Five of the Best Christmas Slots
Ho-ho-ho! It's the festive season, so here's a selection of some of our favourite Christmassy slots to get you in the mood. Best enjoyed with a mince pie (or two) and mulled wine, you might even get lucky and give yourself a much-deserved Christmas bonus. Always remember to play within your limits of course, and there's nothing wrong with a few fun spins free of actual cash stakes as you wait for Santa to drop down that chimney…
Deck the Halls
You know the song, now play the slot. This five-reel 30 payline slot from Microgaming is packed full of Christmas classics. Symbols include crackling fireplaces, red-nosed reindeer and of course the ever-plump and smiling Santa himself, who also happens to be one of the wilds. The game features a free spins mode that's activated by landing three scatters anywhere on the reels. With 10 free spins on offer and two wilds, it can be a pretty fun game to play, and you've got a decent chance of netting a few wins.
Ho Ho Ho
Talking of free spins, the Ho Ho Ho online slot certainly gets into the festive spirit of generosity. You can land 20 free spins on this one, which can really help your chances of getting a winning spin or two. The five-reel 15 payline slot features Santa as a wild again, and the 20 free spin feature is triggered by landing three, four, or five of the present scatter symbols. It might not look as flashy as some of the newer slots, but if you're after a decent free spin feature, it's hard to beat this title as far as festive-themed slots go.
Mainly in our list for the title alone, Santastic is an RTG title that's set in Santa's workshop. It's something of a classic these days, but quite a nostalgic slot for long-time players. There are three reels and 30 paylines with a total possible jackpot of x4,000. The most interesting thing about the game is the fact that it replaces a bonus mode with a bonus meter. This meter can give you 25 free spins as you work your way up, not to mention a shot at the progressive jackpot.
Santa's Wild Ride
Quite an innovative slot from Microgaming at the time of release, Santa's Wild Ride does away with traditional ideas of both Santa and slots. Here, Santa is all about living it up, so expect to find symbols including Santa in shades, huge stacked sandwiches and massive mugs of beer, not to mention motorbikes. In terms of gameplay, there are 243 paylines, which means you get a win by matching symbols almost anywhere in adjacent reels. Certainly an interesting and fun way to pass the time after Christmas dinner. The free spins feature and possible jackpot of x800 isn't bad either.
Secrets of Christmas
A slightly more modern slot from NetEnt, Secrets of Christmas was first released back in 2016. That means it's got some pretty slick presentation and graphics. The calming winter backdrop and chilled-out soundtrack are perfect for those cosy winter nights in. The reels are set on the windows of a log cabin, and as you might expect from NetEnt there's some really nice intro sequences and animations. The game itself is a five-reel 25 payline slot, so nothing ground-breaking, but it does ooze holiday atmosphere. There are some pretty decent free spin modes and multipliers available too.