This is my last chance to share some Christmas apps for this year so I’m going to make the most of the opportunity!
We take a look at some of the best Christmas themed Android apps that my son has loved playing on our Nexus 7 tablet over the last few days. I actually got all of these apps free, the paid ones I got through Amazon’s “free app of the day“.
The Snowman and The Snowdog
To celebrate a new sequel to the enduring classic animation, Channel Four has commissioned a companion game to bring the magic to our tablets.
The game involves flying around various winter landscapes and collecting different targets on route. The animation looks great for a mobile game and is silky smooth on the Nexus 7 as you might expect.
As a local Londoner it was great to point out the landmarks as we flew over the city – they’re all there: Big Ben, London Eye, Tower Bridge etc.
The only negative is that older children might find the game itself a little repetitive. But that said, my two year old enjoyed it although needed some help from dad to keep things moving!
The Santa, Father Christmas as he’s known in most UK households, tracker is a neat little app from Google that allows children to track his progress as he travels around the globe. If you download now you can see he is already on his way!
As you might expect from a Google app, it’s perfectly executed and looks great on the Nexus 7 hooking up with other Google mapping apps.
Piano Master Christmas
This one was perhaps too advanced for my little one but slightly older kids will get it. My little boy kinda liked watching anyway.
This game is a lot like the ‘guitar hero’ games that you’ll have seen before, as the note drops down the screen you have to press the corresponding key at the right time to get the points and play the tune.
This Christmas edition includes sons such as ‘wish you a merry Christmas’ and ‘jingle bells’. This app was one of Amazon’s free apps last week – if you missed it be sure to follow us on Twitter for daily updates on the free app of the day!
Doodle Jump Plus
This is today’s free app on Amazon so you can still grab it for free. This game is another one for older kids perhaps but they’ll find this winter themed version of an already popular game frustratingly addictive.
Great if you want some peace and quiet whilst you settle down for a post Christmas lunch snooze!
Unfortunately it’s a little late in the day to recommend this daily calendar app, however the chances are some of you are reading this in later years having just searched Google for ‘best android Christmas apps’!
This charming little app offers simple Elf themed games each day that will go down well with younger kids in the run up to Christmas.