Season’s Greetings: 20 iPad Apps for the Holidays

There are so many cool ways to celebrate the Holidays on your iPad. From holiday classics to delicious recipes, it’s all availible thanks to great app developers. Whether you are big on holidays, have children, are a child at heart, or just want to get extra holiday spirited, let these apps get you in the mood.

The Holidays are here! Let’s get your iPad ready to celebrate with these great apps! What are you waiting for, dive in…

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HD FirePlace

HD FirePlace Free

It’s a cold wintery night and all I want to do is cozy up by the fireplace. Sometimes firing up the fireplace is just not possible, or even needed. HD Fireplace takes all of the anxiety out of starting your fireplace and puts one in HD on your iPad.

Simply fire up the app and you are good to go. You can also customize some settings to control the rate of flame and add in your own music.

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 4.3 or later
Developer: Voros Innovation

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Letters To Santa!

Letters To Santa!

What is the best way to show Santa you have been good and remind him of what you want? A letter of course! With this app you can create letter to send to Santa, just in time for the Holidays.

This app is great for parents to get just the right gift. Parents you can see the letters in the outbox that were “sent” to Santa and get the right gift. There are also coloring books in the app for kids!

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 4.0
Developer: Peep Software LLC

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Christmas-Songs, etc

Christmas Songs, Music & Carols: Holiday 2011/12 Edition (With Lyrics)

Nothing puts you in the mood for Christmas like those great carols and songs that fill the air at this time. With this app, you will be able to pull up the most popular Christmas tunes and slip into the season right! Along with just the awesome tunes, it also has a few nice features.

There is a built-in YouTube player so you can supplement your carols with live performances. It also has a sleep alarm, loop mode, Airplay and remote support.

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 4.0
Developer: Magic Anywhere

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Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards – PHOTO2cards

If you are one of those people who take all of these pictures of yourself, family, and friends, then put them to good use with Holiday Cards. You can create nice holiday cards to send via email, or you can go social and post to Twitter, Facebook, and other sites.

Let your brain go wild with the many combinations this app has to offer. It’s free, what great value!

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 4.2 or later
Developer: Vukee

Office Jerk

Office Jerk

Office Jerk Holiday Edition for iPad

Guess who is here for the holidays? Your favorite office jerk! We all know you love to throw items at his head and make him angry, and now you can do it in amazing holiday style.

Nothing much has changed in the gameplay, it just comes with a wonderful new and redesigned decor. Also, it’s a bargain.

Price: $0.99
Requires: iOS 4.0 or later
Developer: Fluik Entertainment Inc.

A Penguin Christmas

A Penguin Christmas

A Penguin Christmas – JigSaw Puzzles for Kids with Santa, Penguins, Polar Bears, Reindeer and Fun Holiday Music!

A Penguin Christmas is another app which you can load up and hand over to your children to keep them busy for hours. A Penguin Christmas is a colorful app full of fun for kids including exciting jigsaw puzzles.

A Penguin Christmas includes a timer, a guided mode for smaller kids, and cool holiday sounds!

Price: $1.99
Requires: iOS 4.0
Developer: Apps Kids Love LLC

Make-A-Snowman

Make-A-Snowman

Make-A-Snowman

Make-A-Snowman is an easy to understand app. Kids and adults will be able to make snowman until your heart is content. The options are endless and there is a great deal of fun to be had here.

Make-A-Snowman includes advanced controls for fine adjustments and endless customization options.

Price: $1.99
Requires: iOS 4.1
Developer: SpentakLabs

Eenies At War

Eenies At War

Eenies™: Holiday Seasons

Eenies at War is like clowns fighting in World War 2, it is silly! Yes it is silly, but it’s fun for kids and adults alike. You can trick out your avatars with different weapons to get an upper hand on you enemies.

It is worth noting, Eenies at War has won numerous awards, tricked out for the holiday season, and it’s free!

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 3.2 or later
Developer: SavySoda HK Ltd

Kung Fu Panda Holiday

Kung Fu Panda Holiday

Kung Fu Panda Holiday Storybook

Get ready to let the popular Kung Fu Panda book come to life this holiday with this storybook. Everything you love about Kung Fu Panda are in this app for the kids and in holiday form.

If your child is not at the reading level yet, Kung Fu Panda Holiday Storybook has an auto play feature. This feature will play the story with accompanying narration.

