We're now five days into December already and Christmas is looming on the horizon. There's plenty of free apps that can bring some festive cheer to your smartphone too. Here's out five favourite free apps for iPhones that allow users to do everything from tracking Santa to keeping an eye on their Christmas shopping list.

Sleeps to Christmas 2

Countdown the days to December 25th with this free app that offers cute festive-themed animations and even some Christmas carols.

Christmas Shopping iList

Using this free app you can track the gifts you plan on buying your friends and family as well as monitoring how much it's costing you to spread festive cheer this year. And with a password protection feature you can ensure no-one can be snooping at your phone in a bid to find out what they're getting.

Coca-Cola Christmas Snow Globes

You know it's Christmas once you've seen 'that' Coca-cola advert. However, Coca-Cola has gone one step further and bought some of their festive magic to your iPhone. This app lets you create a festive snow globe, which you can put yourself or your friends and family in and then add your Christmas wish.

Where is SantaAR lite

This app lets you know where Santa is at particular times during the day/month/year. And the closer you get to Christmas Eve, the closer he gets to you – providing you've been good of course!

Grant My Wish

If you think Santa (or your friends and family) need a little help when it comes to suitable presents for you, then the Grant My Wish App could be just the thing. Select a gift experience from the 1,000 available and then invite your friends to make a financial contribution towards the gift to ensure you get what you really want. Furthermore, The app's 'Genie' will even contribute between 10 to 70 percent of the gift's cost, meaning you could get it a lot sooner than you expected.