Whether you celebrate Christmas, a different religious holiday, or simply the modern mercantile experience, there are lots of apps and games to help get you into the holiday spirit. From apps that can help you manage your gift lists better to finding deals to games you can enjoy with friends and loved ones, there's something for everyone. Here are my current favorite iPhone and iPad apps to help celebrate this holiday season...
It's Christmas Eve! And in the mass craziness that comes with the holidays, sometimes a nice break with a good app, game, or book is what you need. That's where iMore is here to help! We've rounded up some of our favorite Holiday apps and games for you to enjoy during the holidays and your time off work and school.
To see what we picked, follow along after the break!
Santa Rockstar is a Guitar Hero-style game featuring rock 'n roll versions of popular Christmas songs and Santa Clause. You must help Santa deliver presents in the Merry Christmas Stage sled by touring around the world with the Reindeer Band. If you like Guitar Hero and Tap Tap Revolution type games, rock music, and Santa Clause, then Santa Rockstar is a must-have.
If you've got an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you and yours can keep an eye on Santa, and track his progress as he delivers presents to boys and girls around the world, then you're in luck -- Google Earth for iOS has a special Follow Santa tour ready and waiting. Simply swipe up from the bottom to open the tour tab, tap the Santa button, and watch him go!
The extremely popular iPhone and iPad game Doodle Jump as been updated with 5 new Christmas outfits, each of which comes with its own special ability. These outfits can be purchased in the Doodle Jump store for varying amounts of coins. Coins can collected in presents during gameplay or bought as in-app purchases.
Shopping for gifts for friends and family for the Holidays is hard work because not only is it time consuming, but finding gifts that aren't boring or lame is quite a challenge -- that's where Sesame come's in.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is one of the most popular classic Christmas stories and now you can enjoy it on your iPhone and iPad thanks to Oceanhouse Media. It includes custom music, background audio, enlarged artwork for each scene, and authentic audio clips from the timeless 1964 TV special.
A Charlie Brown Christmas -- one of the most classic Christmas stories -- is available for the iPhone and iPad as an interactive story. Just like It's The Great Pumpkin, A Charlie Brown Christmas is extremely well made, fun, and engaging for kids and adults alike. You must help Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they try to find the true meaning of Christmas.
Holiday Time Machine is fun little app that includes over 2,500 Holiday videos from 1898 to 2012. That's over a century of history! You get to browse by year and choose from 1-60 different videos for each year. The types of videos include famous scenes from television shows, commercials, trailers, and even sometimes entire motion pictures (for the older videos).
The Holidays are in full swing which means its time to start adding some of that Holiday cheer to your iPhone and iPad in the form of fun Christmas games and apps! DreamWorks Dash n Drop one great such game. Dash n Drop is a "one tap" arcade game (similar to Tiny Wings) based off the new DreamWorks animation Rise of the Guardians where you must help Santa deliver gifts while collecting elves and coins and avoiding evil Nightmare creatures.