45 Christmas Games for the iPhone/iPod Touch

Speed Tap Games

Christmas with Weezer (aka Tap Tap Revenge featuring Weezer’s 2008 Christmas EP) – $4.99

Christmas Elf – $1.99

Save Santa – $0.99

Gift Grab – FREE

Xmas in Space : Play-a-Long Christmas Carols – FREE

iHoHoHo – $0.99


Racing Games
Santa Wings: Rudolph’s Christmas Flight – $1.99

The Reindeer Games – $0.99


Adventure

iSanta – $0.99

iEscapade XmasIsland – $2.99

Elf Run – $0.99

Kusari Christmas Edition – $0.99

JingleJumble – FREE


Trivia

Christmas Trivia: Are You Smarter Than Santa? -$0.99


Stacking Games

Christmas Gift Stack – $0.99

Gaia Christmas Edition – $0.99


Word

Christmas Spell – $1.99 (or try the FREE Lite version)

Christmas Characters – $0.99


Linking Pieces Games (a la Bejeweled)

Snowed in 7 – White Christmas – FREE

Match ‘n’ Burst – $1.99

Menzel’s Christmas Game – $0.99


Puzzle

Christmas Puzzle – $1.99

iFinity – Christmas Edition – $1.99

iJiggle – $1.99 or iJiggle2 for $2.99

Christmas Puzzles – $0.99


Matching/Memory Games

Christmas Matching for Kids – $0.99

Christmas Match – Kids Memory Game – $0.99

Christmas Match – FREE

meromy + Christmas edition $0.99 or FREE

Christmas memory game – $0.99 or FREE

Santa’s Memory Tuner – $0.99

aMatch Xmas – $0.99

X’mas PhotoMatch – $0.99


Connecting Games

Christmas Lights Plus – $0.99 or FREE

Neon (shine) – $0.99


Target

Gift Feaver – $0.99

Screen shot 2009-11-30 at 8.16.24 PM iSnowFight – Christmas Game – $0.99

Santa’s Night Shift – $0.99


Collecting Pieces

GoSanta! – FREE

Jingle Balls – $0.99

helpSanta – $0.99


Casino

Santa Slots – $0.99


Miscellaneous

perspico xmas – $1.99

Mini Golf Holiday Edition – $0.99

iLander – Christmas Edition – $0.99

New Design: Happy Holly Greeting Card

A new greeting card has arrived at The Holly Leaf: Happy Holly. A modern holly leaf design is paired with the familiar yet cheerful Christmas greeting – “Happy Holidays.” As with all cards on The Holly Leaf, bulk savings are available. Order today!

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LEGO Provides Christmas Build Instructions on Website

legosnowmanscreenshotIf your kids are into LEGO, then you’ll want to check out the Christmas build instructions LEGO has on their website. They can learn how to build a wreath, snowman, reindeer, candy cane, candle, and a ton more. There are still two more mystery instructions yet to be released – on Nov. 19 and 26.

The last date for ordering Pick-A-Brick individual pieces on the LEGO website in the United States is December 6th if you want them by Christmas. So you might want to hurry if you want to get the right pieces for these builds.

Otherwise, buy a big box of LEGOs and hope for the best. Or better yet – have the kids use their imagination and make their own versions of these Christmas builds!

Two New Designs: Star Tree and Sketchy Tree

There are two new designs in our store: Star Tree and Sketchy Tree.

startreeblogpostThe Star Tree is a modern Christmas tree design created with stars. An array of green hues helps to accentuate the star shapes. It’s available for men’s long sleeve and short sleeve t-shirts.

Leave a comment if you would like it to be made available for a different product.

sketchytreeblogpostThe second design is called Sketchy Tree. I just love the “sketch” type of design that’s popular right now. You can see it on movie posters, album artwork, t-shirts. This is a fun design trend, and I hope to include it on more The Holly Leaf designs.

Again, this design was specifically made for men’s short and long sleeved shirts. But leave a comment if you’d like it to be added to additional products.

Movies Coming Out in Theaters on Christmas Day 2009

Here’s a list of movies being released on December 25, 2009

Sherlock Holmes – based on the 1887 fictional character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, and Rachel McAdams

It’s Complicated – Romantic comedy. 2 men vie for the affections of a woman. Starring Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, and Alec Baldwin.

Up in the Air – Adapted from the 2001 novel of the same name written by Walter Kirn. Plot revolves around a man whose job it is to travel the country and fire people for the corporation he works for. This film will have a limited release December 4 and 11, but Christmas is when it gets the wide U.S. national release. Stars George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Jason Bateman and Danny McBride.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – The leader of a travelling theater troupe must rescue his daughter after making a deal with the devil. This is the last film starring Heath Ledger, who died during production. Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Ferrell play the transformations of Ledger’s character in his wake.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel – The Chipmunks give up the ill-fated fame of the 2006 film to go to school. They enter a $25,000 contest to save their school’s music program. Stars Jason Lee and Zachary Levi.

