Show your holiday spirit with these festive Android Wear watch faces

Put some holiday cheer on your wrist with this collection of Santas, elves, snowmen, and other wintry wonders.

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Credit: Derek Walter
Santa is always watching

Even if you don’t feel the joy of the holiday season, it’s pretty easy to fake it with a lovely holiday watch face. Just as we saw on Halloween, there are a lot of ways to put the season’s symbols and characters on your wrist. Whether it be Santa, snowmen, reindeer, or other wintry favorites you’ll easily have a great talking piece and solid proof that you’re in the holiday spirit. Just look down at Santa every time you need a little boost of joy.

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Christmas Watch Faces

If you’re the type whose house can be seen at night from space because of the 5,000 lights you put up, then this is the watch face for you. Along with a glistening face that’s exploding with lights, there are several other options that will scream, “CHRISTMAS!” to anyone who comes within 50 feet of you. You can rapidly pick a new face by touching the screen (disable this feature by touching the tiny lock icon). 

Christmas Watch Faces ($1.05)

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Christmas Watch Face

This is a fun, creative choice if you want to delight children or co-workers with a happy, cartoon Santa. There are five different ambient modes, so you’ll be able to differentiate the look even if you’re in the low power state. Also, expect flying ornaments and zany objects to liven up the on-screen experience.

Christmas Watch Face ($1)

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Google Santa Tracker

Google is sure not to be left out when it comes to getting into the holiday craze. The company’s Santa Tracker app follows the jolly one’s journey on Christmas Eve, but it also comes with some fun games and an Android Wear watchface. It’s pretty single-purpose with a happy Santa in his sleigh or a comical elf, but it might be enough to get you going with some festive spirits.

Google Santa Tracker (Free)

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Christmas Countdown Watch Face

When your five-year-old asks you for the twelth time this afternoon how many days there are until Christmas, you’ll have the answer one wrist flick away. Christmas Countdown pins it down to the second, which could serve as a joyful reminder or cause for panic depending on where you’re at with all the preparations. 

Christmas Countdown (Free)

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Winter Wear

Turn your watchface into your personal wonderland. Among the two choices that come with Winter Wear, you’re able to manipulate the  flurry of snowflakes, size, the wind speed, and intensity of the gravity. Once you’re done playing God, you can sit back and enjoy the work of your hands. 

Winter Wear (Free)

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Holiday Watch Faces

Perhaps your preference in watch faces is for something subtle. Holiday Watch Faces is a good alternative, with gentle designs of a snowman, polar bear, and penguin. They’re cute, and put a sense of wintry calm on your Android Wear watch. The ambient mode is rather clever as well, leaving an outline of the figure so you still have some of that design when the screen goes dark.

Holiday Watch Faces (Free)

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Christmas Village

If you’re not able to get to a picturesque, snowy town for Christmas then at least you can put one on your watch. Christmas Village doesn’t give you a lot of customization options, but it’s a good choice if you’d just rather set something on your watch with the holiday spirit and then get on with your shopping, cooking, or (hopefully) relaxation.

Christmas Village ($1)

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Winter Watchface

This is a good middle-of-the-road choice if you want something with some customization, but not too many options to overwhelm you.

My favorite was the Santa stuck in the chimney, which may be a good talking point for that next office party you’ll have to attend.

Tip: even though it’s called Christmas Watchface in the Play Store, it’ll show up as “Winter watchface” inside your Android Wear app.

Christmas Watch Face (Free)

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Snow Watch

Sometimes simple is best. If that’s your philosophy, then grab Snow Watch. It’s pretty straightforward, with a snowy scene and a tall Christmas tree. The ambient mode leaves a digital and analog time on your watch, along with some drifting snow. 

Snow Watch (Free)

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HuskyDEV Christmas Watch Face

The name may be a little funky, but there’s a lot of cool creativity going on with this watch face. You can enable animations, such as flying reindeer to liven up the screen. The watch face also puts the battery life, steps, and weather on the screen, which could be useful for when you’re racing through the mall to finish all that shopping.

HuskyDEV Christmas Watch Face ($1.69)