Whether you’re headed out to entertain the neighbors or just want to have a festive singalong at home, check out these great apps for honing your Christmas caroling skills!
Jolly Jingle (Free) Kids will love learning the lyrics to their favorite carols with this animated interactive singing app. You can choose between versions with kids singing or instrumental versions to use as background music while caroling – lyrics run across the top in all versions. Kids can also play with the animations while they listen and learn, which have fun surprises and sound effects. The free version includes Rudoph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, or you can get all five songs for $2.99 in the premium version.
Christmas Song Machine HD ($0.99) Here is another kid-friendly Christmas caroling app, featuring both song lyrics and interactive animations and sound effects for kids to enjoy while learning their favorite songs. The five-star rated app comes with five of the most popular and well-known carols, including Jingle Bells and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
Sing Along Christmas Carols Free (Free) This app brings karaoke-style flair to the caroling experience, highlighting the syllables as they go along with the pretty background piano music. You can pause and rewind or fast forward as you’re singing to help you get the hang of the lyrics, plus there are links to download the instrumental songs from iTunes. The free version comes with three songs, plus two bonuses for reviewing the app and sharing it with friends. Get a whopping 50 more songs for ust $4.99 with the premium version.
Christmas Piano with Free Songs (Free) Have fun learning both the lyrics and how to play your favorite carols with this fun piano app. The app lets you choose between Sing Along and Play Along. The Sing Along includes karaoke-style lyrics while you watch the piano keys play, and the Play Along includes the lyrics while you attempt to play the songs yourself – the keys light up for you to help you along, but it’s still quite a challenge!
The Christmas Carol Songbook ($4.99)
If your caroling style is more traditional and classic, this app is the one for you. It includes 40 songs, from the well-known to more obscure, all with lyrics and old-fashioned sheet music. Background piano music plays as you follow along for a truly authentic caroling experience.