Christmas is almost upon us, but once the turkey is but a carcass, all the crackers have been pulled and the last nut cracked, what is there to do? Well, if you get a case of the post-Christmas blues, then why not indulge your slotting passion with some of the best Christmas slots?
Here are five of the best Christmas slots available right now at all leading online casino and slots sites.
Secrets of Christmas (NetEnt)
In many ways NetEnt is like Santa, in that the company brings only cheer and adds to their portfolio of Christmas slots once a year. In 2016 NetEnt’s festive release was entitled ‘Secrets of Christmas’ and the game became an instant classic.
Like most of NetEnt’s slots, the gameplay is simple, yet effective. This is a slot with five reels and 25 paylines in which all the reels roll behind a snow-blurred window. Santa is wild in this game and you can win Christmas presents by landing three or more scatter symbols. Each present will contain a set amount of bonus spins, prize multipliers, expanding wilds or extra wild symbols.
Santa Surprise (Playtech)
If you’re over eleven, then you probably would get a Santa surprise if you woke up during the early hours of Christmas Day and saw Santa Claus popping pressies into your Christmas stocking. Playtech’s contribution to the realm of Christmas slots is a game that is both simple to play and easy to understand, although modern slots players may find it just a little too simplistic.
We’re not quite sure just what the Santa surprise is in this game, as it’s a fairly typical online slot with scatters and bonus symbols. Santa will leave you some gifts though, if you land three or more consecutive bonus symbols on an active payline. You get pick to pick six presents, each of which will contain a cash surprise … perhaps that’s what the surprise is?
Merry Xmas (Play’n GO)
The thing we love the most about Play’n GO is that they always do things slightly differently to all other software providers. With their addition to the theme of Christmas slots though, they kept matters traditional. Here you can spin to your heart’s content as the reels roll around and around, filling the screen with traditional Crimbo-related symbols.
There’s jolly Christmas soundtrack too, complete with jingling bells. Christmas is the time for presents though (and pretending that you really wanted those socks that your least-favourite auntie bought you) and if you land three gifts on reels 1, 3, 5 it’s time to get ripping the wrapping paper off. Choose one present to find out just how good you have been this year, as all of them contain cash prizes.
Foxin’ Wins A Very Foxin’ Christmas (SG Digital)
It’s safe to say that Foxin’ Wins by NextGen Gaming was a decent game. Then came the sequel Foxin’ Wins Again which added Foxin’s cheeky nephews to the mix to make one of the best games ever released by NextGen. NextGen have since been swallowed up by SG Digital but in 2017 they released Foxin’ Wins A Very Foxin’ Christmas, the latest (at the time) title added to the range of the best Christmas slots.
Of course, with it being Christmas those pesky nephews are more frivolous than ever! Expect to see them bounce around the reels with their typical levels of energy. As usual with Foxin’ games you can ‘Superbet’, meaning you can enhance your stake to add extra features to the reels. The game has 25 paylines and the usual features such as wilds, scatters, bonus games and randoms such as ‘Fox Funds’ and ‘Leprechaun Shakedown’.
Taco Brothers Saving Christmas (ELK Studios)
Naturally, when you think about Christmas your thoughts immediately turn to tacos, Mexican food and hot nights in the desert … well, perhaps not, but that’s what ELK Studios obviously thought as for their submission to the best Christmas slots charts, they added a sequel to their original Taco Brothers hit.
All the characters from the original slot are here, including Pepe, Paso and Pico along with Captain Diaz and Senorita. The five reels spin against a Mexican backdrop complete with snow (although it barely ever snows in Mexico at altitudes less than 10,000ft, so ‘nada’ points for authenticity here). There are 243 ways to win and a few bonus features, including wilds, re-spins and the ‘Wild Escape’ Bonus came. Why not try a few spins of Taco Brothers Saving Christmas while tucking into your festive burrito?
There you go! So, while you are waiting for Santa to pop down your chimney, why not indulge yourself with some of the best Christmas slots going? You’re likely to obtain a better prize than what you’d receive when you pull your festive Christmas cracker!
Ari Waknine was born in Brooklyn, New York and was the founder of iGamble Group, an online gaming critique firm that helps players pick online gambling websites that fit their profile, as well as, helping them to increase their winnings. He is also the founder of NewCasinos.org, and is strictly focusing on this project making stronger and better than ever.