New Design: Festive Flurries

We have a new design: Festive Flurries. White snowflakes are set against a red background. Sometimes, it’s nice to keep it simple. This design is featured on a magnet and a sticker.

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48 Christmas Albums for 2009

We’ve compiled a list of 2009 Christmas album releases. Most of them are brand new with some digital remasters thrown in for good measure.

Pop

If On a Winter’s Night… by Sting Sting - If On a Winter's Night (Bonus Track Version)
Christmas in the Heart by Bob Dylan Bob Dylan - Christmas In the Heart
Midwinter Graces by Tori Amos Tori Amos - Midwinter Graces
A Cherry Cherry Christmas by Neil Diamond Neil Diamond - A Cherry Cherry Christmas
In The Swing of Christmas by Barry Manilow Barry Manilow - In the Swing of Christmas (Bonus Track Version)
The Hymns & Carols of Christmas by Jim Brickman Jim Brickman - The Hymns & Carols of Christmas
Songs To Celebrate 25 Days Of Christmas by Various (for ABC Family) Hilary Duff - Songs to Celebrate 25 Days of Christmas
Christmas from the Heart by David Archuleta David Archuleta - Christmas from the Heart

Big Band, Swing and Oldies

Christmas with Sinatra and Friends by Frank Sinatra (New Collection) Frank Sinatra - Christmas With Sinatra and Friends
The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole (New Digitally Remastered Edition) Nat "King" Cole - The Christmas Song
The Spirit of Christmas by Ray Charles (Digital Remaster) Ray Charles - The Spirit of Christmas
My Kind Of Christmas by Dean Martin (New Collection) Dean Martin - My Kind of Christmas

R&B

Ultimate Christmas Collection by Jackson 5 (Digital remaster + Tribute to Michael Jackson) Jackson 5 - Ultimate Christmas Collection
Home is the Essence of Christmas by Joe Joe - Home Is the Essence of Christmas
Christmas Musiq by Musiq Soulchild Musiq Soulchild - Christmas Musiq

Soundtrack

A Christmas Story SoundtrackCarl Zittrer & Paul Zaza - A Christmas Story (Music from the Motion Picture)
A Christmas Carol (Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Alan Silvestri Alan Silvestri - A Christmas Carol (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Country & Bluegrass

Gold and Green by Sugarland Sugarland - Gold and Green
If Every Day Could Be Christmas by Richie McDonald Richie McDonald - If Every Day Could Be Christmas
Make It Christmas by Rodney Carrington Rodney Carrington - Make It Christmas
Joy To The World – A Bluegrass Christmas by Charlie Daniels Charlie Daniels - Joy to the World - A Bluegrass Christmas
Christmas Cheer by The Boxmasters The Boxmasters - Christmas Cheer
NOW That’s What I Call A Country Christmas by Various Tanya Tucker - Now That's What I Call a Country Christmas

A Capella

Christmas Cheers by Straight No Chaser Straight No Chaser - Christmas Cheers

Surf and Hawaiian

Christmas Harmonies by Beach Boys The Beach Boys - Christmas Harmonies

Christian Contemporary & Gospel

Glory in the Highest: Christmas Songs by Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin - Glory In the Highest: Christmas Songs of Worship
Christmas with the Annie Moses Band Annie Moses Band - Christmas With the Annie Moses Band by the Annie Moses Band
Christ Is Come by Big Daddy Weave Big Daddy Weave - Christ Is Come
How Many Kings by Downhere downhere - How Many Kings - Single
Christmas Like This by Ayiesha Woods Ayiesha Woods - Christmas Like This
Love, Peace, Joy at Christmas by Trin-i-tee 5:7 Trin-I-Tee 5:7 - Love, Peace, Joy At Christmas
Family Christmas by Clark Sisters The Clark Sisters - Family Christmas
Sandi Patty Christmas LIVE by Sandi Patty Sandi Patty - Sandi Patty Christmas LIVE
Christmas with Bill & Gloria and Their Homecoming Friends by Bill & Gloria Gaither Bill & Gloria Gaither - Christmas With Bill & Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends
Every Light That Shines At Christmas by Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Ernie Haase & Signature Sound - Every Light That Shines At Christmas
Gotta Have Gospel! Christmas by Various Artists

Classical and Instrumental

My Christmas by Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli - My Christmas
The Irish Tenors Christmas by The Irish Tenors The Irish Tenors - The Irish Tenors Christmas
Christmas Chants by Gregorian Gregorian - Christmas Chants
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas 25th Anniversary Collection by Mannheim Steamroller Mannheim Steamroller - Mannheim Steamroller Christmas - 25th Anniversary Collection
What If Mozart Wrote “White Christmas” by Northern Lights Orchestra The Northern Lights Orchestra - What If Mozart Wrote "White Christmas"
A Festive Baroque Christmas by Academy of Ancient Music & Paul Goodwin Academy of Ancient Music & Paul Goodwin - A Festive Baroque Christmas

