The stockings are hung, the tree is decorated, you’ve gotten all of the best deals on gifts, you’ve reached any travel destinations…finally, time to relax and enjoy time with your loved ones! Here are six holiday apps to help you create and enjoy the spirit of the season.
Fireplace Live HD ($1.99)
Nothing beats an eggnog or hot chocolate by a fire during the winter season. If you you are without a fireplace, Fireplace Live HD brings the warm glow and comforting sounds of a fire to your living room with four high-quality HD video fireplaces.
Christmas Radio (FREE)
Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or sharing a glass of wine your spouse, Christmas Radio has the background music covered! With over 50 unique stations, including North Pole Radio broadcasting directly from the North Pole(!), there is something for every holiday mood.
Sago Mini Forest Flyer (FREE)
In Forest Flyer artist Aaron Leighton’s letter to parents he writes: “Here in Canada the forest is never far away. It’s a magical place, full of interesting creatures, adventures and stories, known best by many kids through their favourite storybook or fable. For Robin the bird, the forest is both her home and playground.” The adventure begins at Robin’s house and continues through an interactive winter wonderland full of discovery and question asking. Created for ages 0-5, but fun for kids a bit older, too!
NORAD Tracks Santa (FREE)
My six-year-old niece started asking three weeks ago whether Santa might forget to come see her. All it took was a reminder of this app to ease her worries. NORAD has been the official Santa tracker since 1955 and is now easily available through your mobile device. The tracking Santa tracking map goes live December 24, where families are able to follow Santa’s progress as he makes his way around the world in a magical 24-hours!
Magic Ink – The Night Before Christmas (FREE)
This classic Christmas Eve story brought to new life in Magic Ink’s colorful and interactive version. Use magic ink to color in your own pages, launch secret animations and sounds, and see if you can’t find the caroling mice!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas ($4.99)
Another favorite Christmas tale now interactive. The best part? You can make your own recording!