give them something to do in the car on the way to Grandma’s house. You can pair it with the Grinch Camera App:
Dr. Seuss Camera – The Grinch Edition (camera) ($)
Pure entertainment. Take pictures of unsuspecting party-goers. You can do things like this:
Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift (game) (free)
Cut the Rope is a cute, challenging game. The goal is to feed Om Nom (the green, booger-like thing) candy. Takes some strategic thinking.
Christmas Wallpapers & Backgrounds with Xmas Glow Effects (entertainment) (free)
So, if you’re into this sort of thing, you’ll like the option of picking from a seemingly endless amount of backgrounds for your iPhone or iPad.
Christmas Shareable Book – Wacky Version – The Coolest Interactive Story Greeting Book (entertainment) (free)
This app is ridiculous. It’s the epitome of cheesy apps. I think you can send greetings to people from it but I don’t really know. I didn’t get that far.
Cityville Holiday Town (entertainment) (free)
If you like those interactive community-building ‘Ville games, this app is for you. My six year old really digs it.
Jingle All The Way (interactive/book) (free)
Very cute, quality app from Hallmark. Fun for the kids. It has a story and other interactive features.
123 Sticker: Free Musical Sticker Book (Christmas Edition) (interactive) (free)
Another one for the kids. It’s a sticker book. You can take the “stickers” and decorate the scenes. The app comes with six scenes, two of them are winter-related. You only get the Christmas tree scene for free, pay for the rest. Eh…
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (book) ($)
A classic. This interactive book is narrated and if you tap on the characters, you will hear the original voices from the claymation tv special.
*Click here for Christmas iPhone Apps Part 2!