Here’s a handpicked list of the top best Christmas 2014 apps for iPhone and iPad which you should download straight away. More details can be found here.

Christmas is just a couple of days away, and there are plenty of apps to help get you into the festive spirit. Here, we look at eight of the best for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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12 Days of Christmas – Polk Street Press Singalong ($0.99 / iPhone and iPad)

12 days

This digital storybook is great for kids and adults alike, featuring some rather stunning illustrations and animations. One of the whole family.

Santa Tracker ($0.99 / iPhone and iPad)

Santa Tracker

Santa is entirely real, and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. He’s already engaged in the process of preparing presents for delivery far and wide, and if you want to keep track of his whereabouts, this app’s for you.

Appy Christmas (FREE / iPhone and iPad)

Appy Christmas

This little app features a number of festive features including a talking Santa, countdown timer to the 25th, plenty of music, and, perhaps most notably, links to paid apps gone free every day.

Christmas (FREE / iPhone)

Christmas

This app bundles a number of essentials including jigsaw puzzles, wallpapers and Christmas-themed music. Everything is nicely presented, and with good ratings, will stand you in good stead of Christmas.

The Christmas List ($1.99 / iPhone)

Christmas List

If you’re in search of a practical app that’ll help you get your Christmas shopping done, then this one’s for you. It’s been given rave reviews by a number of reputable publications, and covers all bases as you try to get those last minute gifts sorted out.

Santa Hats ($0.99 / iPhone and iPad)

Santa Hats

If you want to wear a Santa hat this Christmas but don’t actually own one, this app will allow you to add a virtual Santa hat to your photos. It’s clean, simple, and does exactly what it says on the box.

Best Christmas Stories ($2.99 / iPhone and iPad)

Best Christmas Stories

Another app that operates as its title suggests, Best Christmas Stories lets you select from a number of classic Christmas tales, all of which make for great family reading. At a time when many of us focus on movies and apps, the art of reading has been lost, so this app will help you to rejuvenate that magic.

Talking Santa (FREE / iPhone)

Talking Santa

As the title suggests, Santa will repeat everything you say, providing hours of entertainment to you and your family. A must-have if you want endless amount of fun in a big gathering.

And that completes our list. You’ll have to get in there quickly if you’re still looking to buy presents and such, but if you’re just looking for some supplementary apps to ease you through the eating, drinking and general shenanigans, this roundup offers exactly that.

Be sure to check out our iPhone Apps Gallery and iPad Apps Gallery to explore more apps for your iPhone and iPad.

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