Get Into The Holiday Spirit With These Songs, TV Shows, Games, And Apps

These recommendations are aimed to uplift your mood, even if you don’t celebrate.

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This holiday season will be the best one yet. After a couple of years being cooped up, it is time to go all out, be grateful for what we have, and enjoy all the festivities – while still observing the SOP of course.

However, if you need some help to get in the mood, we got your back. Here are some recommendations to help you bring the festive season into your home, wherever you go, and more. 

Bring It Home With Apple TV+

Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues 

A highly anticipated holiday special that will reveal the first and only performance of the multi-Grammy Award-winning global icon’s new single, “Fall in Love at Christmas.” 

Mariah Carey is joined by Grammy-nominated worldwide artist Khalid and Grammy-winning legend Kirk Franklin, as they bring the spirit of Christmas to fans around the world. 

The Queen of Christmas will also ring in the holidays with a dazzling, new rendition of fan favorite, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” 

The holiday spectacular will also feature an exclusive interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe and Carey, along with her 10-year-old twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe, as they share favorite holiday moments, and Carey celebrates her beloved holiday classic, “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” and Apple TV+’s perennial smash hit, Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special

Premieres Friday, 3 Dec 2021.

A Charlie Brown Christmas 

Feeling down about the commercialism of Christmas, Charlie Brown becomes the director of the gang’s holiday play. 

Can he overcome his friends’ preference for dancing over acting, find the “perfect” tree, and discover the true meaning of Christmas? 

Now Streaming. 

It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown 

A collection of Christmas-themed vignettes, including: Charlie Brown tries to sell wreaths; Peppermint Patty worries about her Christmas book report; Charlie Brown tries to buy gloves for Peggy Jean; and the gang is in a Christmas play, where Sally worries about her single line and Peppermint Patty plays a sheep. 

Available to stream from Friday, 3 December.

Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne 

After Lucy experiences a disappointing Christmas because her Grandma couldn’t visit, she resolves to throw the best New Year’s Eve party ever for the entire Peanuts gang, while Charlie Brown struggles to accomplish just one of his resolutions before the clock strikes twelve. 

Premieres Friday, Dec 10.

’Twas the Fight Before Christmas

This documentary follows the story of a North Idaho neighbourhood turned upside down by one man’s obsession with bringing Christmas cheer to all, through the biggest community Christmas event America has ever seen. 

Christmas-loving lawyer Jeremy Morris’ plan hits a snag when the homeowners’ association informs him that the event violates the rules of the neighborhood. 

A contentious fight over the festivities erupts and things snowball out of control. As the situation escalates, the film asks the question, who wins when different rights and interests collide? 

Director Becky Read pieces together the polarised perspectives in this quirky Christmas tale about freedoms, with a message about differences and tolerance at its heart. 

Now streaming. 

Ted Lasso (S2, E4: Carol of the Bells)

Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer. 

In this episode, it’s Christmas in Richmond. Rebecca enlists Ted for a secret mission, Roy and Keeley search for a miracle, and the Higginses open up their home. 

Now streaming.

Wherever You Go With Apple Music

From Apple Music With Love

Apple Music is getting into the giving spirit this holiday season with From Apple Music with Love — a collection of exclusive gifts for Apple Music subscribers, from some of the biggest and brightest names in music, stamped with love and ready for unwrapping. 

The special gifts range from exclusive EPs in Spatial Audio, to a behind-the scenes documentary films, special holiday playlists, radio episodes, DJ mixes, and beyond — from artists like Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, Coldplay, DJ Khaled, Elton John, IDRIS ELBA, Lorde, and Mariah Carey. One of our latest exclusive gifts comes from legendary R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys: a collection of lullabies called Sweet Dreams in Spatial Audio.

Find out more here. 

Carols Covered playlist

Enjoy an expanded exclusive holiday collection with the second annual Carols Covered playlist available in Spatial Audio. 

This year, the seasonal cheer reaches new heights with twice as many exciting opportunities to rediscover your beloved classics. 

