Best apps and games to celebrate the holiday season: Gifts HD 2, Cut the Rope, Angry Birds, and more!

The best iPhone and iPad apps and games to help you enjoy and celebrate the holiday season!

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...

Gifts HD 2

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Best apps and games to celebrate the holiday season: Gifts HD 2

If you've got a lot of people to buy for this holiday season, Gifts HD 2 can help keep you organized and on budget. Just create lists, add people to them, set budgets, and go. You can mark things off as you buy them, delete items, and add ideas just in case you can't find something else you're looking for. For people that can't ever seem to think of things to get people, Gifts HD 2 is a great way to jot down ideas as you have them so you don't have to waste a bunch of time later wandering around looking for something.

If you want to stay on budget with gift giving and need a way to keep ideas organized, get Gifts HD 2.


Best apps and games to celebrate the holiday season: Zoomingo

Zoomingo is for those of us that like to shop locally and not online. Since we're getting down to the wire now, it's probably your only option if you're still looking for gifts. Zoomingo can present you coupons, ads, and more based on what's around you and what your personal shopping habits are. Just tell it what stores and merchants interest you and Zoomingo takes care of the rest.

If you're a local shopper or in a bind to find a gift last minute, check out Zoomingo.

Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift

Best apps and games to celebrate the holiday season: Cut the Rope holiday gift

Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift is a seasonal game that's fun for kids and adults alike. If you've ever played any of the original Cut the Rope games, it's much the same. You help the little green monster Om Nom get his candy fix. In this edition, everything is holiday themed and you can shoot candy out of teleporting Christmas stockings, catch Om Nom putting on reindeer antlers, and more.

For a holiday brain teaser that's fun for all ages, check out Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift.

Angry Birds Seasons

Best apps and games to celebrate the holiday season: Angry Birds Seasons

Another fun holiday themed game is Angry Birds Seasons. Choose the holiday theme and have fun smashing birds into pigs wearing winter parkas. Angry Birds Seasons is typically updated every time a new season rolls around too so one purchase gets you seasonal holiday fun over and over again.

If you want a holiday game that's like new every time a new season rolls around, check out Angry Birds seasons.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Best apps and games to celebrate the holiday season: A Charlie Brown Christmas

If you've got small children, A Charlie Brown Christmas is a must. Not only has it been completely recreated for the iPhone and iPad, the narration is great for smaller children who can't read yet and it's completely interactive. Hey, you can even play Linus and Lucy on the piano along with your favorite Peanuts characters. Perhaps it's a must have even for adults who want to remember their childhood too?

Whether you didn't catch A Charlie Brown Christmas on TV or want to keep the kids entertained, A Charlie Brown Christmas for iPhone and iPad brings an old classic to life.

Your picks?

These are our picks when it comes to finding apps to help celebrate the holiday season but as always, we want to know yours too! Let us know what you've downloaded on your iPhone and iPad to help you and yours make the most of the holiday!

Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.