HANDMADE ONLINE: Merry Christmas from the team at Seniors Newspaper.
HANDMADE ONLINE: Merry Christmas from the team at Seniors Newspaper.

Top apps to enjoy some festive fun

FESTIVE fun and frivolity is only a few clicks away this Christmas - if you know where to look.

There is a myriad of shiny, colourful apps and websites that are sure to light up your festive season, ranging from 'phone calls' from Santa that are sure to keep the grandchildren entertained - or at least behaving 'nicely' - to personalised Christmas videos and e-cards that will have your family dancing with the elves, so to speak.

Here are a few of our tops picks:

Christmas: Starring You! app

Make yourself or family and friends the stars of festive-themed music and dance videos, which you can then share via Facebook, Twitter or email for free. Cast up to five people in your clips, using existing photos on your phone or tablet.


An easy to use website (or app) that allows you to 'elf' yourself (or up to five people) and star in a personalised video featuring your photos superimposed on dancing elves. Upload your photos from your camera roll or Facebook, select a dance theme, and the app will generate a customised clip you can share online. (ElfYourself.com)

ICaughtSanta app

Imagine the look of wonder and surprise when your grandkids see a photo of Santa in your home!

Simply take a photo of your location of choice - next to the Christmas tree, beside that strategically placed plate of cookies - use the app to add a Santa 'sticker', save and share. Proof that Santa is real! (www.icaughtsanta.com)

The Impossible Test Christmas

Test your brain power, reactions and speed to answer Christmas- themed questions.

Challenge your family, then swipe, tilt, drag and tap your way to victory.

A Call From Sanata! app

Magic free 'phone calls' from Santa to encourage good behaviour in your grandkids. Customise the age and gender which Santa will mention during the call, countdown to Christmas, and check the weather at the North Pole or track Santa, to find out what he's doing right now.

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