With the holiday season already starting to heat up, a huge number of Christmas themed iPhone apps have been hitting the app store in recent weeks. Here are our top 5 holiday-inspired apps guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit, all without costing you a cent.

#1 OvenBreak Infinity

Lead Ginger Brave the gingerbread man through a number of new Christmas themed levels in OvenBreak Infinity, jumping and sliding your way to freedom in this bright and colorful action game from Devsisters.

#2 Christmas Tale

Bring the story of Santa to life with Christmas Tale from TabTale, a beautifully illustrated interactive book for children of all ages. You can visit Santa’s home to view a Christmas countdown or decorate a tree in the family living room as well as interact with fun little activities on each page that make the story truly come alive.

#3 Christmas Tree Maker

Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit like putting up a Christmas tree and now you can design and create your very own tree right on your iPhone with Christmas Tree Maker from Sunstorm Interactive. Choose backgrounds, select a tree, add garland, balls, lights, ornaments, toppers and gifts to make your tree completely unique.

#4 Amateur Surgeon Christmas Edition

While surgery isn’t exactly the first thing you may think of when you think of Christmas, this holiday-themed edition of the popular Amateur Surgeon game from Adult Swim has you operating on Santa and his helpers after a mid-air reindeer collision puts Christmas in jeopardy. Use DIY surgery to save a number of Christmas characters – slide your finger to make incisions, rub the screen to cauterize wounds and more.

#5 Christmas!!

A great all-round app for the festive season, Christmas!! from Gourmet Pixel has everything – a Xmas day countdown, Advent calendar, gift list, toys, games, festive jokes, Christmas songs and wintery wallpapers. It’s available for download now but is locked until the 1st of December when the countdown begins!