Before there were apps to help make the holidays So Right, I used to rely on a tried and true family tradition when my family would get a little stressed out during the holidays: We all throw on our Snuggies and curl up next to a roaring fire with giant cups of hot chocolate and a forty-two gallon oil drum filled with caramel-covered popcorn! Thankfully, for the sake of your health and your teeth, there are a lot of great holiday apps out there – that way you can send your dentist a holiday card instead of giving it to him in person.
Christmas Radio from BlueMedialab.com (Free)
In my house, once Thanksgiving leftovers have been packed up and placed in the refrigerator, this little number stays on 24/7 until New Year’s Eve. This awesome app gives you access to over 40 Christmas radio stations. The best part is this online radio app pulls Christmas music from across all genres and even a station broadcasting from the North Pole!
Holiday Video Cards by vlix (Free)
From sending holiday invites to warming the heart of the Grinch in your family, nothing’s better this holiday than sending a personalized and holiday-themed video from your mobile device! Holiday Video Cards by vlix allow you to create, customize and share short video clips right from your phone. You can make each and every video yours by choosing from 14 different video effects and 14 different holiday music tracks. If that wasn’t enough, you can even add festive fonts and colors to every video. Once you’re done getting your George Lucas on, you can easily share your video out through Facebook, YouTube or email.
Red Stamp by RedStamp (Free)
‘Tis the season for gifts, parties and stacks upon stacks of delicious holiday cookies. And that means there are a ton of opportunities to say “Thank You” this holiday. And one great way to do it is with Red Stamp. This amazing app allows you to choose from over 400 colorful designs across all occasions, including the holidays and personalize them. If you’re a young whippersnapper you can send your cards out via email, text, Facebook or Twitter. But if you want to take it old school, you can have Red Stamp print your cards on premium, eco-friendly white card stock (for a fee) that will then be sent via the Snail Mail Express!
Tangram Puzzle Pro: Holiday Edition by The Embassy Interactive Inc.
If I counted how many hours I waited on lines last holiday season, I don’t think I’d be able to handle the truth! Just thinking about all the time I spent on lines at the post office, stores, movie theaters and restaurants…it’s crazy I tell you! So here’s a great little app that will help you enhance your calm and make the most of your holiday down time. The Tangram Puzzle Pro: Holiday Edition delivers over 70 puzzles (12 holiday-themed) for you to solve. The interface is intuitive and easy to use, so moving and spinning pieces around is a snap. In fact, it’s so easy, no one will notice if you play a game or two during your kid’s 7 hour long Christmas Pageant Extravaganzapalooza.
Ambient Fireplace by Infantry Company (Free)
Careful not to burn your fingers! I kid, I kid. The best part about this app is no matter where you are this holiday season, all you have to do is kick your feet up and close your eyes and you’ll feel the warm glow of this fireplace-to-go. Don’t forget to stock up on firewood!
So what are your favorite holiday apps? Share them in the comment section. Happy Holidays!