Best advent apps for iPhone

James Thornton


Many of us open Windows every day on our PCs, but in December we can open more fun types of windows. If you haven’t got an advent calendar in your house then perhaps you’d like to try a more futuristic version – by installing an advent app on your iPhone. There’s plenty of fun to be had with these applications, so go grab them now. Remember, you can start using them from today!

A-Story-A-Day Advent Calendar Christmas

A-Story-A-Day Advent CalendarA-Story-A-Day Advent Calendar Christmas will help you get in the festive spirit with a series of 25 Christmas stories.  Stories include A Christmas Carol, The Gift of the Magi, and Christmas in Poganuc. There is a choice of different calendar themes you can apply, and the application even plays Christmas carols in the background as you read. It’s all very elegantly designed, making the stories easy to read. Price: $1.99

Christmas Advent Games

Christmas Advent GamesThere’s plenty of fun to be had with Christmas Advent Games, an app which allows you to play a different holiday puzzle every day. Among the treats hiding behind the windows are a bottle cap-matching memory game, a snowflake catching game, and a picture puzzle. With three difficulty levels, Christmas Advent Games is a delight for the whole family. Price: 99 cents

Christmas Calendar

Christmas CalendarAnother great interactive advent calendar, this app offers 24 different seasonal animations to get you in the mood. Set around a festive village, Christmas Calendar includes interactive animations based all the usual themes, such as a Christmas tree, star, presents, and a fireplace. The app also belts out a selection of classic carols, including Silent Night, Jingle Bells and We wish you a Merry Christmas. Price: 99 cents


If you’re looking for an advent app that represents the true meaning of yuletide, then the traditionally-themed Christmas+ is well worth checking out. It features an illustrated calendar based around the nativity scene, with 24 holy images behind each window. The app doubles up as a Christmas carol player, with a selection of nine hymns, including Good King Wenceslas, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and O Little Town of Bethlehem. Price: 99 cents


ChristmasLocked until today, Christmas!! is an app that offers a series of festive delights in the run-up to the big day. Besides an advent calendar packed with surprises, Christmas!! lets you create your gift list, read funny festive jokes, listen to Christmas songs, play games, and grab install wintry wallpapers. There’s even a countdown that tells you exactly how long it is until Christmas Day.

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