Google Android Christmas

A short while ago, we provided you with a list of iPhone Christmas apps, but what about the rest of us who are powered by Google? Rest assured that we can get in on the holiday festivities, too, thanks to an ever-increasing selection of free Christmas apps for Android smartphones and tablets.

As with the iPhone equivalents, some holiday apps are just for fun while others you’ll find are more useful. Whatever the case, all of the Christmas apps on this list are free, so you really have nothing to lose.

Countdown to Christmas

How Many Sleeps Until Christmas?

How Many Sleeps Until Christmas?

Download from the Google Play Store

I know. You could just look at the calendar on your wall and count backwards, but it’s just more fun with you have a digital advent calendar telling you exactly how many sleeps you have until Christmas. There’s even a widget that you can install on your homescreen. Other features include Santa’s blog, Santa sightings, and even teh ability to send Santa a letter.

Christmas Radio

Free Christmas Radio Stations

Free Christmas Radio Stations

Download from the Google Play Store

Given how much I love the TuneIn Radio app with its huge selection of stations, it’s not surprising that I really like the Christmas Radio app too. There are over 50 Christmas radio stations from around the world here, providing you with online streaming of everything from traditional songs to Christmas jazz. Just be mindful of your data plan or, better yet, rely on a Wi-Fi connection while listening to Bing Crosby or Jingle Bells.

Christmas Ringtones and Soundboard

Free Christmas Ringtones

Free Christmas Ringtones

Download from the Google Play Store

It’s one thing to have a Christmas soundboard. That’s fun enough when you want to play some Christmas sounds, but the added bonus here is if you long-press on one of the sounds, it’ll bring up a dialog that will let you save the audio file and use it as a Christmas ringtone. Available sounds include traditional Christmas carols like Joy to the World, as well as more off-beat offerings like Jingle Bell Punjabi.

Angry Birds Seasons

Angry Birds Seasons: Wreck the Halls

Angry Birds Seasons: Wreck the Halls

Download from the Google Play Store

Rovio’s highly addictive game has gone through several iterations, most recently with the unique Angry Birds Star Wars. If you go back to Angry Birds Seasons, though, you’ll find that at least one of the seasons is holiday themed. Go dashing through the snow and destroy the ice palace where those mean old pigs are hiding your precious eggs.

Xmas Tree

Virtual Christmas Tree for Android

Virtual Christmas Tree for Android

Download from the Google Play Store

Not everyone has the room or the budget for a full-sized Christmas tree in their homes, but even if you do, you might want to take your decorating skills with you on the road. This is a virtual Christmas tree that you can then save as a wallpaper for your phone. As far as free Christmas apps for Android go, this one is simple, fun and useful.

Free Christmas List

Christmas Shopping List App

Christmas Shopping List App

Download from the Google Play Store

One way to keep track of all the presents you need to buy is to use a productivity app like Evernote, but those apps typically don’t provide you with any kind of tracking. The Free Christmas List app, on the other hand, lets you add gifts to the list, as well as track not only the gifts by person, but also track your costs. The pro version provides password protection and it removes the ads.

Talking Santa Free

Talking Santa Christmas App

Talking Santa Christmas App

Download from the Google Play Store

By now, you’ve surely seen the Talking Tom Cat app and its related follow-ups. Basically, you say something to your Android smartphone and the app echoes it back at you in an interesting voice. This is essentially the same thing, except you’ve got jolly old St. Nicholas as your audio mirror. You can also swipe, poke and tickle Santa for additional effects.

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