These exclusive-to-Apple Music Christmas and holiday songs are delivered with a distinctive twist by many of today’s standout artists. 

Enjoy these 25 exclusive covers only on Apple Music, ALL available in Spatial Audio. 

Listen to the playlist here.

Play Together With Apple Arcade

Disney Melee Mania

Cue the lights! Hear the fans roar! Disney Melee Mania by local Singapore developer, Mighty Bear Games, calls all worthy competitors to step into the spotlight! 

In this dazzling Arcade battle arena, your holo-team of rumble-ready Disney and Pixar champions competes in fast-paced 3v3 multiplayer battles. 

From Wreck-It Ralph, Elsa and Mickey to Frozone, Moana, Buzz Lightyear (and beyond!), choose from multiple holographic Disney and Pixar champs and rack up points with their unique skills. 

Coming soon in December. 

SongPop Party

Step up and prove your music knowledge with this fast-paced, competitive music-based trivia game. 

Bringing music fans together around the globe, pit your knowledge against opponents online in Arena mode based on your skill level and music preferences. 

Or jump into the new local and online multiplayer Party mode for up to 8 where players can link up and compete with friends and family to determine who’s the best. 

It’s fun for all generations with music that’s a blast from the past all the way till today’s greatest hits!

Crossy Road Castle

Get your friends together and see how far you can get in this endless spinning tower of arcade fun! Keep climbing as high as you can. 

Every run is different. Designed for co-operative arcade platforming chaos, you can connect all players on a single device with game controllers, or connect together across multiple devices. 

LEGO Star Wars: Castaways

Explore a mysterious new planet and meet new friends along the way! 

By customising your characters, fans can live out their Star Wars fantasies in the first social, action-adventure LEGO Star Wars game. 

Team up or play solo and immerse yourself in simulations, recorded by technology of an ancient civilisation, spanning moments across the Star Wars universe. 

Battle foes, solve puzzles, build your skills in battle arenas and learn to pilot your way through flight simulations!

Create Moments With App Store

Canva: Design, Photo & Video

Design your Christmas greetings like a pro this year – whether it’s a static image, or a video – Canva allows you to create anything easily with thousands of templates, icons, hundreds of font options and a new all-in-one photo editor. 

Picsart Photo & Video Editor

Brush up on your composition and editing skills before the flurry of photo-taking during the holidays. 

Bring your creativity to life and give your photos and videos your personal flair with trending filters, photo editing tools, stickers and more. 

Splice – Video Editor & Maker

Create beautiful videos with simple yet powerful editing tools, where you can trim, cut, crop, edit and adjust playback speed for fast or slow motion videos. 

Overlay with effects, remove backgrounds or animate your clips to truly professional-looking videos. 

Kahoot! Play & Create Quizzes

Host and play a game of trivia with your family or friends no matter where they are in the world. 

Create your own family-themed one or select from the millions of ready-to-play cahoots on any topic. 

Active Arcade

Energise the family Christmas party with a fun, augmented reality game that also teaches the importance of a healthy lifestyle. 

Get off the couch and get moving with immersive gameplay that uses your body’s movement as the controller!

Gifts That Keeps On Giving

Apple TV+
Available for RM19.90 per month with a seven-day free trial. 

For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.

Apple Arcade

Available for RM19.90 per month with a one-month free trial. 

For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.

Apple Music

Available for RM14.90 Individual Plan and RM22.90 Family Plan. 

New subscribers can also enjoy 6 months of Apple Music free with eligible AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max or Beats headphones.

Apple One
The easiest way to get all of Apple’s entertainment subscription services in one simple plan. 

With Apple One, customers enjoy their favourite Apple services across their favourite devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac. 

Apple One Individual includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 50GB iCloud+ for RM19.90 per month; Apple One Family includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 200GB iCloud+ for RM33.90 per month; and Apple One Premier includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness+, and 2TB of iCloud storage for RM 69.90 per month, and can be shared among up to six family members 

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