Best “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Apps [Updated for 2022]

Get ready for the festive season with the story of the Grinch

We Reviewed The Best “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Apps So You Don’t Have To. Here Are Our Top Picks.

What better way to celebrate the festive season than to load up on some Christmas cheer through the story of the Grinch that Stole Christmas. Our resident moms have gone through the App Store and found the ultimate list of Grinch-related apps for this holiday season.

“How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” is a true classic and one of my favorite Christmas books of all time. Now “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” is available as an ebook, a game app and a cool photography app for kids. Developed by Oceanhouse Media – yes, we’ve featured them before – this collection of fun Christmas apps is the perfect accompaniment to the iPhone / iPod  and for the ebook, available as an universal app which looks even more fabulous on the iPad.

And like every great idea, there are a few other products that imitate the one and only Grinch that are worth a look. Be sure to check out the whole list!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! - Dr. Seuss - Oceanhouse MediaHow The Grinch Stole Christmas! – Dr. Seuss

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

Christmas is not complete without the Grinch, and now the green fellow can live right on  your phone or tablet. This ebook of the classic Christmas story features “Read To Me”, “Read To Myself” and “Autoplay” modes. The Dr. Seuss classic, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” comes to life with playful interactivity, delightful animations and fun activities for only $3.99!

The app is awesome and we love the interaction. Tap and drag to find playful surprises throughout the book and find hidden stars on every page to reveal fun activities. There’s nothing Grinchy about this classic from Oceanhouse Media. The kids will love it and it is great way to enjoy this wonderful story.

Dr. Seuss Camera - The Grinch EditionDr. Seuss Camera – The Grinch Edition

iOS App Store

Turn yourself into the Grinch and other characters and send as ecards to friends and family. For only ninety-nine cents, it’s a can’t lose proposition to include this highly-rated app in your holiday collection.

Take pictures with Seuss characters or choose to become the Grinch, his faithful friend Max, or even little Cindy-Lou Who. Personalize cards with comical and colorful stamps, borders and classic Seussian text. Grinchmas cards can be shared with friends & family on Facebook, Instagram, Messages, Email, Twitter, Airdrop, or saved to the Photos.

Children and adults alike will enjoy creating whimsical Grinchmas Cards.

Grinch on a video callGrinch Video Call Simulator

Google Play Store

Young kids will be absolutely amazed and older kids amused when the Grinch himself calls or sends a video message this holiday season. The app actually allows you to choose calls and messages from a number of favorite Christmas characters, and in some cases, you can even live chat with them. It’s all simulated, of course, but it’s loads of fun!

Some users have complained that it does get a little repetitive, so be sure you take that into account when planning just how many calls and messages you want to use. But it’s free to download and there are no in-app purchases, so enjoy!

blank coloring book Grinch head on a rainbow backgroundGrinch Coloring Book Game

Google Play Store

Christmas is always a busy time, and younger kids will need something quick and easy to do on car rides, while waiting, or when they get bored on school breaks. The Grinch Coloring Book Game gives families one more seasonal option to occupy youngsters so they don’t land on Santa’s Naughty List!

This app is free to download, and has no in-app purchases. You can even make the coloring pages available offline for those times when there is no wi-fi. Kids will love bringing their favorite characters to life with brilliant colors.