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Best Christmas apps to get into the festive spirit

Family at Christmas

Love it or hate it, Christmas has crept up on us for another year! Whether you’re already feeling jolly or need a little help embracing the cheer, we’ve pulled together some of the best Christmas apps around to get you and your little ones into the festive spirit.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Download: Android, iOS

Perfect bedtime reading for your little elves, join the Peanuts gang on their heart-warming adventure to discover the true meaning of Christmas. This interactive storybook is narrated by Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown, and features soundtracks from the show, as well as all-new illustrations and animation that bring the festive tale to life. Decorate your very own Charlie Brown Christmas Tree, tap objects to bring them to life, improve your musical skills and more!

Portable North Pole

Portable North Pole

Download: Android, iOS

Make Christmas unforgettable this year with Portable North Pole. The hugely successful app is back for another year with even more videos and features to keep your little ones believing in Santa. Watch a host of personalised videos straight from the North Pole with the ability to upload photos, gift ideas, names and more. You can even record your child’s reaction the first time they see Santa, so you can relive it for years to come! The app also features a Kids Corner that has a range of exclusive games and activities to do.

Sleeps to Christmas 2

Sleeps to Christmas 2

Download: iOS

Countdown to Christmas with the second instalment of the popular app, Sleeps to Christmas. With new and improved animation, a cast of Christmas characters will help you count down the days until the 25th to the very second! From Santa to snowmen, elves to gingerbread men, there’s no better way to get into the festive spirit this season. The app also features all your favourite Christmas carols to enjoy while you wait for the Big Day, including Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

A Call From Santa!

A Call from Santa!

Download: Android, iOS

Keep the magic of Christmas alive for your kids with A Call from Santa! Encourage good behaviour all year round with personalised phone calls from Saint Nick himself or give his voicemail a ring. Your little ones can leave a message to ask Santa for what they want for Christmas, as well send him a text message which he will instantly reply to! You can also check what the weather is like in the North Pole, track Santa’s movements, hear how many days are left until Christmas and more.

Christmas Sweeper 3

Christmas Sweeper 3

Download: Android, iOS

A festive take on the classic match game, Christmas Sweeper is back again for the third time! From snowflakes to baubles, the game is chock full of seasonal icons to match for rewards. Match three to clear them and four or five for special power bombs and power-ups. With an incredible 750 levels to work through and no lives to lose, you can play Christmas Sweeper to your heart’s content. Share your score with your friends on Facebook and invite them to join in the festive fun!