The best Christmas apps for Android & iOS


At GIGA you will find the best apps for the contemplative Advent season: from Christmas radio to wish list organization to Christmas games.

Only a few days left until the festival, the house is decorated, for days there have only been home-baked cookies to eat and the Christmas music is playing happily on the radio – but you're not really getting into the Christmas mood? Perhaps the smartphone can then help. Here at GIGA you will find the best apps for the contemplative Advent season.

The mobile phone can also help to get in the right mood in the run-up to Christmas: In search of the most beautiful Christmas apps, we jumped headlong into the bag in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store and fished out some particularly nice gifts. From Christmas radio to organizing wishlists to Christmas games, you can find everything you need to boost the mood in our top Christmas apps for Android & iOS.

Christmas Gnomes: The best & most useful Christmas apps

In the first category of the best Christmas apps, we introduce you to useful helpers for the Advent season.

Gift list app

Anyone who has a large number of friends and family members to give presents for Christmas can quickly lose track of the gifts and the dear money. You can manage your gift purchases with the “Christmas Gift List” apps from engApps (Android) and Denys Yevenko (Apple).

So you can create your own list for each person, enter their wishes and your own gift ideas, record which gifts you have already got and how much money you have spent.


Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod)

The best Christmas recipes

From Christmas cookies and gingerbread to punch and coffee variations: the "Christmas Bakery" app with an integrated shopping list to tick off offers you 50 recipes for a sweet Christmas. Among other things, there are recipes for dominoes, coconut macaroons, cinnamon stars, cream cookies, shortbreads and vanilla crescents.

Christmas app cookies recipes

Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod)

Advent Star: Apps for the Christmas trappings

In the second category of our Christmas apps, we looked for that little extra bit that can make your everyday life even more Christmassy.

Christmas ringtones

In order for the mobile phone to really take part in the Christmas madness, it should of course also ring accordingly. The "Christmas Ringtones 2019" app from Vipos Apps offers a simple way of quickly accessing various Christmas classics as ringtone.


Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod)

Christmas greeting cards via app

Preparing and printing out Christmas greeting cards takes a lot of time. With the “Christmas Photo Frames” app, you can quickly spruce up your photos with effects and beautiful Christmas frames, and then send them directly to your loved ones via Messenger or share them on a social network.

Christmas app Christmas photo frame


Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod)

Christmas radio

With the Christmas radio you can listen to Christmas music around the clock with your smartphone or tablet from November 1st of every year. The Christmas radio app plays the Christmas channel, shows you the current playlist and an animated background. You can also let the app run in the background and just enjoy the music.


Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod)

Christmas countdown

If you can't wait until Christmas and New Years, you can use the “Christmas Countdown” app to set up a countdown on your smartphone that will shorten the last few days before the festival.

The app provides a 3D live background image with a glittering Christmas tree including lighting and the said countdown to Christmas.

Christmas app Christmas Countdown


Sleigh Ride: The Best Christmas Mobile Game Apps

In the last category we have selected some of the most beautiful Christmas versions of popular mobile games for you.

Doodle Jump Christmas Special

The classic game "Doodle Jump" is also a lot of fun in the Christmas season. As in the conventional version of the award-winning endless hop, your goal in the free Christmas version is to use the doodler to climb an endless series of platforms without falling off. However, the game world in the Christmas version is completely adapted to the winter time.

Unfortunately, there is currently neither the Christmas edition nor the first part of Doodle Jump in the Google Play Store, where you could freely choose the winter and Christmas scenario at the bottom of the screen. If you want to hop through Winter Doodle Land on Android, you have to download the installation file and then install the APK manually.

Christmas app Doole Jump Christmas

Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod)

Bubble Shooter – Christmas Edition

Of course, you don't have to renounce your addiction even at Christmas: If you can't get enough of the bubble buster-like titles on your smartphone, you can pop the balls in the right Christmas style.

One of these Christmas bubble shooters is the app "Bubble Games Christmas" from LinkDesk, which almost overflows with Christmas charm.

Christmas App Bubble Games Christmas


Christmas Stories: The Gift of the Wise

If you want a little more, you can try “Christmas Stories: The Gift of the Wise”. A complete Christmas story is told here and supplemented by many puzzles, hidden objects and mini-games that let you interact with the world. If you want to try it out, you can download the demo version free of charge from the Play Store and iTunes. If you want to experience the whole story, however, you have to be prepared to pay the 9.99 euros for the full version.


Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod)

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