There is absolutely no avoiding it, so we might as well all accept it. Christmas is here. ‘Tis the season to be jolly!

To get in the festive spirit, you could download a couple of Christmas-themed apps to play and enjoy in the run up to the 25th.

But what are the best apps to get addicted to before Santa makes his way to town?

Gift Wrapping Ideas: Google Play

Are you looking for a fancy way to wrap your gifts? Are you simply just a little useless at getting those presents covered in pretty paper? Well, Gift Wrapping Ideas is here to help you!

With plenty of ideas to make your gifts look extra special, you can make sure the ones you love are almost more impressed by the way it looks under the tree rather than what is inside.

Sleeps to Christmas Lite – Christmas Countdown: Apple App Store

Because we all need a countdown to the most special time of year, don’t we? This free app lets you choose the character you want to hold the countdown sign, such as Santa, Frosty the Snowman and a helpful elf.

You can select whether you want to countdown to the man in red’s arrival by days, minutes or even seconds, and there are eight different Christmas songs to play to really get you in the spirit. A must for any Christmas-obsessive!

Advent 2014 – Santa’s Magic Sack: Apple App Store

Who needs chocolate when you can have a new Christmas-themed level of fun every day up until the 25th?

It’s December 1st and Santa’s magic sack no longer has the power it needs to deliver presents across the land. Take on new levels for each window of the calendar and collect magical stardust to give Santa the energy to deliver on Christmas Eve.

Doodle Jump Christmas Special: Apple App Store and Google Play

Everyone’s favourite bouncing friend is back for a very exciting Christmas special. Doodle Jump needs to get all the way to the North Pole, but faces a number of different challenges along the way.

Fight your way past evil looking elves and get awesome outfits, like Santa, Ebenezer Scrooge, the Nutcracker and Jack Frost.

Moonpig: Google Play

If you want a totally unique Christmas card that is made specially for your loved ones, you’ll definitely need the Moonpig app.

Create your cards with your own text and font, or even upload your very own picture from your smartphone to use as the basis of your design.

Not only that, you can also order gifts to go with your card, meaning you won’t forget to get those presents delivered by Christmas.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr Seuss: Apple App Store and Google Play

Download the classic tale of How the Grinch Stole Christmas for your smartphone and recapture the magic of Dr Seuss’ seasonal story! Just remember to let the kids read it, too!

The digital edition has the option to play the narrated story and read along with highlighted words, or the auto play function reads the book and turns the pages automatically, which is perfect for the little ones.

If you don’t have a smartphone but want to get in the spirit of Christmas with these great apps, perhaps consider recycling your old mobile to raise some cash and treat yourself to an upgrade before Santa arrives!ADNFCR-2155-ID-801762729-ADNFCR

Written by Mazuma

Mazuma Mobile is the UK's most trusted mobile phone recycling service.

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