The Best Christmas Slot Machines
The winter holiday season is coming, and with it, the countless special offers and promotions offered by pretty much every business you can think of, including your favorite casino online. There are countless casino games to get you into the Christmas spirit - maybe even help you win some extra cash to spend on gifts this year. But these are probably the best to capture the holiday cheer (or thrill, in some cases).
Christmas Carol Megaways (Pragmatic Play)
Pragmatic Play is a relatively young casino game developer with a library of more than 100 titles covering everything from basic slots to complex and beautiful games - including its Christmas title Christmas Carol Megaways, launched last November.
The game is inspired by Charles Dickens’ immortal story about a rich, avaricious, and completely impassible man named Ebenezer Scrooge whose life is forever changed by a visit from three Spirits: the one of Christmas Past, the one of Christmas Present, and the one of Christmas Future. Confronted by these stories - including the sight of where he is headed - Scrooge has a change of heart, turning from a miserly loner into a generous and loving person.
The game has six reels plus an extra horizontal reel on the top, and the popular Megaways mechanic, for a total number of 200,704 possible winning combinations. It has high volatility and an RTP of 96.50%, and the potential to pay out big even without a jackpot: its maximum payout is 20,000 times the bet. It also comes with two extra features: double bet for twice the chance to win the feature, and “Buy Free Spins” for 80 times the total bet - the latter triggers up to 15 free spins (out of the maximum of 23) with a multiplier of up to 10x applied to all wins.
Santa vs Rudolf (NetEnt)
Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer would normally be in the best possible relationship with his employer, Santa Claus - but not in this NetEnt game released in 2019. Here, instead, the two are pitted against each other in a fight reminiscent of Mortal Kombat, perhaps Street Fighter - but with more reels, more wilds, and far fewer finishing moves.
The game has five reels, three rows, 20 fixed win lines, and wild symbols that trigger respins until they move off the screen. There are two of them - the Santa wild and the Rudolf wild. When these two meet on the reels, they trigger the game’s Free Spins feature that pits the two beloved characters against each other. The wilds trigger respins during the free spins, and extra free spins when they meet. Plus, whenever a wild exits the screen, it is collected by the associated character. The one whose meter fills will trigger further bonus spins when the free spins are over.
Santa vs Rudolf is a fun Christmas slot that also comes with the potential to pay big wins.
Aloha! Christmas (NetEnt)
Finally, here’s the odd one out: a Christmas slot with tiki statues, pineapples, and coconuts for those who had enough of the freezing temperatures and snow for the winter holidays. Aloha! Christmas is pretty much the same as Aloha! Cluster Pays, with a slightly altered format (6 rows instead of 5) and slightly higher volatility. Otherwise, it’s the same feel-good cluster slot machine - only with a few extra Santa hats added to the mix.
The game comes with goodies like Sticky Wild Respins that are randomly triggered after a win, and mystery symbols that transform into matching ones, possibly triggering big wins. Overall, it is a fun take on the Christmas cluster slot that can indeed lift your holiday spirit.