What's APPening? Christmas Classics
● By Aimee Cormier
By Gail Suberbielle
Twas the Night Before Christmas®
This version of the classic Christmas poem has hilarious 3D animation, complete with sound effects, “animated surprises” and more. Like Tacky’s Christmas, users can record themselves reading the poem, or choose from one of three different professional narrations. Animate the text, swipe or tap to turn pages, and enjoy the beautiful, but irreverent illustrations. There are dozens of apps with this name in the app store, so be sure to search for the one by Moving Tales. Cost: $2.99.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer®
We couldn’t resist just one more digital storybook, the time-honored classic of “Rudolph.” This digital storybook provides many of the same features as our other suggestions (pictures, vocabulary, music and personalized narration), but one of our favorite features of this storybook is the audio clips from the original 1964 television special. Designed for ages 2-8, we bet the rest of the family will love this app as much as the youngsters. Cost: $3.99.