The most wonderful time of the year is finally upon us, as Christmas inches so close that we can practically taste that delicious turkey and mashed potatoes with gravy!
While spending time with family can be a wonderful, enriching experience, there are many of us that are not looking forward to being involved once the conversation turn to politics. When the first uncle starts his yearly monologue about immigration policy and the social security, it’s the perfect time to disappear into your mobile and allow yourself to enjoy the innocence and wonder of holiday season by playing some comforting Christmas themed games!
Since we know that your budget will probably be all spent from buying all those presents for your loved ones (read: your consoles), we have decided to put together the most complete list of the best free holiday themed mobile games you will find anywhere. You can thank us later!
Angry Birds Seasons (Rovio Entertainment, Free)
What would the holidays be without perennial favorite mobile heroes, Angry Birds? The birds are at it again, this time trying to save Xmas from bad-tempered snowmen and their mortal enemies the Pigs.
Rovio Entertainment’s Christmas episodes have been a holiday tradition, with them producing 7 Christmas-themed episodes to date. Each one of these episodes contains 25 unique levels levels, designed to offer players a level for each day leading up to Xmas day – acting as some sort of gaming advent calendar.
The first episode, Season’s Greedings, was released in 2010 with an episode being released each year all the way up to last year’s Nordic themed Christmas episode “Ragnahog” in which the birds must defeat the Viking Pigs. So no matter how long Uncle Tom drolls on, you’ll have plenty of Angry Bird holiday action to look forward to!
Angry Birds Seasons is available for download on Android and iOS.
Santa’s Wild Ride (Microgaming, Free or Real Money)
Slot gamers rejoice as biker Santa is taking a wild ride into town! In this free to play Xmas themed slot by Microgaming, Santa comes bearing plenty of gifts along with his elves and sexy female assistant! Collect 3 or more of any of the holiday themed symbols – including Xmas cookies, beer and even Santa’s motorcycle – in any adjacent reels and you will win plenty of coins. If you manage to collect 3 of Santa’s ‘Blitzin’ keys, however, you will win 25 free spins along with plenty of Wild action.
Santa’s Wild Ride is available to play for free or for real money prizes at Ninja Casino.
Christmas Riddles (Apprope, Free)
If instead of retreating to your mobile you are looking to change the conversation to something a lot more festive, Christmas Riddles is the perfect game for you and your family. Containing hundreds of fun riddles and brainteasers, this game will test your family’s Christmas spirit by challenging their memory, concentration and overall Xmas knowledge! So gather round by the fire and bring your family closer together for the perfect holiday quiz.
Christmas Riddles is available for download on Google Play and iOS.
Christmas Sweeper 2 (Happy Planet Games, Free)
If you are a fan of the endlessly addictive ‘Swap and Match’ puzzle games like Bejeweled and the Candy Crush Saga series, Christmas Sweeper is sure to be your favorite new holiday game. Replacing gems and candy with all sorts of Xmas items like bells, Christmas trees, ornaments and gingerbread men, this popular sequel offers players over 175 levels of exciting holiday themed puzzle action! Who knew sweeping on Christmas could be so much fun!
Christmas Sweeper 2 is available for download on Android and iOS.
Santa’s Village (Making Fun, Free)
If you’ve ever wanted to take control of Santa’s Village in the North Polo, Making Fun’s magnificent game is sure to give you quite a thrill ride. Featuring beautiful 3D graphics and animations, this game is a real treat for the whole family.
Allowing you to customize Santa’s Village with over 120 different buildings and decorations, you will be in charge of building houses for Santa’s elves, teaching reindeer how to fly, making the village as merry as possible, and keeping out the evil Grumpkins that will try to infiltrate the village to ruin Christmas for everyone. How do you keep them out? The old fashioned way… with a good snowball fight!
Follow the quests sent to you by Santa himself, and choose the toys you want to build in each workshop to make sure the children will receive the gifts they want.
Santa’s Village is available for download on Android and iOS.
Doodle Jump Christmas Special (Lima Sky LLC, Free)
If you are a fan of the original Doodle Jump, the first real mega hit for the iPhone and one of the best-selling apps of all time, you are sure to enjoy this special holiday version.
Featuring the same simple yet addictive controls and graphics, Doodle Jump Christmas Special features all new wonderful holiday artwork, new paths and challenges, and of course new monsters ready to bring you down at every step!
While this game certainly doesn’t reinvent the wheel from its predecessor, it’s certainly worth a try if you enjoyed the originally… particularly as it is completely free!
Doodle Jump Christmas Special is available for download on Android and iOS.
Noogra Nuts Seasons (Bengigi, Free)
In this special edition of the popular arcade series Noogra Nuts, winter is coming – just like the Starks always warned us!
Play as Noogra the squirrel who is trying to prepare for Christmas by head-butting the nuts falling from the sky in order to open them. The more of them you manage to open and eat, the more points you will get. Just make sure to avoid the falling rocks, the rotten nuts, the tumble weeds and the giant snowballs, or Noogra will not have himself a very merry Christmas!
Use the accelerometer to control Noogra’s movement and use the points you’ve earned to buy him hats that will give him special powers! Don’t let Noogra end up like that squirrel from the Ice Age movies!