Christmas is just around the corner! Are you ready? From entertainment, to shopping, music and ringtones and wallpaper, yes there is an app for that. To help you get the most out of your Android this holiday season, I’ve compiled 20+ of the best apps to enhance and simplify your holiday season. All apps are linked directly to AppBrain for your convenience. Enjoy!
Talking Santa Free (entertainment) 4.35 stars, 12k ratings – Similar to Talking Tom, Talking Santa Free repeats what you say, while allowing you to poke, slap or tickle him. You can shake your phone, touch his bag to see gifts and even give him milk & cookies. Sharing options include sending customized cards via email and Facebook and recording your videos, then uploading them to YouTube and Facebook.
Bubble Blast Holiday (puzzle game) 4.71 stars, 1598 ratings – Bubble Blast Holiday is a fun puzzle game that offers two game modes, a 300 level puzzle mode or arcade mode. You burst Christmas characters to trigger a chain reaction to eliminate them.
Christmas Puzzle (puzzle game) 5 stars, 2 ratings – What is Christmas without a few puzzles? Christmas Puzzle is a sliding puzzle game that offers 25 puzzles from holiday photos. Upon completion of a puzzle, you get cool facts.
City Jump with Christmas Mode (action game) 4.35 stars, 14k ratings – Like NinJump, with City Jump you tap the screen to jump while killing enemies and avoiding hurdles along the way. You can switch between the original city view and Christmas View.
Angry Birds Seasons (physics game) 4.60 stars, 30k ratings – If you haven’t yet played Angry Birds, you’ve been missing out. This physics-based game lets you launch your army of skilled birds at those awful pigs. Angry Bird Seasons gives you more levels of slingshot action with the snow-filled winter wonderland.
Christmas Advent Calendar 2010 (calendar with apps) 4.26 stars, 194 ratings – This creative app lets you countdown the days for Christmas with a twist. You get a free app each day as you countdown and they’ve chosen some of the best.
A Card for That…Christmas (photo effects) 4.83 stars, 6 ratings – This app is useful to make some creative Christmas photos. You choose a card template, add your greeting and share your card via email, as a picture message, Twitter or Facebook. Use your own pictures or take a new one with the snapthrough themes.
Music and Ringtones
Christmas Ringtones (ringtones) 4.48 stars, 376 ratings – Pretty simple and straight forward. This will give you access to a large assortment of ringtones.
Christmas Ringtones 2 (ringtones) 4.60 stars, 233 ratings – This app provides even more ringtones.
Pandora Radio (streaming music) 4.57 stars, 302k ratings – The best way I’ve found to listen to Christmas music is from one of the best music streaming apps ever. Use Pandora Radio to build a playlist based on one of your favorite Christmas songs.
TuneIn Radio (streaming radio) 4.56 stars, 29k ratings – I’ve found no better streaming radio app than TuneIn Radio. You’ll find countless local and national radio channels to find and enjoy all your favorite Christmas music and programs.
Waitrose Christmas (recipes) 4.49 stars, 124 ratings – Waitrose provides recipes, seasonal food ideas, gift inspiration, cooking tools and planners to get your Christmas organized.
Shopping Lists Manager (shopping) 4.25 stars, 76 ratings – If you’re going to go Christmas shopping, you need to get your list together. Shopping Lists Manager lets you create, edit, sort and merge shopping lists. As you purchase the items, you click to mark “Got it.”
Gift List Manager Free (shopping) 4.14 stars, 22 ratings -Similar to Shopping Lists Manager, Gift Lists Manager lets you create Christmas lists and lists for any holiday. You can organize the gift recipients by group, specify how much you want to spend and even password protect it to keep them honest.
Price Compare (shopping) 4.66 stars, 32 ratings – Once you have your list ready, it’s time to go shopping.Of course, you want to get the best deal. This is where Price Compare comes into play. You can compare multiple items, viewing the details to determine the best deal, while calculating the sale price with discounts.
Groupon (shopping) 4.15 stars, 3k ratings – Groupon is an amazing way to get a significant savings on gifts, trips or events in your local area.
LivingSocial (shopping) 3.96 stars, 412 ratings – Much like Groupon, Living Social gives you the best daily deals in your city. To redeem, you simply show the cashier your proof of purchase from your app.
Hot Deals (shopping) 4.30 stars, 212 ratings – Hot Deals gives you all the best deals on the net. You can search deals by category, share the deals and buy items directly from the app.
Winter Dream Live Wallpaper (live wallpaper) 4.04 stars, 793 ratings
Christmas Tree Live Wallpaper (live wallpaper) 4.13 stars, 5465 ratings
Snowflake Wallpapers (wallpapers) 4.41 stars, 82 ratings