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Holiday iPhone Apps
With all the parties to plan, goodies to bake and presents to buy, the most wonderful time of the year is also the busiest time of the year. Those looming to-do lists and the stress that comes with them can take a toll on your bodies and Christmas spirit. Luckily, we've compiled the 25 best holiday iPhone apps to make your lives a lot easier (and more fun!) this Christmas, from easy holiday e-vites to virtual cookbooks. Consider this our gift to you! - Heather Leister
HOLIDAY TRAVEL | Packing (+To Do)
Holiday traveling with kids can be a pain. Not only are there baby clothes to pack but diapers, strollers and car seats - we're stressed just thinking about it! Never fear, terrified parents: Packing (+To Do) will keep you organized and prepared. This app allows you to create unlimited packing lists and customize them by deleting or adding items to fit your travel plans. Sample lists are available, as well as lists made specifically for male or female travelers and light packers. Items may be sorted by what's packed and what's still unpacked, and those traveling by plane can keep track of their items' total weight to avoid those overweight-luggage fees.
FOR THE KIDS | Santa Message2U
If you need a little extra help in the holiday magic-making department, check out the Santa Message2U app, which lets you record messages as “Santa” and play them back for your kids. The app’s voice-modulation feature makes your voice sound exactly like the jolly guy himself or – even funnier! – one of the elves in the North Pole. You can add in background noises from Santa’s workshop for extra authenticity, and all messages can be saved and replayed for your children as many times as they want.