“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” When eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote in a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun on September 21, 1897, and asked if there really was a Santa Claus, those famous words were printed as the title of an unsigned editorial, and they ring as true today as they did over 100 years ago. At ANDROID HEADLINES, we appreciate our visitors and friends of the website and wanted to give you ten little Christmas nuggets that just might brighten your day. Christmas apps abound in the Play Store, and we took a sampling of ten that we particularly liked and thought you might enjoy. There are a few Live Wallpapers – one of the perks of Android, and certainly a way to remind you of the holidays, each and every time you look at your phone.
10. Christmas Rink Live Wallpaper
Christmas Rink Live Wallpaper is a wonder way to remember the holidays – three village scenes with various skaters, pretty snowfall, and twinkling Christmas lights – and you can chose and set these items. When you touch one of the skaters, they will speed up, double tap on your screen and the settings menu will pop-up so you can toggle on/off the many options. GRAB IT HERE from the Google Play Store.
9. Christmas Tree Live Wallpaper
Christmas Tree Live Wallpaper is one of my favorites to liven up my Note 3’s big screen – Select from a Standard, Happy, Frozen and Poinsettia, tree, and from there you can choose lots of lights, snow, garland, and ornaments to adjust and you can even have Christmas music playing if you would like. GRAB IT HERE from the Google Play Store.
8. Christmas HD
Christmas HD is another Live Wallpaper, but it gives you a 3D effect. It has almost 5,500 reviews with a 4.8 out of 5.0 rating and made by DualBoot, you know it has to be good. You can customize every part of the scene, including inserting your own picture over the fireplace mantle and your names on the stockings. Choose the color of lights, gifts and tree topper, and even leave Santa a customizable note and cookies…and all for only $.99. You can purchase optional add-on packs for even more customization! GRAB IT HERE from the Google Play Store.
7. Christmas Live Wallpaper Full
Christmas Live Wallpaper Full’ is self-described as a stunning 3D live wallpaper featuring a sparkling animated Christmas Tree of light, and an exciting Countdown to Christmas and the New Year. The Happy New Year has fireworks, a realistic 3D snow scene, magical sky lanterns to celebrate the Chinese / Lunar New year, plus a bonus Valentine ‘s Day scene and a dedicated fireworks scene – 7 Wallpapers in 1 all for only $1.49. GRAB IT HERE from the Google Play Store.
6. 100 Christmas Gifts Game
100 Christmas Gifts Game is listed under the Brain & Puzzle section and reviewed by over 47,500 users with a 4.8 out of 5.0 rating and almost 10,700 Google+. This is an addictive “Room Escape” puzzle game for the entire family. Help Santa solve puzzles so he can advance to the next room of the house. It contains funny puzzles, artwork, great graphics and sound, and you can select your difficulty level…so after all the hustle and bustle, relax and play a good Christmas game. GRAB IT HERE from the Google Play Store.
5. Christmas Mahjong Free
Christmas Mahjong is the classic Mahjong solitaire puzzle game with a Christmas theme and runs on either smartphones or tablets. It has more than 20 game boards to keep you challenged with varying levels of difficulty from casual to expert. Free version is fully unlocked and any in-app purchase will remove the ads. GRAB IT HERE from the Google Play Store.
4. Christmas Ringtones
Christmas Ringtones is very popular with over 7,100 reviews with a 4.8 out of 5.0 rating and what better way to make your holidays festive than with Christmas ringtones…let everybody around you enjoy the spirit when they hear your festive ringtones. The app comes with some ringtones and you can download others for free, with new ones added all the time. There are even multicultural ringtones in various languages. GRAB IT HERE from the Google Play Store.
3. Bubble Shooter: Christmas day
Bubble Shooter: Christmas Day is a special Christmas edition of the famous Bubble Shooter game. You try to clear the board by matching three or more sequences of the same color. Just like the original game and Candy Crush, it is very addictive and with the Christmas theme, there is no need to feel guilty about playing games while the relatives are visiting! GRAB IT HERE from the Google Play Store.
2. Christmas Flow
Christmas Flow is another game with 150 new levels and a new graphic design, with 300 levels that are free. It is easy and fun to play and is suitable for adults or the kids can play it as well. They have reduced the Ads by 50-percent and increased performance. Graphics are so colorful and gameplay is fun, and will certainly put you in the Christmas mood. GRAB IT HERE from the Google Play Store.
1. Christmas Drink Recipes
Christmas Drink Recipes – we had to throw some alcohol in for the holidays – wallpapers, ringtones, and games are nice, but so is a little drinky-poo while you are playing those games and visiting with all of the family. These recipes span the gamut from eggnog to cider punch. They are easy to follow and understand with step-by-step instructions. The bar tender will enjoy the app as much as the guest do drinking the creation. GRAB IT HERE from the Google Play Store.
Androidheadlines.com hopes that you have some fun with your Christmas Apps and have a GREAT Holiday and a very Happy New Year. Visit us at our Google+ Page and join in the discussions – we would love to hear from you.