Hamsters, Horror, and Holiday Cheer Punctuate This Week in Gaming Apps

I could have just said the three H's and every Kotaku reader would have understood, but sometimes we get outsiders checking these things out so we have to clarify. Where was I? Oh yes, Merry Christmas!

I was certainly not expecting to see Santa Claus popping up in our Gaming App of the Day so early, but then you never do see him coming. He has an excellent future in crime once the politically correct eliminate his holiday existence completely.

Of course Santa isn't the only fictional character in this week's lineup. We've also got Scribblenauts, hamsters, fuzzy blocks with eyes, and horrors from the depths of hell. You know, the usual.

If you have a suggestion for an app for the iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows Phone 7 that you'd like to see highlighted, let us know.

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