The festive season has finally arrived and these top Christmas apps will make sure you’re fully prepared. Whether you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas, something to help you budget or a way to keep the kids entertained, you’ll find an app for everything.
All of these apps are super simple to use. Simply download the app to your phone and you’re good to go. Once downloaded, the app might ask for permission to access your location and send you notifications. You can find out more about why they need this in our location permissions guide.
Read on to find out more about our favorite Christmas apps for Android and iOS.
Christmas Gift List App
Get organised and stay on budget this holiday with this free Christmas app that helps you manage your festive spending. Boasting a whopping 500,000 downloads, this easy-to-use app helps your track your budget, see who you’ve bought for and what you still need to get. It even lets you tick off the list which presents are wrapped and under the tree.
If you’re keen to spread the cost of Christmas, you can use the app throughout the year and record what you’ve got as you go. That way there’s no nasty surprises come December! Not only is this app great for helping you manage your spending, but you can also use it to make sure you’ve spent the same on everyone, and not left anyone out by mistake!
To download it for free, head to the Google Play Store.
Christmas Wallpaper UK
With more than 100,000 downloads, this colorful Christmas app lets you customise your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop with fantastic festive images in full HD or 4K.
Customize your home screen and lock screen with awesome high quality graphics, ranging from cartoon Santas and Christmas trees to vintage snowy and candle lit scenes. There’s plenty to choose from! What’s more, this sackful of Christmas and festive images is totally free on Android.
Ultimate Christmas App 2022
This awesome Christmas app is sure to make the holiday season a whole lot of fun. Find out what Santa is up to every day of the year with the Santa Tracker feature, test your Christmas knowledge with fun themed quizzes, and start your Christmas countdown in days, minutes and seconds until Christmas 2022.
Designed for iPad and iPhone, it lets you keep track of your Christmas wish list and share it with friends and family. Plus you get gifts of the day, from fun jokes and riddles, to poems, quotes and funny pictures. Like the sound of it? You can download it for free here.
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Download the free app and you can access all your saved offers on the go. Plus you can make the most of the app’s clever location-based technology which shows you all the best deals in your local area. Using special geofencing technology, this clever app can even send you a notification if there’s a great day nearby while you’re out shopping..
PNP Portable North Pole
Hailed as the app of all Christmas apps, Portable North Pole is one of the most realistic Santa apps you can get. Watch your little one’s face light up as they get their own personalized video call from Santa Claus himself! All you have to do is fill in some quick snippets about your child and voila! It creates a fantastic ultra realistic video. The app lets you record their reaction in real time, plus there’s a family option where Santa can speak to a group.
Perfect for encouraging good behaviour, this top rated Christmas app is featured in the BBC, Good Housekeeping, The Independent and many more. The 2022 version comes with 4 free trial videos, 18 premium videos and calls and a Christmas Eve video right from Santa’s sleigh.
Christmas Gift List Organizer
If you’re looking for a Christmas gift planner and budgeting app in one then look no further. Christmas Gift List Organizer lets you create gift lists and assign them by name, budget a fun festive icon. You can easily add items to lists and edit name, price or any other notes.
Easily mark the status of your gifts, such as bought or wrapped. And check the shopping tab to see what you still need to buy. There’s also a simple stats screen to show you all your gift stats in one easy to see screen.
Elf Yourself Christmas App
One of our favorite Christmas apps, Elf Yourself app lets you upload faces of yourself and your friends onto videos of hilarious dancing elves. Star in an array of personalised Christmas videos with the option to share the video to your social media or save it as a personalised film.
One of the most popular Christmas apps around, it comes complete with great new dances and features for Christmas 2022. The app is free to try with the option to buy videos individually or upgrade to a season pass to access all content and remove ads for 12 months.
Christmas Countdown App
Boasting 7,000 5-star ratings, this fun Christmas app helps you stay updated with the number of days, hours, minutes, seconds and even heartbeats until Christmas. Your little ones will love it!
It offers numerous time modes, and you can choose a number of cool Christmas characters to keep you company while watching the countdown, whether it’s Santa, a dancing Christmas tree, a quirky snowman or Rudolph the reindeer. Listen to Christmas songs in the app and share your countdown with family, friends and all your favorite social media accounts.
Christmas Gift List Tracker
This handy Christmas list organiser helps you keep track of all your holiday gifts ideas and purchases. Perfect if you’re buying for lots of family and friends, it lets you easily create gift lists for everyone on your list.
Additionally, you can keep track of gift ideas and buys, add a budget and track your overall spending. It has various graphs for easy tracking, plus you can share you lists and collaborate with others in real time. If you need to keep certain gifts a secret, simply mark them as private and the app will protect with a passcode.
Christmas Santa Tracker 2022
This free app is a Santa Tracker for your phone complete with a countdown timer and Christmas music. Download the app to keep track of how many sleeps there are until Christmas while the app plays festive music for the ultimate in holiday cheer. Our favorite feature is the app’s ability to track Santa and find out exactly where he is in the world. Simple press the Santa tracker button and the app will display his location on the map!
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