Welcome back to our weekly Apps of the Week column! I’ve spent a lot of time “researching and investigating” (read: drinking tons of egg nog) and I think I’ve found a few good holiday apps that will help you to ignore your awkward family as they exchange gifts. This article is sponsored by the Tessa: a kick-ass customizable iPad stand that helps adjust to your lifestyle. So let’s get to it.
So we all know about that little spinning top that was made of clay, but you don’t always have one on you to do some awesome holiday gambling! With the Super Dreidel app, you can add up to 8 players and spin that e-dreidel. Win some gelt and watch your family’s eyes light up brighter than a menorah when you bust out this holiday gem. No more having to pick up the dreidel off the floor, and no more cousins turning it while you’re not looking.
Top 3 Games your grandparents played that shouldn’t be apps:
- Pin the Tail on the Donkey
- Ring Around the Rosie
- Chase the Slave
Sure you may not use it once the holiday is over, but make your grandparents happy and make them think that you love their traditions. Also, turn it into a drinking game and you can have a holiday party all year round.
Holiday Advent Calendar
This app is for the people who like to live on the edge. Well, not really the edge, since the only thing you’re risking is the pleasure you can get from free apps, but within viewing distance of the edge at least! This Holiday Advent Calendar is basically like having 25 apps in one, and all of them are themed for the holiday. I mean, it’s all free, so what does it even matter?! Get in the holiday spirit you Grinch.
Top 3 Holidays that won’t have an app like this:
- Arbor Day
- Iraqi Freedom Day
- My Bucket’s Got a Hole in it Day (May 30th, check it)
If you’re still looking for something to get you into the Christmas spirit, then these 25 apps will get you even closer to finding one. Either that, or you’ll just hate them all the more.
Dr. Seuss Camera – The Grinch Edition
So if you really want to be a Grinch, why not look like one? With the Dr. Seuss Camera, you can make holiday greeting cards while making yourself look exactly like the Grinch. While you’re waiting to get to your Grandparent’s house so you can sit around hearing your cousins cry and your uncle go on crazy racist rants, you can zone out and keep making holiday greeting cards. They won’t make your uncle any less racist, but you may distract him enough to calm him down and get him to the dinner table.
Top 3 holiday things I want to put my face on:
- An Elf
- Super Dreidel
So get into the holiday spirit and get your hands on a few of these great holiday apps. Sure they won’t win you any popularity contests, but they’ll get you through ever boring minute this holiday season.
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