Price: $2.99
Requires: iOS 3.0
Developer: FrogDogMedia LLC

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies – Holiday Cookies Baked by Angels

What says holidays better than fresh baked cookies? No, not the ones bought from a store, the ones you baked. If you lack in the Martha Stewart baking area, then this app is just what you will need!

All recipes are easy step-by-step and have great pictures.

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 4.0
Developer: Emo Media

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

There is not much you need to say when you mention “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, it’s just a classic. You can read the classic story, play the piano, reflect on childhood, and listen to the original soundtrack!

A Charlie Brown Christmas is a classic and works like a charm. There is nothing more you could want!

Price: $6.99
Requires: iOS 3.2.2
Developer: Loud Crow

Tap Tap Bear Piano

Tap Tap Bear Piano

Tap Tap Bear Piano (Santa’s Christmas Village)

It’s the time of year to break out and play classic Christmas tunes on your piano; but wait, you don’t know how to play. Well, Tap Tap Piano will solve that problem for you. You can learn to play and after you have mastered it, you can then record the track.

It is fun for all ages to mess around with and get in the Christmas spirit.

Price: $0.99
Requires: iOS 3.0 or later
Developer: EnsenaSoft

Christmas Piano with Free Songs

Christmas Piano with Free Songs

Christmas Piano with Free Songs

Like the app above, Christmas Piano gives you the opportunity to play along with you favorite Christmas tunes. It also lights up the keys you need to press, so you can be perfect!

If you are into singing, you can also see the lyrics.

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 3.0
Developer: Better Day Wireless, Inc

Holiday Draw Galore

Holiday Draw Galore

Holiday Draw Galore

If you are a holiday family or person, you will absolutely love the interactive games and painting you can do with this app. Many apps only let you choose between preset colors, not with this app. You can choose between an infinite number of different colors!

Also, you will get different brush sizes, shake to clear functionality, holiday coloring pages, and animated drawing.

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 3.0 or later
Developer: Kid Baby Toddler

Holiday Hotel

Holiday Hotel

Holiday Hotel

Holiday Hotel is another great game to play to ring in the holiday season. The goal is to build a money making five star resort and use the money to put on the best secret santa party for the virtual pets in the game.

Please note, this game has in app purchases that use real money, please disable if you have kids and do not want a gigantic credit card bill.

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 3.1.3 or later
Developer: Pocket Gems Inc.

Holiday Time Machine

Holiday Time Machine

Holiday Time Machine

There is nothing like the allure of classic holiday commercials and videos. Holiday Time Machine brings those classic clips, commercials, and videos to your iPad in stunning style.

There is a vast number of videos in this app, over 2,000. Also, you can watch on your Apple TV via AirPlay.

Price: $0.99
Requires: iOS 3.2 or later
Developer: Original Victories, Inc.

CityVille Holidaytown

CityVille Holidaytown

CityVille Holidaytown

The goal of CityVille Holidaytown is to rebuild Santa’s winter wonderland so the elves can come back. You can also connect to Facebook friends and visit their towns and they can visit yours.

Make sure you have an active internet connection to use this app. Beware if you are on a limited data plan – this app will use data.

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 4.0 or later
Developer: Zynga

Winter Pop

Winter Pop

Winter Pop

The object of Winter Pop is simple, your snowman is stuck in the blizzard and you must save him. Although this game is simple, it is fun and addictive!

Winter Pop is Game Center enabled so you can play against your friends and advance levels.

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 3.0 or later
Developer: Magicsolver.com Ltd

Holiday Secrets

Holiday Secrets

Holiday Secrets

Get ready to unlock the secrets behind this season’s best dishes with Holiday Secrets. This app is for all levels of cooks and includes great pictures and easy to read directions.

Many of the recipes here are healthy for you and taste great. I made some of the gravy in here and it’s really good!

Price: $4.99
Requires: iOS 4.3 or later
Developer: Food and Health Communications Inc.

Koolrpix Holiday Studio

Koolrpix Holiday Studio

KoolrPix Holiday Studio

KoolrPix Holiday Studio is simply stunning. You can take photos, add holiday frames, holiday effects, and share your cool photos.

The photos you create in this app are great to share with your friends and family this holiday season!

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 3.0 or later
Developer: New Vision Technologies Inc


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