8 Best FREE Christmas apps

03 December 2017
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PNP - Portable North Pole

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A free app in which you can personalise phone calls from Santa, giving words of encouragement, advice or congratulations. Our favourite? A message from Santa telling kids to stop fighting and arguing! The perfect app for some Christmas behaviour bribery! You can also personalise videos in which Santa can deliver a choice of messages to your child (or to you, if you prefer!).

Elf yourself

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Magic Mirror LLC


Hugely popular app, and it’s easy to see why. After all, who doesn’t want to see dress up as an elf and dance around the lounge room? Kids love the app, and the free version is enough to keep the giggles flowing for a good while.

A call from Santa!

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Net Unlimited

Magic calls from and to Santa, for free! You can report naughty children using Santa’s automated voicemail system, or simply schedule a personalised phone call from Santa. There is no limit to the number of calls you can receive, and customize the age and gender that Santa will mention during the call. Free version does everything you need, but watch for the ads that pop up between calls as they give the game away if your child is watching.

Toca Hair Salon – Christmas gift

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Toca Boca

Toca Boca apps never disappoint and this is no exception! Shave Santa’s beard, spray his hair pink, give him a blow-dry, and once you are happy with his new look you can take a picture and save it. A great app to keep little elfs happy!

Santa’s Bag

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Clay Pot Software LLC

Santa’s Bag is a super-organised shopping list manager, with a lovely Christmas twist. You can enter names, manage the budget, track presents, and tag as stocking fillers. Including a countdown to the big day, it’s a fabulously efficient way to ensure you are totally Santa-ready!

NORAD Tracks Santa

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One of the oldest and most popular Santa trackers, NORAD (the North American Aerospace Defense Command) follows Santa as he makes his magical journey across the skies. The 2016 version will launch on 1 December.

Google Santa Tracker

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Launching on 1 December, the Google Santa Village experience not only counts down to December 24th, but visitors can also learn basic coding skills, and test their geography knowledge playing the many games available. The Tracker goes live on 24 December, through which you can follow Santa’s travels on Android and desktop.


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A fabulous social networking app that makes Secret Santa and gift organising a breeze. Invite friends, pair names, add wish lists, then add addresses and track whether parcels have been sent. It also has chat space so you can talk within the group. It’s gift exchanges made easy! Available both desktop and mobile.

Stuck for something to do this Christmas, head over to our Christmas event guide, to know EVERYTHING festive happening in your area.



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Kids on the Coast/Kids in the City
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