Christmas Slots

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Ho, Ho Ho! ‘Tis the season to be jolly. Many of us down tools and spend plenty of time indoors with loved ones and on the sofa. There’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than playing the best Christmas slots online. With such a wide selection, it’s not always easy discovering what’s worth playing and what’s not. Let us be your guide, steering you away from the Christmas turkeys and pointing you in the direction of the Christmas crackers.

With slot developers going that extra mile to create something special, we look at the top 10 Christmas slot games and why they make Santa’s Good List this year. There’s plenty of new Christmas slots too including 2 Megaways titles.

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Best Christmas Slots

If you like your slots play to come with tinsel, baubles and all the trimmings, we’ve got the best Christmas slots to choose from. Our selection of yuletide slots take in trips to the North Pole, anarchic elves, hungover reindeer, the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future and much else besides.

Whether it’s simple, understated classics, seasonal slots packed full of goodies or innovative games brimming with volatility, you should find something to tickle your fancy here. Read on for our top picks for the top 10 Christmas slots in 2021.

Fat Santa (Push Gaming)

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Provider: Push Gaming RTP: 96.45%
Reels: 5 Paylines: 50
Volatility: High Max Win: 10,223 x stake

Powered by Push Gaming, you head to the North Pole in Fat Santa. With 5 reels and 50 paylines, you can spin away from 25p a spin on all devices. There’s a randomly triggered Santa’s Sleigh feature where the main man leaves a trail of mince pies which then transform into wild symbols for that spin.

It focuses on the Free Games feature where you begin with 5 free spins. Look out for mince pies wilds as Santa will eat the pie. Landing enough pies will see the Santa wild symbol expand in size. Santa can become very ‘fat’ and appear as a colossal 5×5 wild symbol. There’s also extra free spins for each time the Santa Wild increases.

With a 96.45% RTP and max wins of 10,223 x stake, the Fat Santa slot has become a cult favourite. As a result, its my favourite Christmas slot game ever.

Scrooge Megaways (iSoftBet)

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Provider: iSoftBet RTP: 95.98%
Reels: 6 Paylines: Up to 117,649
Volatility: Medium-High Max Win: 12,000 x stake

Part of iSoftBet’s Twisted Tale series, Scrooge Megaways is a 6 reel game with up to 117,649 ways to win. Playable from 20p a spin across all devices, it takes its inspiration from Ebenezer Scrooge. With Cascading Wins, there are 2 random Haunting of Christmas features which give you max Megaways and extra scatters.

Then you have the Scrooge Cash Respins feature where you get respins and the scatters contain stake multiplier prizes. With Past, Present and Future symbols awarding cash prizes, filling all positions will see a multiplier applied to your winnings.

The Scrooge Megaways slot has a 95.98% RTP rate and max payouts of 12,000 x stake per spin. Can you raid Mr Scrooge of his riches?

Santa's Stack (Relax Gaming)

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Provider: Relax Gaming RTP: 96.27%
Reels: 8 Paylines: Cluster Pays
Volatility: Very High Max Win: 20,000 x stake

With a retro feel and a Christmas theme, Santa’s Stack is powered by Relax Gaming. It’s played on an 8×8 grid with Cluster Pays. You can spin away from just 10p a spin on all devices. There’s a Secret Santa feature which sees the winning cluster change into mystery symbols with a respin awarded. More of the same symbol will give you additional respins.

Then you have the Free Spins feature where the Secret Santa feature comes into play on each free spin. The guarantee of a wild landing increases by 1 with every free spin. Look out for Christmas tree symbols which give you more free spins, increase the multiplier or both.

The Santa’s Stack slot comes a 96.27% RTP rate and max wins of 20,000 x stake per spin. Let’s hope you can relive the excitement of Christmas Day with payouts so high.

Santa's Big Bash Megaways (Iron Dog Studio)

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Provider: Iron Dog Studio RTP: 96.04%
Reels: 6 Paylines: Up to 117,649 ways to win
Volatility: High Max Win: 25,000 x stake

Come and join the festive fun in Santa’s Big Bash Megaways by Iron Dog Studio. With 6 reels and up to 117,649 ways to win, it benefits from Tumbling Reels for successive wins. The Rudie the Reindeer feature sees Rudie appear randomly to add extra wilds, re-spins and fill positions on the Christmas tree.

The Free Spins feature is played when you light up the Christmas tree with 8+ baubles. You can begin with 12 free spins, a 3x multiplier and more Rudie the Reindeers. Reels with 7 symbols lock for more Megaways. You can also win additional free spins.

The Santa’s Big Bash Megaways slot does offer 25,000 x stake max wins and a 96.04% RTP rate. It’s certainly 1 of the highest paying Christmas games available online.

Spinions Xmas Party (Quickspin)

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Provider: Quickspin RTP: 96.05%
Reels: 5 Paylines: 25
Volatility: High Max Win: 1,876 x stake

Powered by Quickspin, Spinions Xmas Party is a 5 reel, 25 payline game. The orange, Minion-like characters are back with a festive spin which can be played from 10p a spin.

There’s a Sticky Wild Respins feature which gives you respins as long as wilds appear. Then you have the Free Spins feature where you will play 10 free spins with all wilds sticky.

Simple yet fun, it has a 96.05% RTP rate and max wins of 1,876 x stake per spin. If you’re a fan of the Despicable Me or Minions films, the Spinions Xmas Party slot is a must.

