It’s the most wonderful time of the year! If you’re playing with your thumbs waiting for Santa, we’ve rounded up some of the best Christmas games to play on Android and iOS.
Whether running a festive farm, decorating a home, or baking Christmas logs, these Christmas-themed mobile games for Android and iOS are sure to keep you in the festive spirit. So put on your flashiest jumper, hang up the stocking, and dive into the fun.
1. Christmas cookie
If you have children, they may leave cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve. Until then, play this excellent matching game. In Christmas Cookie, swipe and tap to line up the cookies to match or combine. You’ll earn power-ups as you progress, with the goal of clearing the board as quickly as possible.
If you’ve already mastered Candy Crush Saga, you should know what to expect here. With over 2,500 levels and special events and challenges on the way, there’s enough in this matching game to keep you busy until the new year.
2. Farm Snow
This game allows you to visit Santa Claus on his North Pole farm and build snowmen, make gifts and take care of magical animals. You’ll need to build toy factories and harvest trees if you want your farm to be ready in time for the big day.
Mechanically, Farm Snow is a city building game, which means you have to tap to build and collect things. Having to wait for tasks to complete in real time can be a drag, but the added Christmas charm should help.
3. Christmas Solitaire
Sure, you can play regular solitaire on your smartphone, but it doesn’t have a holiday theme. At this time of year, you prefer Christmas Solitaire. You need to stack the cards in order, drawing from the deck at the right time. There are power-ups to help you out if needed, offering increased match odds or highlighting cards to show valid moves.
Of course, it’s Christmas themed, so each level takes place against a joyous festive backdrop, and since there are 100 levels, it’s a lot of holiday fun.
Discharge: Christmas solitaire for Android (Free in-app purchases available)
4. Christmas Tales: The Gift of the Magi
Delve into a mysterious winter tale with this Big Fish adventure. Your sister is placed on the naughty list and an evil spirit takes her away. It’s up to you to get him back in time for Christmas.
This is primarily a hidden object game, with wonderfully detailed and colorful visuals, but it’s wrapped up in an intriguing story and also has fun mini-games along the way. Plus, there are collectibles and achievements to earn.
5. Christmas puzzles
For many, puzzles are a relaxing way to pass the time, especially during the holiday season. But the problem with puzzles is that you need a lot of space, which Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles app solves.
This game offers a great selection of festive puzzles to keep you busy, and you can increase the difficulty by choosing how many pieces each puzzle has. You can also adjust options such as whether the pieces automatically snap into place.
Plus, it offers more than just traditional puzzles. There are also switch, slider, and rotation puzzles that use the same seasonal images. It keeps track of your best score on all of these, perfect for challenging friends and family.
Discharge: Christmas puzzles for Android (Free premium version available)
6. Delicious – A Christmas Carol
One of the best things about Christmas is all the food. But if you’ve had too much turkey, you can still get your fix in the digital world. She takes control of Emily as she leads her diners through 61 story levels and 30 challenge levels.
Customers will come to request their orders and it is your job to prepare them, serve them and collect payment. Make sure you are on time, or else you will have unhappy customers. With lovely music and charm, this restaurant management game is a joy to play.
7. Christmas Games: Toy Party
Toy Party is a great Christmas app for kids and is sure to keep them out of your hair for a while. There are nine games on offer. As children play, they earn stars that they exchange for virtual toys to decorate a festive room. Games include puzzles, mazes, dominoes, and more.
The difficulty is adjustable and there are more than 300 levels to play in all the games. With a simple interface, lovely music, and a fun party atmosphere, kids will love it.
Keep your kids entertained this Christmas
Hopefully, you’ve found a Christmas-themed mobile game on this list that you like and keep you (or your offspring) busy until Santa sticks his head up the chimney. Of course, these games aren’t just for Christmas. You can enjoy them all year long, just to get that seasonal magic whenever you want.