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15 holiday-themed apps, games, live wallpapers, and watch faces for Christmas 2020

15 holiday-themed apps, games, live wallpapers, and watch faces for Christmas 2020

Thanks to the limited filters on the Play Store, it can be challenging to find quality Christmas-themed apps, and since Christmas is right around the corner, I figured I'd go ahead and collect a few of the better apps, games, live wallpapers, and watch faces currently available on the Google Play Store. I have 15 listings in total with have been hand-picked by yours truly. So if you are looking for some fantastic Android-specific apps that sport a Christmas theme, you've clicked on the correct roundup.

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Pick up a Santa-themed Dead Zebra Android mini figurine for next year, because it won't arrive in time for Christmas

Pick up a Santa-themed Dead Zebra Android mini figurine for next year, because it won't arrive in time for Christmas

Dead Zebra's Christmas-themed Android figurine is now available — with a catch. You can order up one Santa Claus-dressed bugdroid (sack of gifts and glassed included), but it won't actually ship until the week of Christmas, and it's guaranteed to arrive after the date itself. That gives you a full year to put it in the closet and get ready for next year.

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Color in a sledding penguin with new Google Duo doodle drawings

Color in a sledding penguin with new Google Duo doodle drawings

Those video chats with your kids and their friends or relatives — via your phone or tablet, of course — are about to get plenty more festive with new AR face filters and some new color-in drawings to doodle on. The new doodle-able drawings are courtesy of Google Duo's relatively new family mode where the drawer can create works of art and the recipient can watch as they see it come to fruition, live on the line.

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St. Nick masks up for Christmas in Google's 2020 Santa Tracker update

St. Nick masks up for Christmas in Google's 2020 Santa Tracker update

COVID-19 may have thrown a wrench into people's holiday plans, but Google's Santa Tracker is back to keep us company while we're stuck at home. And this year, Google has given it a simple modification that makes it feel very 2020: gifting a pair of purple masks to Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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Waze adds tons of Santa stuff for Christmas, just in time for you to not drive to Grandma's house this year

Waze adds tons of Santa stuff for Christmas, just in time for you to not drive to Grandma's house this year

Waze is picking up a little bit of Christmas fun to go with the upcoming holiday season. Until the end of the month, drivers can take advantage of a new holiday theme loaded with three fun features: Santa's voice for navigation, a "Santa Mood" you can share with other folks on the road, and you can even drive around maps as Santa's present-laden sleigh.

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Holiday-themed Nest Hello Doorbell ringtones are back, with brand-new Kwanzaa chimes added

Holiday-themed Nest Hello Doorbell ringtones are back, with brand-new Kwanzaa chimes added

Google has made a charming habit of enabling special Nest Hello ringtones for holiday seasons, and that's continuing this year. We got some spooky Halloween sounds not long ago, and now it's time to greet visitors with some festive-themed chimes. In addition to the options that were available this time last year, Google has added a brand-new Kwanzaa category.

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Google and Santa are teaming up to bring the festive spirit to your devices (Update: APK Download)

Google and Santa are teaming up to bring the festive spirit to your devices (Update: APK Download)

Christmas Eve is only 20 days out, and as such, Google has teamed up with Santa's Elves just in time to spread the festive spirit around the world. Google Assistant will offer you fresh broadcasts from the North Pole Newscast every day, and the Elves have polished up the Google Santa Tracker, which lets you explore Santa's village starting today.

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A Christmas gift for Android Police readers: 60+ high-res wallpapers

A Christmas gift for Android Police readers: 60+ high-res wallpapers

Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, jolly Kwanzaa, or content December. I'll let you pick the greeting you identify with most. During this time of year it's lovely to focus on the things that bring us together, and one thing I think we can all agree on here at AP is that free stuff is awesome. In that spirit of awesomeness, I'd like to give each of you a small gift to celebrate Christmas (I'm doing the giving here, so I think I get to pick the occasion). 

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Google Santa Tracker now charting St. Nick's progress live through the sky

Google Santa Tracker now charting St. Nick's progress live through the sky

You know the season to be jolly is upon us when the Google Doodle has turned white and snowy. Another sign of the Christmas season's arrival we look forward to each year is when we start tracking the world's busiest Amazon delivery driver Santa Claus's progress in delivering presents with the Google Santa Tracker.

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Android Police Holiday Giveaway Roundup: All the cool things you can win from AP and our partners this week

Android Police Holiday Giveaway Roundup: All the cool things you can win from AP and our partners this week

Now that Christmas is so close that you can almost taste it many companies are running giveaways on AP to take part in the holiday spirit. They are offering some excellent deals and prizes, which would be a shame to miss out on. In an effort to collect every giveaway we are currently running in one place, we have put together this special holiday giveaway roundup for your convenience. As new giveaways are published, they will be added here, so make sure to keep an eye on this post in particular.

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