Christmas is just around the corner, and to celebrate the team at Synapse have compiled seven of our favourite Christmas apps. From how to make the perfect Christmas dinner, to watching yourself dance like an elf, these Christmas apps offer something for everyone!

Gift It (iOS)

Have you ever set out for a long day of Christmas Shopping, only to forget who wanted what? Or even worse, written a Christmas list only to realise you’ve misplaced it somewhere along the way?
If you’ve experienced any of the above frustrations, Gift IT is the app for you.
Gift IT is a free app which enables users to add the Christmas list of each person to their phone, while also allowing you to set a budget and the number of gifts per person.
Cost: Free

Perfect Christmas Dinner (iOS)

If it’s your turn to host Christmas and you aren’t the most experienced of cooks, Perfect Christmas Dinner could be the app for you. This iOS app brings you expert guidance of professional chefs at the Ashburton Cookery School, one of the UKs leading culinary schools.
With over 25 video recipes including how to cook the perfect roast potatoes and the most succulent turkey, this app is your step-by-step guide to cooking a delicious and memorable festive meal.
Cost: Free

101 Christmas Cake Ideas (iOS and Android)

Whether you’re stuck for Christmas cake ideas or want to try something new, the 101 Christmas Cake Ideas app is bound to give you some inspiration.
Cost: Free

Xmas Radio (iOS)

Holiday music lovers all over the world are in for a treat this Christmas because of the massively popular Christmas Radio app. Featuring a streamlined interface and designed especially for iPhone and iPad, this app allows you to enjoy a wide variety of Christmas hits from over 50 unique stations.
Cost: Free

Elf Yourself (iOS and Android)

For a bit of fun this festive season, ElfYourself allows people to “elf” themselves and become the star of a personalized video featuring user’s very own photos on holiday elves.
This year Elfyourself is back with additional dances, a Hanukkah dance and new behind the scenes content.
Cost: Free

Appy Christmas (iOS)

Great for the kids, Appy Christmas features a Talking Santa, countdown timer to Christmas Day, original music and an advent calendar which gives users a paid app for free each day.
Talk to Santa and listen to him talk back in a silly voice, count down the days, hours and minutes until Christmas and watch Santa magically transform into a Reindeer.
Cost: Free

Christmas HD (Android)

Christmas HD is the ultimate customisable 3D Live Wallpaper.
Customise every part of the Christmas scene, including your own photograph on the fireplace, your text on the stockings and the message for Santa. Choose the colour of lights, customize the ornaments, gifts and ribbons, snowflakes, garland, tree topper, and more! You can also show or hide the items in the scene to celebrate the wonders of Christmas in a way that means the most to you.
Cost: $2.21

Hayden McMaster