App-y Christmas 

With the festive season well and truly underway, the digital landscape is buzzing with innovative and exciting Christmas app offerings to enhance your Christmas experience.

To celebrate National App Day we’ve scoured the app market to bring you a list of some of the best festive apps available in the UK this year to help make your Christmas a little bit more magical. Whether you’re looking to decorate your digital space, find the perfect gift, or simply get into the holiday spirit, there’s an app for that!

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1. NORAD Tracks Santa

The king of all Christmas apps, and the ultimate in Santa tracking Apps, with a countdown and mini-games, information about Santa and his sleigh, you can follow Santa’s journey by the minute with this fabulous app. Guaranteed to delight and excite both young and old this Christmas.

Download on Android here – Download on Apple here

2. PNP Portable North Pole

Experience the magic of Santa’s workshop with this video messaging app. With an ad-free trial and hundreds of video, video call and voice call options every little elf will love receiving a personalised message from Santa this year. It’s a great way to add a sprinkle of Christmas magic, especially for the little ones.

Download on Android here – Download on Apple here

3. Christmas Countdown

The excitement of Christmas begins with the countdown. ‘Christmas Countdown’ is a beautifully designed app that counts down to the big day and also offers daily festive tips, jokes, and trivia to keep the holiday spirit alive throughout December.

Download on Android here – Download on Apple here

4. Virtual Fireplace HD

Are you missing a fireplace to hang your stockings? ‘Virtual Fireplace HD’ brings a high-definition, crackling fireplace right to your mobile or tablet screen. It’s the perfect background for your Christmas gatherings, creating a cosy atmosphere in any home.

Download on Android here – Download on Apple here

5. Elf Yourself

Create some festive fun with ‘Elf Yourself’. This app offers the chance to turn yourself and your friends into Santa’s little helpers. Share your creations directly on social media or save the images and videos for your own Christmas albums.

Download on Android here – Download on Apple here

6. Health for the Holidays

The holiday season can be hectic, so ‘Health for the Holidays’ is here to help you stay on top of your health and stress. This app offers habit tracking and tips for staying healthy, mindful and stress-free during the festive season.

Download on Android here – Download on Apple here

7. Gift Genius

Struggling with gift ideas? ‘Gift Genius’ is here to save the day. Just input the interests and age of the person you’re buying for, and the app suggests a range of unique gift ideas. With links to buy directly from the app, Christmas shopping has never been easier.

Download on Android here – Unfortunately, this app is not available on Apple (as far as we can tell)

8. Carol Karaoke

Bring the family together with ‘All Songs Christmas Karaoke’. This app features all the classic Christmas carols with on-screen lyrics and backing tracks. It’s a fantastic way to have some festive fun and maybe start a new Christmas tradition!

Download on Android here – Unfortunately, this app is not available on Apple (as far as we can tell)

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We understand the importance of technology in enhancing our daily lives and experiences. These apps are not just about fun, they’re about helping to create memories, simplifying tasks, and bringing joy to your festive season.

Remember, at Gemstone, we specialise in app development, so if you’re feeling inspired to create your own Christmas app for next year, get in touch!

Happy holidays!

Gemstone are a digital development company based in Hertfordshire, UK.