Making lists this time of year is as common as kissing someone under the mistletoe.

With that being said, the App Store is highlighting its top apps of 2010 in several different categories.

These include: Overall Paid iPhone Apps, Overall Free iPhone Apps, Overall Grossing iPhone Apps, Overall Paid iPad Apps, Overall Free iPad Apps, Overall Grossing iPad Apps.

Among the surprises:

  • Apple had the top three highest grossing iPad apps for 2010 with its iWorks suite (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote).
  • Angry Birds ruled many lists, but it actually wasn’t the highest grossing iPhone app for the year. That title goes to MLB Baseball.
  • Apple’s own iBooks was the top free iPad app this year. Amazon’s similar Kindle app was eighth on the list.

Here are the lists:

Overall Top 10 PAID iPhone Apps

Overall Top 10 FREE iPhone Apps

Overall Top 10 GROSSING iPhone Apps

Overall Top 10 PAID iPad Apps

Overall Top 10 FREE iPad Apps

Overall Top 10 GROSSING iPad Apps

What do you think? Are you surprised by the lists? Leave your comments below.