Kids

Disney Princess Christmas Album by
Various Artists
Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty & Snow White - Disney Princess Christmas Album
Disney Christmas Magic 2009 by Disney Characters Pooh and Tigger - Disney Holiday Magic 2009
Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm Singing Songs Of Christmas by Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm (Digital Release) Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm - Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm Singing Songs of Christmas
Dora’s Christmas by Dora the Explorer Dora the Explorer - Dora's Christmas
Connie Talbot’s Holiday Magic by Connie Talbot Connie Talbot - Connie Talbot's Holiday Magic

Charitable

A Very Special Christmas Volume 7 by Various benefits the Special Olympics (To be Released on November 23, 2009)
Note: Bob Dylan’s CD featured in the Pop Section will benefit Feeding America

Movie Review: Disney’s A Christmas Carol

Disney’s A Christmas Carol is a great version of a popular classic. Yes, Charles Dickens’ book has been made into a movie dozens of times. But this is truly a wonderful interpretation.

Robert Zemeckis both wrote and directed this version. He was at the helm of The Polar Express and Beowulf, both of which used performance capture. This is when you film the movements of an actor, which are translated to digital animation. Zemeckis continues to perfect his performance capture art in this latest work.

His A Christmas Carol is extremely imaginative and magical. Jim Carrey plays Ebenezer Scrooge, and he is joined by acting contemporaries Colin Firth, Gary Oldman and Robin Wright Penn. The way Zemeckis has the three ghosts of Christmas take Scrooge on his journeys through the past, present and future is fast-paced and adventurous.

It is HIGHLY recommended that you see the film in 3D. The graphics are amazing. Beware of taking younger kids, as the end of the movie gets pretty dark.

Have you seen Disney’s A Christmas Carol? What is your opinion of the film? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

75+ Free Christmas-Themed Online Games

MiniClip.com

Present Panic
Empty Santa’s Sack
Sleigh Shot
Elfquilibrium
Snow Line
Snow Line 2
Deep Freeze
Merlin’s Christmas
Santa’s Cannon
Merry Christmas
Santa Ski Jump
Santa’s Factory
Rooftop Hop
Winter Workout
BlackJack Elf
Adventure Elf
Wrap Attack

Armor Games

The Nutcracker
Santastic Santa
Snow Throw
Santa’s Rampage
Mischievous A Christmas Adventure
Finding Santa
Jingle Ballistics
Candy Cane Crisis
BlitzKringle
Christmas Attack

ABC Family

Santa’s Workshop
Treasure Hunt
Santa’s Snowboarding Jump Challenge
Holiday Mahjongg
Snow Hockey

AddictingGames.com

Santa Fartypants
A Sugg Christmas
12 Holes of X-Mas
Salvo Holiday Edition
Christmas Castle Defense
James the Christmas Zebra
Christmas Elf Game
Evil Santa Generator
Pimp My Christmas Tree
Reindeer Tipping
Santa’s Snowball
Slingshot Santa
Xmas Card FPS
Xtreme Xmas Shopping
Christmas Combat (2 player)

PlayedOnline.com

Merlin’s Christmas 2
Santa Caught Christmas
Night Before Christmas
Gatuno in Christmas
Bliinky Christmas Dressup
Keyboard Warrior, Christmas Puzzle Edition
Light Up the Christmas Tree Puzzle
Christmas Smash
Christmas Cannon
Christmas Threes
Christmas Crunch
Christmas Break
Christmas Elf Game
Merlin’s Christmas 3

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Casper’s Haunted Christmas
Christmas Cat
Christmas Decoration
Christmas Eve Escape
Christmas Gift Escape
Christmas Race
Christmas Zombie Defence

Kaboose Funschool (aimed at school-aged kids, requires Adobe Shockwave)

Santa Flibriks
Arctic Antics
Evil Elves
Evil Elves 2
Winter Holidays
Santa Balls
Santa Balls 2

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Frosty Flips

12 Christmas Video Games for Console and PC

There aren’t too many Christmas video games out there, compared to other genres, anyway. But we’ve compiled a list of Christmas video games developed for consoles and personal computer gaming. Stay tuned to future posts for lists of Christmas online casual games, mobile app games and traditional board games.

  1. We Wish You a Merry Christmas by Destineer for the Wii
  2. Disney’s A Christmas Carol by Disney for Nintendo DS
  3. Dr. Seuss: How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Zoo Games for Nintendo DS
  4. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie’s Revenge by Buena Vista for PS2 and Xbox
  5. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King by Buena Vista for Gameboy Advance
  6. Holly: A Christmas Tale by V-Games for Windows Vista/XP
  7. Christmas Nights into Dreams by Sega for Sega Saturn
  8. Chicken Invaders 3 Christmas Edition by InterAction Studios for Windows Vista/XP
  9. A Christmas Story by Para Media for Windows 95/98
  10. Santa Claus Saves The Earth by Telegames Game Boy Advance
  11. Piggly Christmas Edition by InterAction Studios for Windows Vista / XP
  12. Christmas Quest by Spinapse for Mac OS X

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