It is that time of year again when we hear classic Christmas carols, see beautiful holiday decorations, and witness the hustle and bustle of the season. How much time do you have left to buy all of those gifts? What do you do when it is time to take a break from online shopping? Here are ten festive extensions that can help you count down to the holiday and also have a little fun with Chrome.
Let the Countdown Begin
Christmas Day Countdown is a neat holiday app because not only do you see an attractive countdown until Christmas, but you can listen to festive music and even play a game. The countdown displays in days, hours, minutes, and seconds.
There is a variety of music to choose from, with holiday mixes from around the world. And, the game is really a cute bonus where you catch falling items like candy canes, stockings, and stars in your sleigh. Christmas Day Countdown definitely brings some cheerfulness to your everyday Chrome experience.
Days ‘til Christmas – Countdown is another app you can keep open in one of your Chrome tabs that shows how much time is left until Christmas. With days, hours, minutes, and seconds as well, this one is a bit more basic than Christmas Day Countdown. There are no bells and whistles or jolly music, but if you just want a simple countdown so you know how many shopping days you have left, then Days ‘til Christmas works well.
Christmas Clock – the Xmas Countdown is another very basic app to countdown the days until Christmas. As with the others, it displays the countdown in days, hours, minutes, and seconds. If you move your mouse around on the screen, you will see the falling snow change direction. So, for another cool countdown, Christmas Clock is a good option.
If you prefer a browser extension with a handy button over an app, so that you can just click to see how long until Santa arrives, then Countdown to Christmas is a cute one. Along with the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until Christmas, you will see a jovial, waving Santa Claus. Time is ticking until Christmas arrives, so keep track with a tap.
Toys, Treats, and Goodies
Make sure you are ready to sing some holiday cheer this year with Learn Your Christmas Carols. This is a helpful app that provides you the lyrics to tons of holiday classics. In addition, you can check out video performances of the songs by famous artists like LeAnn Rimes and Mariah Carey.
You can also search for songs by specific artists. So, Learn Your Christmas Carols and be prepared to sing your heart out around the holiday tree.
For something a little silly for adults or just enjoyable for kids is Christmas Coloring Game. Just select your picture and your color to create your holiday work of art. This app offers pictures for other holidays or just everyday objects.
You can also easily grab a printable version of the image if you want to color it with actual crayons. Christmas Coloring Game is good for some quick festive fun.
For a fun break away from online shopping, try Christmas Solitaire from ChristmasSolitaire.com. With classic Klondike gameplay, the game has a simple holiday theme with Christmas tree card backs and a snowy village background.
There are a few sound effects during gameplay that can be disabled, you can undo moves, and you can also play in full screen mode. Christmas Solitaire is your basic game with a jolly theme.
Another fun game when you have a few minutes to spare is Christmas Mahjong from www.christmasmahjong.com. With the same type of theme as Christmas Solitaire, Christmas Mahjong has gingerbread men, candy canes, toy soldiers, and ornaments on the tiles.
You can play in full screen, undo moves, get a hint when needed, and shuffle the tiles. Enjoy a few minutes making matches with Christmas Mahjong.
If you are more of a Sudoku fan, then there is an app for you too. Christmas Sudoku from SudokuChristmas.com has a nifty Christmas theme. There is a colorful string of lights around the game board and the numbers you choose are wrapped as gifts.
You can use note mode and if you place an incorrect number, you will have time added to your clock as a penalty. Christmas Sudoku is a fun game for fans of number puzzles.
Christmas Quest is a holiday-themed game of Memory. Flip over the tiles containing pictures of ornaments, snowmen, and sleighs to make matches. You score for every pair you find and can play over and over to try and beat your score. Christmas Quest has a classic concept with pretty imagery.
Spreading the Cheer
For counting down or having fun, these Christmas Chrome add-ons can really bring some fun holiday cheer to your browsing experience. Do you have any favorite holiday apps or extensions for Chrome that you use every year?
Feel free to share your suggestions in the comments below. Happy Holidays!
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