Adventure Christmas: A Countdown to Christmas Game with Santa

Price: $.99

Adventure Christmas: iPhone Written App Review

A Christmas Calendar iPhone App Review

Reviewed by Valerie Lauer

Get your family in the holiday spirit in a whole new way with Adventure Christmas from Backpack Undertainment. Don’t let the name fool you, Adventure Christmas is actually a daily game for you to play while you countdown to the big day. It’s an awesome mix of Santa-filled fun and holiday suspense.


In Adventure Christmas iPhone app you play Santa’s helper, and it’s your job to make sure everything at the North Pole is ready for Christmas on time. You’ll help get the sleigh ready, decorate the tree, package presents, build a snowman and complete tons of other tasks with the help of Santa, Rudolph and other snowy friends.

This game is simple, but just plain awesome. The game play is appropriate for all-ages fun, and the graphics are amazing. It’s hard not to be jolly and bright when you’re playing Adventure Christmas. And, as you complete the day’s tasks, you’ll be reminded just how close Christmas is getting. There’s fun gameplay for all the days of December, but don’t worry, if you miss a few days you can still play catch up. Once you’re on the right day, it’s a lot of fun to play the days as they come. This is a great way to count down to Christmas with your kids.

We’re also big fans of the Adventure Christmas iPhone app’s festive soundtrack and multilingual support. Enjoy the app in English, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, German, Japanese and Spanish.

Layout & Design:

A Christmas Calendar iPhone App Review

Adventure Christmas

As we mentioned earlier, the graphics in this game are just spot on. The 3D rendering is beautiful, and the snowy wonderland is enchanting. It did take us a moment to get the hang of moving around our green little helper as he completes tasks, but the trick is to touch a spot to make him move there. Be careful not to get stuck behind furniture! Because our little buddy needs some help navigating corners and the like.

Settings, such as the sound toggle and an option to reset the game to day one, are located in a hidden menu. A simple touch of the dangling star ornament in the upper left-hand corner will drag it down for you to use. That’s a nice touch, since it will keep kids from randomly changing things.


Despite the detailed graphics we did not have any issues running Adventure Christmas. There is a note about functionality issues on the app’s description page that suggests closing other apps if you plan on playing, so if you do have problems don’t despair. A little general performance maintenance should clear up any issues.

Overall Value:

Adventure Christmas is a steal for $.99 and we suggest you go download this app now (especially if you have young children) and enjoy the fa-la-la-la fun this most wonderful time of the year. Sure, the app doesn’t have year-round appeal, but it’s an awesome deal and so well made that we can’t resist endorsing it fully. We think Santa would agree.

A Christmas Calendar iPhone App QR Code

Adventure Christmas


Adventure Christmas iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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One Response to “Adventure Christmas: A Countdown to Christmas Game with Santa”

  1. Santa says:

    Awesome Review. I really enjoy the game and my kids love it.

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