Getting into the Christmas spirit with your Android smartphone

December 24, 2012
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Similar to what you would find for other holidays, searching the Google Play Store for Christmas will give countless results. That being the case, we here at Android Community spent some time digging through the listings and came up with a handful of Christmas related apps that should help keep you in the Christmas spirit. The app list includes some music, some sounds, wallpapers and live wallpapers and a naughty or nice scanner. Of course, there is the Santa Tracker app and also the Charlie Brown Christmas app, because really, can you get fully into the Christmas spirit without the Peanuts gang.

Up first, the apps have that deal with sounds. We have Christmas Radio (free). This app offers more than 50 stations including North Pole Radio, which is said to be broadcasting directly from the North Pole. And in addition to being supported on smartphones, Christmas Radio is available for tablets and Google TV. Keeping with the sounds and we move over to ringtones. This app is called Christmas Ringtones. This is also a free app and thanks to recent update, now includes 10 additional sound clips.

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Next up, the scenery, which in this case comes in the form of wallpapers and live wallpapers. The regular wallpapers is the Christmas Wallpaper HD app and the live one is Christmas Tree Live Wallpaper. Both of these apps are available for free and feature just what you would expect -- wallpapers with Christmas trees as well as snow, lights and more.

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Moving past the audio and visual and we have two that should be fun for the kids, or maybe for the adults as well. We have the Elf Scanner - Naughty or Nice app which is $0.99 and A Charlie Brown Christmas which is priced at $1.99. The Elf Scanner app is as the name implies, it will allow you to scan your kids to see if they have been naughty or nice. The app has some nice looking graphics and in my limited time playing, seems to be really fun for the kids. As for the Charlie Brown Christmas app, what can we really say here as we suspect many will already be familiar. This app features dialog and soundtrack goodies from the original 1965 classic as well as the ability to decorate your own (virtual) Charlie Brown Christmas tree and more.

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Finally, what Christmas app roundup post would be complete without a way to track Santa. This one is the Google Santa Tracker app and it does just what you want -- it tracks Santa. This app is available for free and should help get those kids in bed at a respectable hour on Christmas Eve.


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