Get Into The Festive Spirit And Play These Holiday-Themed Slots
With Christmas approaching rapidly, the holiday-themed songs, movies and clothing are out in force, so why not play some festive slot games, too? We have found you a selection of the best holiday-themed slots to help you build that joyful mood… especially if Santa brings you a winning streak!
Our top Festive pick: Secrets of Christmas by Netent
A great holiday slot will give you all the Christmas feels, and NetEnt’s superb 25-payline Secrets of Christmas fits the bill perfectly. When you open the game, you get a glimpse of a cosy playroom, filled with gifts and Christmas decorations. When the game begins, you are on the outside in the snow, peering at a window with frosty panes. These panes make up the 5 reels and 3 rows, and a perfect combination of symbols will let you into the warm room inside….
Santa is the Wild and substitutes for all symbols except the Scatter. Three or more Scatters will trigger 10 free spins and take you into the room of Christmas wonders. In this Bonus Game, you get to choose 3, 4 or 5 Christmas gifts, depending on how many Scatters triggered the feature. There are 20 gifts on display, and each gives you something special to enhance your free spins game. You could get extra free spins, multipliers, Wild reels, or extra Wild symbols.
Beautiful imagery, nostalgic atmosphere and engaging features make this game fun to play but the RTP of 96.7% with medium to high volatility as a splash of excitement too! If you are only going to play one festive slot game this season, this is the one we recommend!
Yule Be Rich from 1×2 Gaming
Get into the festive swing with 1×2 Gaming’s Yule Be Rich slot game. This is a simple slot with 5 reels and 9 paylines. The Christmas baubles mark the paylines, which can be activated or deactivated as you choose. The Wilds can substitute for any symbol except the Santa or Elf scatters to complete a combination on a payline. Get 3 or more Santa scatters and you will get up to 15 free spins. The Elf scatter only appears during the free spins feature. Two or more of them anywhere on a payline can give you multipliers ranging from 2x to 5x your stake.
There is no complicated storyline in Yule be Rich, just festive Christmas sounds and imagery, and straightforward features. The RTP of 95.31% is not the best, but the sheer charm of the game makes it worth a spin or two.
A Christmas Carol by Betsoft
A Christmas Carol is Betsoft’s gorgeous interpretation of the classic Dickens novel, featuring the mean Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. The slot has a 5-reel structure, with 25 paylines and an RTP of 94.58%. Each of the Ghosts will trigger a feature. Get 3 or more Christmas Past or Christmas Future symbols to win up to 12 free spins. Each of these spins guarantees an extra feature or a payline win. You can collect more spins during the feature. Get 3 or more Christmas Present symbols, and all the ghosts on the reels will turn Wild.
In the base game, Scrooge is the highest paying symbol (ironically) and awards up to 1000 coins if you get 5 on a payline, while Christmas bells, piles of coins, gifts and the Scrooge Bank symbol offer a max of 800, 500, 400 and 200 coins respectively. Pays are awarded from left to right. The Wild symbol is the roasted turkey and can replace any symbol except the Ghost Feature symbols.
If you have a win in the base game, you can flip a coin to double it or lose it all. This extra feature, the ability to retrigger the free spins and the Christmas Present Wild feature combine to make this a fun game for the holidays, despite its low RTP.
Gingerbread Joy by 1x2Gaming
For some of us, if it’s not loaded with calories, it’s not Christmas! Gingerbread Joy is the guilt-free option for players who appreciate a bit of sweet indulgence with a spicy Christmas touch. This 5 reel slot has 3 rows and 25 paylines, and the classic card symbols are replaced by gingerbread cookies. Look out for the Wild cookie, which can replace any of the standard biscuits to complete your win. The Scatter cookie can award free spins if you get 3 or more on your reels. You can get 5 to 15 free spins, depending on how many Scatters you got, and all Free Spins wins carry a 2x multiplier. While you are in the free spins feature, keep an eye out for the Gingerbread Man. He only appears during free spins. Get 3 or more anywhere on a payline to win 30 to 200 coins, depending on how many you get. You can adjust the coin size as well as the number of paylines you play, which means you have a reasonable variation on your stake size. Overall, this is a fun slot with pretty graphics that may just leave you hungry for more!
Merlin’s Magic Respins Christmas by NextGen
If you like a touch of magic in your Christmas cheer, have a look at NextGen’s ever-popular slot game, Merlin’s Magic Respins Christmas. The game invites you into Merlin’s chamber of spells, where Merlin acts as a Wild, and his golden dragon cauldron is the Scatter. Get three Scatters to trigger the Free Games feature, where Merlin overlooks your 7 free spins and can turn many symbols Wild.
Merlin has something a little different up his sleeve in this game. The Superbet function is an additional bet that you can adjust on the controls beside your reels. This feature gives you the opportunity to win up to 5 Wild Respins, which can be triggered in the base game and in the Free Spins feature. The Wild Respins feature can only be unlocked by SuperBet, but it is well worth exploring because Wilds will appear on all the reels when you trigger it!
Merlin’s Magic Respins Christmas is a 5-reel 3D slot with 4 rows and 50 paylines, which are not adjustable. The RTP is a modest 95.32% with a max win of 1000x your stake.
Deck the Halls from Microgaming
No Christmas slot list would be complete without Microgaming’s classic, Deck the Halls. Gifts, reindeer, Christmas gifts and tree decorations all make their appearance on the reels and help to create a festive spirit. The bells are the Scatter symbols, which boost your wins in any direction, and can also trigger the free spins feature if you can land 3, 4 or 5 of them on a payline. All free spin wins carry a 2x multiplier, and the feature can be retriggered. Santa is stacked in Free Spins and the base game, which significantly contributes to winning opportunities.
The Deck the Halls logo is Wild and can substitute for any symbols except Scatters. If you get a win through a Wild substitution, your win is doubled. The Wild can only be stacked in the Free Spins feature, but these Stacked Wilds will award you 4x your win.
Deck the Halls is a simple 5-reel slot with 3 rows and 30 paylines, but perhaps it is the simplicity that has players coming back every year. Alternatively, it could be the tempting jackpot, where you could win up to 240,000.00 coins!