Christmas brings much festivity to people around the world and no matter where you live you can always find ways to make the holiday even more fun. Hey, who doesn’t want more fun! These Christmas websites and apps can make your holiday even merrier by adding joy to the season. You may even like them so much that you use them into the New Year!
Visit fun Christmas websites for holiday games, merry activities, yummy recipes and more!
NorthPole.com started in 1996 and offers fun and educational activities for children, parents and teachers. Explore Santa’s village at the North Pole filled with elves, reindeer and fun. Scroll over each building in Santa’s village to reveal treasures such as:
- Disco Dancing Santa
- Christmas Countdown Calendar with activities
- Flash cards
- Chat with Santa’s Elves
- Christmas stories
You can personalize your child’s Christmas experience here with custom letters to Santa (that receive a reply) and stories with your child as the star!
Don’t miss the printable Good Deeds Calendar that helps your children keep track of their good deeds throughout the year. They’ll have great incentive to be more nice than naughty next year!
Try recipes including Santa’s Favorite Holiday Oatmeal, Candy Cane Fudge, and Santa’s Whiskers Cookies. Check out Craft Cottage for ideas on making home-made ornaments, Christmas cards and wreaths. You can even get gift ideas for that hard-to-buy-for loved one on your list!
Xmasfun.com is a must-see website filled with Christmas fun. Adults and children will enjoy the variety of Christmas offerings here. Think of this website as your go-to place for fun ideas, games and inspiration.
The site offers:
- TV shows and movies
- Christmas fonts and graphics
- Screen savers
- Christmas stories and more!
Choose from 17 different Christmas games from Snowman Skiing to Santa’s Deep Freeze. Try recipes such as Festive Fudge, Merry Berry Cheese Bars and Holiday French Toast! Test your knowledge with Christmas trivia.
One of the best sections of the site is their Random Acts of Kindness page. Warm your heart with the thousands of stories of Random Acts of Kindness. You can also share your own after you get inspired by the tales of others.
See, Random Acts of Christmas Kindness – Make Someone’s Day! for more ideas on Christmas Kindness.
This adorable video gives you a sneak preview of the website:
As the excitement of Christmas builds, help your children follow Santa’s journey using these handy Santa trackers. Help your children learn geography as they have fun exploring the world with Jolly Old St. Nick!
Google Santa Tracker
Google’s Santa Tracker is an animated page filled with fun activities to enjoy. Each day a new treat is unlocked. Use the right and left arrow buttons to wind your way through Santa’s Village.
Discover treasures such as:
- Online coloring books
- Christmas phrases translated into different languages
- Personalized messages from Santa
On Christmas Eve, you can track Santa’s sleigh as he travels around the world spreading cheer.
Click on the Calendar icon in the red circle at the upper left corner of the screen to reveal a grid of activities. Also check out the Google Santa Tracker app for Android devices and Chrome extension. You can use the Android app on your Chromecast to get the tracker on your TV.
NORAD Santa Tracker
NORAD Santa Tracker is available in eight different languages to help your child chart Santa’s trip on Christmas Eve. While you’re waiting, you can enjoy these fun activities in Santa’s Village:
- Stories, including Holiday Traditions around the world
Be sure to check out Santa’s Secret Files at NORAD HQ!
Here’s a sample of the NORAD Santa Tracker:
Take your Christmas fun on the go with these mobile apps. Whether you’re traveling near or far, use these apps to make merry!
The developer of my favorite game app Ball Smash! has a Christmas gift for us: Christmas Smash! This free app is much like its older sibling, easy to learn but difficult to master.
Tap Christmas objects such as candy canes, Santas, etc. to launch them into the grid. When they hit the same object they explode and you get points! Clear the board to advance to the next level of difficulty. Add your name to the leader board with your top score!
Christmas Smash! is free (with an ad banner at the bottom of the screen) for:
See Ball Smash! My Favorite Game Ever! to learn why I’m such a big fan of this fun puzzle game.
Christmas!! Countdown to Santa
This free app is filled with fun activities to make the holiday merrier. Discover treasures such as:
- Advent calendar
- Winter wallpaper
- Christmas list
- Snow Globe
Christmas!! Countdown to Santa is available free for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Paid upgrades are available to remove ads and unlock additional features.
Christmas Photo Frames
Turn any picture into a Christmas picture! Use this free app to put a Christmas frame on your photo. Add text to make your photo send your Christmas cheer! You can also add fun props such as hats, ornaments, garlands and backgrounds. Share your photos with others on social media or via email and text message.
This free app is available for:
Have you discovered any fun websites for Christmas? How do you track Santa on Christmas Eve? Do you have any favorite Christmas apps? Let us know in the Comments section below!