Secrets of Christmas is a 5 reel, 25 payline slot that is powered by Net Entertainment. Available to play on desktop, mobile and tablet devices from 25p to £125 per spin, enjoy the Christmas spirit and discover what special gifts Santa brought you this time around.

Visually, the game is set within a wooden lodge with the reels surrounded by holly. Symbols on the reels include bells, milk and cookies, gingerbread houses, sackful of toys and obviously Santa. You also have playing cards (A, K, Q, J and 10) which are all holly-themed with twinkle lights in them.

The highest value symbol is the bell which gives you 1,250 times your line stake for 5 on payline. Santa is the wild symbol and appears on all 5 reels – he substitutes for all symbols except the scatter. In terms of the soundtrack, you get to listen to a medley of popular Christmas tunes.

The scatter is the sackful of toys with 3 or more anywhere on the reels triggering the Free Spins feature where you will receive 10 free spins. Before the free spins start, you get to pick from 20 Christmas gifts to win extras. The amount of picks you’ll get depends on how many scatters you got to trigger the feature (so 5 picks for 5 scatters).

When it comes to the picks, you can unwrap 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 additional free spins, 1x or 2x multipliers, wild reels which cover reels 2 and/or 4 for every free spin and additional wild symbols (candle and/or bells can become wilds during the feature).

If you’re lucky enough to get 5 picks, you could unwrap 5 and 10 extra free spins (taking your total to 25 free spins), 2 wild reels and a 2x multiplier. That’s the best combination in my opinion. You could also get 2 extra wilds, 2 wild reels and a 2x multiplier. If you get the 1x and 2x multipliers, you’ll benefit from a 4x multiplier in total.

Secrets of Christmas may be a Christmas themed slot but it has enough on offer to be appealing all year round – I found the variance to be in the middle with potential wins of up to 1,425 times your stake on each spin. Let’s just hope you’ve been good this year and you can win a sackful of Santa’s coins. If you like Christmas themed slots though, Microgaming’s Secret Santa is recommended.