Plenty of Presents (Microgaming)

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Provider: Microgaming/Just For The Win RTP: 96.15%
Reels: 5 Paylines: 10
Volatility: High Max Win: 10,000 x stake

Created by Microgaming and Just For The Win, Plenty of Presents comes with 5 reels and 10 paylines. Playable on all devices from just 20p a spin, this traditional-looking game has a Multiplier Wilds feature where multipliers up to 3x can land. Various multipliers will see their values multiplied.

The Free Spins feature can give you up to 60 free spins with multiplier wilds that can reach 5x. You also have a randomly triggered Here Comes Santa Claus feature where Santa drops scatters onto the reels to boost your chances of playing the free spins.

With a 96.15% RTP rate and wins every 4 spins on average, you can win up to 10,000 x your total stake on each spin.

Christmas Carol Megaways (Pragmatic Play)

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Provider: Pragmatic Play RTP: 96.5%
Reels: 6 Paylines: Up to 200,704 ways to win
Volatility: High Max Win: 20,000 x stake

The classic festive story about a miserable miser who changes his ways is given a slots makeover in Christmas Carol Megaways. Powered by Pragmatic Play, the action here plays out on an unusual 6 reel, tumbling reels game engine where the number of Megaways can reach 200,704.

Trigger the Free Spins feature by landing 4 or more pocket watches on the same spin and you’ll be offered a choice of free spin and starting multiplier combinations. Those starting multipliers increase with each cascade win. Land a retrigger and the multipliers can really get things moving.

Proceed with care here as the Christmas Carol Megaways volatility is very high. That’s matched by a big potential maximum win of 20,000 x stake from a single spin. The RTP stacks up pretty well too, coming in at a better than average 96.5%. Superbly designed and loaded with cracking features, this is a top adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ever-popular tale.

Raging Reindeer (iSoftBet)

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Provider: iSoftBet RTP: 95.94%
Reels: 6 Paylines: 4,096 ways to win
Volatility: High Max Win: 4,332 x stake

Many a Christmas-themed slot is overdosed in sugary schmaltz. If you want the antidote to these saccharine confections, look no further than Raging Reindeer. Played using a 6 reel, 4,096 ways to win game engine, the visuals here look like the morning after a particularly heavy Christmas bash.

The highlight of the gameplay is definitely the Jingle Spins feature where you’ll play with up to 100 free spins. You don’t need to land matching symbols on adjoining reels to create winners in this round either. Look out too for Magical Wilds. When these appear in the Jingle Spins, they act as if they’re the equivalent of 2 or 3 individual wilds.

Available to play at stakes of between 20p and £20 per spin, the Raging Reindeer RTP comes in at 95.94%. With medium to high volatility, it offers a maximum payout of 4,332 x stake from a single spin. If your idea of a classic Christmas movie is ‘Bad Santa’ rather than the uplifting ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, Raging Reindeer could be just the festive slot you’re looking for.

Christmas Tree (Yggdrasil Gaming)

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Provider: Yggdrasil Gaming RTP: 96.4%
Reels: 7 Paylines: Cluster Pays
Volatility: Medium Max Win: 25,000 x stake

If you yearn for a yuletide slot that offers something fresh and innovative then look no further than Yggdrasil Gaming’s Christmas Tree. Played using Christmas tree shaped reels, winners are created by landing clusters of 5 or more matching symbols. Each cluster creates a new cascade. These continue until no new winner is formed.

Other treats on offer from this tree include a special Snowman who flings snowballs at random positions on the reels. Each symbol hit turns into a wild and a payout is made. Blizzards can sweep across the reels on winless spins, dropping between 3 and 9 mystery symbols as they go. These then turn into the same matching symbol to create a winner.

Landing 3 or more cascade wins in a row activates the Christmas Present feature. You’ll then win a prize of between 5 and 1,000 x your total stake, a win multiplier of between 2x and 30x or 5 free spins with the Snowman feature triggering on each of them. A multiplier increases by 1 with each cascade during the free spins too.

The Christmas Tree RTP is 96.4% with the variance in the medium range. The maximum win is an impressive 25,000 x stake from a single spin.

Santa’s Wonderland (Pragmatic Play)

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Provider: Pragmatic Play RTP: 96.23%
Reels: 8 Paylines: 20
Volatility: Very High Max Win: 7,500 x stake

Santa’s Wonderland is brought to you by Pragmatic Play and is played on an 8×8 grid. Colourful and bright, ever win triggers the Tumble feature for successive wins. There’s a Midnight Riches feature where reaching level 5 will see a 15x multiplier apply.

Look out for special coloured snowflakes which, when part of a win, will trigger a particular Spin feature. These include extras like transforming symbols, 2×2 blocks, Supersized blocks and added wilds.

With a 96.23% RTP rate, you can win up to 7,500 x your total stake per spin in the Santa’s Wonderland slot.

Christmas Slots FAQs

Are they lots of Christmas themed slot games?

Yes, all slot providers/developers make festive themed slots. Based mainly on Santa Claus or reindeers, you’ll even find some of their regular slots with a Christmas makeover just for the festive period.

What are the best Christmas slots?

With so many to choose from, you have over 100 Xmas themed slot games to play. As with normal slots, a lot depends on the features you like, if you prefer playing high variance titles and what engine they use. Take a list at the top 10 Christmas slots which cater to all types of players and preferences.

Are Christmas slots better than normal slot games?

The answer is yes and no. Slot developers use all their innovations and features in their Xmas releases so you’ll get Christmas games with huge win potential, engines likes Megaways and every bonus feature imaginable.

Can I play Christmas slots free?

Yes. All slot games here at Online-Slot.co.uk can be played for free. This means there are Christmas slots free play versions available to play on desktop, mobile and/or tablet devices.

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