Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Top 25 Free Christmas Apps For Kids!

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Buckle your seatbelts. It’s less than two weeks til Christmas and it’s about to get crazy. So when you need a break (or for the kids to have one), here are some good free Christmas apps to make everybody happy.



Several of these apps have in-app purchases and/or ads. I tried to make sure that they all had enough free content to make it worth your while to take a look. Merry Christmas, y’all!

Top 25 Free Christmas Apps:

Toca hair1. Toca Hair Salon Christmas Gift: My kids love the Toca Hair Salon apps, so they were thrilled to see one that offers both Santa and a Christmas tree to groom.

iPad/iPhone - no ads or in-app purchases
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Screen Shot 2013-12-16 at 8.48.58 AM2. Bible for Kids: Currently one of the top free apps for kids in the App Store. The most recent version has 2,692 ratings with an average of five stars!

iPad/iPhone - no ads or in-app purchases
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Elf dance3. Elf Dance by JibJab: If you’ve ever tried JibJab you know that it is good, silly fun. Elf Dance will not disappoint.

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4. My Charlie Brown Christmas Tree: There’s enough free content on here to let you decorate a pretty cute little Christmas tree.  There are in-app purchases for more ornaments, etc., but I didn’t need them because my Charlie Brown tree already looked better than the one in my living room.


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Screen Shot 2013-12-16 at 10.19.27 AM5. The Night Before Christmas: This cherished classic is brilliantly recreated in a charming, contemporary way that captures all the enchantment and “joyful good cheer” of Saint Nick’s annual visit.

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Screen Shot 2013-12-16 at 9.08.33 AM6. Christmas Toddler: Educational Games: Helps teach younger app users about shapes, colors, numbers and other basic concepts in a nice winter theme.

iPad/iPhone - no ads or in-app purchases
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Screen Shot 2013-12-16 at 9.09.44 AM7Christmas Eve: Must-download storybook about a a brother and sister who set out to prove to their mother that Santa really does exist.

iPad/iPhone - no ads or in-app purchases
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8. Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles 123: Nice-looking app with eight Christmas-scene jigsaw puzzles at five difficulty levels each.

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Screen Shot 2013-12-16 at 9.17.36 AM9. Wombi Christmas Toys: It’s almost Christmas and Santa needs help in his workshop. Christmas decorations, Christmas trees and Christmas presents must be ready! Polish, build and decorate!

iPad/iPhone - no-in app purchases
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Racing santa10.Racing Santa(by Top Free Games): Help Santa go in this physics based slide and fly game. Go as fast as you can to escape the little monsters (who look like little grinches to me).

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11. Become Santa Claus in 24 Days: Santa Claus trains your child through 24 mini games at the end of which they will be awarded with a Santa Claus Diploma.

iPad/iPhone - no in-app purchases
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Cp12. Christmas Piano with Free Songs (Better Day Wireless): Get ready for some caroling with this app.  Play and sing along with the real keyboard on your screen.

iPad/iPhone - no in-app purchases
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Screen Shot 2013-12-16 at 9.29.10 AM13. Elf Yourself: The annual holiday tradition allows you to “elf” yourself and your friends or family to become the star of a personalized video featuring your photos on holiday dancing elves.

iPad/iPhone - first song is free, rest are in-apps
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Screen Shot 2013-12-16 at 9.48.59 AM14. 14 Days of Disney: From the Dec. 14 until 25, Disney is recommending one of our favorite Disney apps every 24 hours as well as offering you a special deal in each game, including 12 free apps!

iPad/iPhone - no in-apps
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St15. Santa Tracker Lite: North Pole Command Center (Super Kiddo Studio): There are several apps out there that keep an eye on the big guy.  Make sure you download one so that you can keep an eye on his progress.

iPad/iPhone - HAS ADS, no-in app purchases
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Screen Shot 2013-12-16 at 10.01.08 AM16. Cut the Rope Holiday Gift:Om Nom wants to wish you the happiest of holidays!

iPad/iPhone - no-in app purchases
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1217. 12 Days of Gifts (Apple): This app from Apple lets you download a free gift each day, from December 26 through January 6. There will be songs, apps, books, movies, and more.

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Screen Shot 2013-12-16 at 10.04.42 AM18. Holiday Countdown ~ 3D Interactive Sticker Book: Get into the festive spirit with Holiday Countdown, a free 3D pop-up app. Bring the holidays to life with all your favorite StoryToys characters. Count down to the holidays with a new scene to create and play with each and every day from 1 December to 25 December - all FREE!

iPad/iPhone - no in-app purchases
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Screen Shot 2013-12-16 at 10.16.03 AM19. Twas the night before Christmas: An old time favorite, "Twas the Night Before Christmas" is reborn in the modern world as an interactive ebook with full-page illustrations. Interact with the story by touching, dragging, and swiping Santa Claus and his presents.

iPad/iPhone - no in-app purchases
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Screen Shot 2013-12-16 at 10.23.39 AM20. Jingle All the Way HD: Jingle All The Way is a tale of a loveable, obedient pup who wants nothing more than a place to call home for the holidays.

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Screen Shot 2013-12-16 at 10.25.28 AM21. Into the Snow: A Stella and Sam Adventure: Play alongside Stella and Sam and their dog Fred as they go outside to look for their toboggan. Make pictures in the snow, decorate a snowman and discover what’s hidden under the snow.

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Screen Shot 2013-12-16 at 10.34.24 AM22) Santa's Racing Adventure: HELP! Santa needs to deliver Christmas presents to the kids but the Grinch and Mutant Snowman are trying to stop him!

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Fd23. Find the Differences: Christmas Edition (Laura Tallardy): My kids love “find the differences” puzzles.  This one has twelve free levels to keep you busy before you run into those pesky in-app purchases.

iPad/iPhone - in-app purchases to open all levels
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Gb24. Gingerbread Dress-Up (TabTale Ltd.): Decorating these cookies made me hungry.

iPad/iPhone - HAS ads and in-app purchases
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25. Santa Rescue Saga — Doctor X Christmas Adventure (Kid Fun Club by TabTale): That Santa sure does get himself banged up.  It’s up to you to help him out.

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446_1072761457465_5146_nKelli is still in the HoHoHo phase of her Christmas celebrating. As long as she can avoid the mall, maybe it won’t turn into a bah-humbug holiday. Ron Engel contributed to this story.

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