It's that most wonderful time of year for Christmas, when friends and families can bond, share quality time together and exchange gifts.

And your smartphone can join in on the fun. Send out holiday greetings, count down to the big day, play holiday-themed games and more with this assortment of the best Christmas apps.

Here is just a sample of what's out there:

Dr. Seuss's classic Christmas tale, "How The Grinch Stole Christmas," is brought to life as an interactive e-book app.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Disney's "A Royal Christmas" is an interactive story and activity book that delivers a series of holiday-themed tales featuring Disney Princesses Cinderella, Ariel and Tiana.

For adults Red Stamp allows you to create customized greeting cards from the comfort of your device's screen.

Outfit7 takes the formula behind Talking Tom apps and gives it all a Christmas spin with Talking Santa, a software toy app that allows you to play around with jolly Saint Nick.

For you and your coworkers here's one to play with: The Elf Yourself

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