5 Free Christmas Smartphone Apps

Jill Holtz

November 7, 2012

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Have you been looking for  iPhone games or smartphone games for kids?  With Christmas around the corner, we have found 5 free smartphone apps for Christmas and they have all been reviewed by Mykidstime Parents.

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1. Letters to Santa Gold – iOS

(Reviewed by Louise)

letters-to-santaThe app doesn’t really do anything! It asks a few questions about the child sending the letter and what they want for Christmas but these toys are not mentioned in the reply that comes a few hours later.

As a parent, it is an app I will be deleting. It is boring, no music, no christmas feel about it all. I really thought I had done something wrong. Also each time you open the app to asked if you want to use the ‘free finger mood scanner’, sorry but no thanks. The reply that comes back is not interactive at all, there really is nothing to this app.

I tried to get my 3.5 year old using it or looking at it but no way, not interested at all, just wanted to go on to other apps where there is colour, music & interaction! His only quote was ‘ let me put on my game’! I didn’t even bother showing it my 1.5 year old, no point what so ever!

Rating: 1 out of 5.

2. Crazy Santa Xmas Racing – iOS

(Reviewed by Jennifer)

Crazy_santa_xmas_racing_appThis is a fun racing game, where you help Santa to collect all his presents that he left behind. You race up hills and down, collecting presents and gaining points and powerups. My 7 year old son enjoyed it and there are options for single and multi-player so can race against each other.

One major negative is the Ad pop-ups and it also hung 3 times on me at first few game plays, and had to be re-installed, so for that reason, we would only rate it a 3.

Rating: 3 out of 5. 

3. Toca Hair Salon – Christmas Gift – iOS

(Reviewed by Jill)

toca-hair-salon-christmas-giftHair Salon is a fun little App for children. The setting is a hair and beauty salon, and you are the stylist. Chose either Santa or a Christmas tree for your chair and trim (beard or branches), grow, decorate or colour away to your heart’s content. Great sound effects too.

“This is a very, very good game. I really like making Santa stylish for Christmas. I hope they make more versions when it’s Easter and summer, with even more accessories” – Moya(8)

Rating: 4 out of 5

4. Christmas Countdown Android & iOS(Paid)

(Reviewed by Marie)

Christmas_Countdown_2014Elf Adventure is a free Christmas Countdown Story, a Xmas Countdown with fun Games for Kids (young and old :) ) Count down to Christmas with this beautiful Advent Calendar. Contains fun free Christmas games and a great story.
Have fun and help the Elves to save Christmas! Will they manage to wake the Frost Giant in time?

“Found this app last year and my son loved it” – Marie

Rating: 5 out of 5

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5. Sleeps to Christmas 2 – iOS

(Reviewed by Naomi)

Sleeps_to_christmasThis app was ok. I found that if you pressed the screen too much the app closed.

We liked the different characters. I personally thought it was missing Santa saying hohoho. My daughter said she liked it but asked where the game was! She’s 4. I had an app last year that threw snowballs and did a few other things so I’m guessing that’s why she asked.

Overall it is ok, does exactly what it says.

Rating: 3 out of 5

Related : Lots more Christmas activities and fun ideas in Christmas Section

If you have a favourite app for Christmas, let us know in the comments below.


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Published On: November 7th, 2012 / Categories: Technology / Last Updated: February 25th, 2023 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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