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Super Christmas Apps That’ll Get Eyes Shining

Posted on: November 30, 2015


We are getting to the time of year where Christmas is upon us and we can no longer pretend that it isn’t happening.  Children have been cast in their Christmas plays – mine son is Steve the Donkey this year.  Parents are still panicking about Christmas parents for their children.  Some people have got it all wrapped up,  Christmas cakes baked and Christmas cards sent.  Everybody is rushing around getting ready for the main event and preparing for the Big Man himself.

I am not organised, apart from having bought my son’s main present and thought about decorating the house, I am completely unprepared.  I have had the bright idea of making decorations and buying lots of chocolate so that we can all get into the spirit of things.  My son seems to think it unnecessary to write a letter to Santa because if he has the power to tell if you are naughty or nice – he can hear your present requests.

Any way here are a few phone apps and websites that will make Christmas fun for your children and help you to get them to bed on Christmas Eve.

Kringl

If you want to prove that Santa exists to sceptical children then this may be the app for you.  Basically you project an image of Santa on a picture of your room so that it looks as if he has really visited.  I am not sure exactly how it works but just follow the link and try it for yourself.

Portable North Pole

This is one site I visit every year with my son, he takes Santa’s opinion about him very seriously.  This site is so cool because it gives you the opportunity to add pictures to a video of Santa and recommend if your child should go on the naughty or nice list.  We watch the video just before bedtime between looking at NORAD and the Christmas carols.

Personalize My Call

Santa Spy Cam

This is another evidence based app which allows you to superimpose elves and Santa on an image of a room in your house.  I haven’t tried it yet so I am not sure if it looks as this video when you do it yourself but it is worth a try.

Reindeer Cam

I think this is rather exciting simply because spotting any animal is fantastic – especially Santa’s reindeer.  Something tells me that as Christmas Eve approaches the images will get an awful lot busier and we will possibly get a glimpse of the man himself.

NORAD Santa

This is a great way to hurry up Christmas Eve bedtime because you can look at how close Santa is to your town.  NORAD stands for North American Aerospace Defend Command.  Normally NORAD checks our skies to make sure that no unwanted visitors cause us any bother.  Fans of Stargate will recognise the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, which is a real department.  Anyway from December 1st NORAD activate their Santa search website and track Santa’s journey around the world.  I love it when big serious organisations show that they are young at heart.

However you make the magic of Christmas happen remember to let the child in you come out and have a fantastic time.  We are going for cheap cheerful and tacky this year and going to have a childish time.

 

 

 

 

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