Last week, our editors focused on apps that would help make the hectic holidays more manageable. With nearly a week to go, our editors began to focus on the coming holiday in a different light. From the mayhem to the merry, here’s our list of apps to help bring about some holiday cheer! Happy Holidays!
1. Experience A Charlie Brown Christmas in an entirely new way with this application. The interactive storybook opens with the original dialogue and voice of Charlie Brown. Fun games and activities are also included, with a special Christmas caroling experience with the Peanuts gang! It’s available in the iTunes store and for Android users, but is on the expensive side, available for $4.99 for a limited time.
2. Norad’s Santa Tracker is the official mobile app of the NORAD Tracks Santa program. Watch the days countdown to Santa’s flight, follow Santa’s progress on December 24th, play “Elf Toss” to help Santa’s elves deliver presents, and learn about NORAD and its mission. It is available in both the iTunes store and for Android users.
3. Santa’s Big Helper is actually nine different applications rolled into one! Available for just $.99, this app is perfect for the entire family. It’s built-in Santa Tracker allows the little one’s to view Santa’s global position. It also includes an “Elf Cam” as well as Elf updates, a Christmas Countdown, “emails to Santa”, and a nice/naughty list for Mom and Dad. Available in the iTunes store for the iPad and iPhone.
4. For our Jewish friends, the iGevalt Dreidel Simulator is a modern way of playing the ancient game. With a simple swipe, send the dreidel spinning. When the spin finishes, a message appears explaining what you got and its meaning. Happy Chanukah! It’s available in the iTunes store and for Android users for $.99.