You've hung the stockings, decorated the tree and baked some cookies, but is your mobile phone ready for Christmas? Bring some holiday cheer to your Smartphone with these fun, free holiday apps.
Santa Express for Kids Instead of snail mail, let kids send letters to Santa through the iPad. Use the free letter builder to craft a letter to Santa, then visit the mailroom to check your mail from the North Pole.
Winter Snow Globe
Dreaming of a white Christmas? Even if you're in sunny Florida you can enjoy a few flurries with the Winter Snow Globe app. Simply shake your phone to make the snow dance.
I Caught Santa App
Give little ones proof that Santa is not only real, but that he visited your home. Upload a background photo, choose your Santa and add him to your picture. You can then print your photo or post it to Facebook and Twitter.
MapMuse Christmas Light Display App
Quickly find the neighborhoods with the most holiday cheer using the free MapMuse Christmas Light Display app. Search an interactive map of Christmas light displays, add your own hot spots and leave comments or photos of any location.
Snowball Fight Elf on the Shelf Christmas Game
From the people who brought you the Elf on the Shelf comes this official free app. The busy elves take some time off for a snowball fight. Score points for hitting your elf friends while you avoid getting hit.
Countdown the number of days until Santa arrives with the Christmas Countdown app. The animated Santa, Christmas tree or snowman gets bigger as Christmas gets closer. Customize the app by choosing your holiday music soundtrack and the color of your display.
By Alison Storm
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