Christmas is just around the corner and no matter what happens, we are determined to consume tons of gingerbread men, unwrap presents, and spin the reels of our favorite online slots. And lucky for us, there is an array of new engaging titles dedicated to everything we love about the most wonderful time of the year. Here you have it: 10 best brand new Christmas-themed slots to get into the festive spirit in 2020!
1. Epic Holiday Party
If you can’t just jump on the plane and fly to Vegas but would gladly spend this Christmas in Vegas, RTG offers you the opportunity to join Epic Holiday Party and tap into the festive atmosphere of the City of Lights that is all about the upgrades – just like fabulous Vegas itself!
Away from the usual snow-clad scenery, players are offered a bit different version of Father Christmas, more handsome and sipping a signature cocktail surrounded by charming babes. The 5x3 grid is enhanced with 243 ways to win and 4 different game levels that let you decide the size of payouts. The higher your bets, the heftier prizes you can expect – you are the one to determine whether you will be eligible for the Mini, Minor, Major, or Grand jackpot worth $50, $250, $1,000, or $5,000 respectively.
There are two Wilds in the game, a Wild and a Multiplying Wild. The Wild is a sack full of coins and can appear on reels two, three, or four. It can substitute for all other icons except the scatter (Christmas tree) and wild multiplier. The latter is a snow globe that shows up on the middle reel only. Landing at least three scatters will activate free spins that can also be retriggered. During free spins, all low paying icons fall away, giving you the chance of winning really big.
2. Christmas Tree
Perhaps the most original release, Christmas Tree is created by TrueLab Games in cooperation with Yggdrasil and its YG Master program. The unique grid comes in the form of a tree adorned with colorful presents and cluster pays. The fun begins when at least 5 matching symbols connect to each other via edges while multiple clusters landed at the same time deliver cumulative wins. Winning clusters disappear from the reels giving way to new icons and new cascades that continue until no more triumphant clusters appear.
After 3 or more cascades, players will witness one of the three miracles: free spins, bet win, or win multiplier. A playful snowman turns wild low- and medium-paying symbols by throwing snowballs into them while a sudden blizzard can sweep the playfield with up to 9 Mystery symbols that transform into regular icons or wilds. Free spins are part of the Miracle plot, and during the feature, each cascade increases the progressive multiplier by 1x.
3. Take Santa's Shop
Betsoft comes up with a big idea – why wait for Santa’s presents if you can just rob his shop and take whatever you want? If you do not mind being the villain, then safely embark on the exciting journey full of snow globe payouts and Ornament Bombs that detonate every 10 free spins. See here.
Enjoy immersive 3D graphics and a 5x4 reel layout with 75 lines to hit your winning combinations. Look out for Santa’s Sleigh icons landing on the reels – that will award you 15 free rounds to escape and keep all the spoils for yourself. By the way, this game offers the Buy Feature that allows you to buy into the free spins bonus and control how many wilds you can see per spin.
Ebenezer Scrooge and his old business partner Jacob Marley came to life in this 3-reel classic that has only 5 pay lines but Play n’ Go has stuffed it with extra features. All symbols can appear as a stack while Scrooge is wild and likes to give away multipliers to boost your wins. He is often visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future (oh yes, they do exist!) that use their powers to guarantee players a win.
Special Win Spins are triggered by landing two stacked reels of the same symbol and being awarded a multiplier on a non-winning spin. Reel 3 will just keep re-spinning until a player gets a win! Each ghost has different intentions, and if the one that is in charge of Christmas Past will decrease the multiplier with each spin, the ghost of Christmas Future will increase it up to 10x while during Win Spins of Christmas Present, the awarded multiplier will stick in place. In addition to that, there is also a chance of triggering Ebenezer’s Gift that doubles any multiplier. See here.
Ho Ho Cash
Ho Ho Cash is themed around the main attributes of Merry Christmas – gingerbread houses, magical snowmen, and, of course, presents worth spinning. This 5-reel slot made by Nucleus Gaming is a great choice for low-rollers as they can start playing with just $0.20 a spin across 10 ten fixed lines while the maximum bet is set at $10. The aforementioned gingerbread houses are wild and can substitute for all other symbols except for scatters, which are cheery snowmen that award 5, 7, or 9 free spins when three, four, or five of them appear on the screen.
If you are one of those punters who do not like waiting, you can take advantage of the Buy Feature that does exactly what it says on the tin - allows you to buy into the bonus with 10 free spins. Well, be ready to pay for this privilege 100x your stake but on the bright side, each Bonus Buy icon that shows up on reels 2 and 4 will reduce the cost of the feature by a random amount between $0.20 and $2. The game also includes a classic Head and Tails gamble feature where you flip a coin for a chance to double your winnings.
4. Santa Riches
This 5-reel 20-line Christmas extravaganza snows winning chances, literally. Santa is real and his sack is full of colorful presents and fantastic extra features. Players have a chance to unlock an additional reel and continue their exciting journey across a 6x5 grid equipped with 50 pay lines.
Greentube has enhanced Santa Riches with the Arrow Trail that is filled up with winning combinations and you can get up to seven arrows that come with the expanded grid, pay both ways wins, and some truly delicious treats. For instance, four arrows will award 5 free spins and add Christmas Present symbols, five arrows will make these presents stacked, six arrows will turn them into 2x2 Mega symbols, and, finally, seven arrows will magically transform them into Colossal 3x3 presents. More than that, each arrow delivers additional free rounds.
5. IC Wins
If you like RTG’s 6-reel slots and a traditional white Christmas, then IC Wins is exactly what are you looking for! A lot of snow, chilly air, amazing wildlife, and a 6x4 playfield that has enough space for 4096 ways to win – get ready for bunches of free spins enhanced with random multiplies and one-of-its-kind experience in the company of polar bears, snow tigers, and sneaky wolves.
The campfire is wild while the game logo plays the role of a scatter that appears on all reels except reel 1. The more scatters you hit, the more free rounds you will get but four is just good to enjoy 12 bonus spins, each comes with a random multiplier of up to 7x! And here is the real kicker: on any non-winning spin in the base game, you can trigger a Guaranteed Re-Spin Win with a Multiplier Feature! It will re-trigger until you get your win – a cherry on top, which is hard to resist.
6. Freezing Classics
Booming Games has nicely wrapped well-beloved juicy fruits into the magic of beautiful wintery days. This 5x3 slot comes with 20 non-fixed pay lines and an impressive betting range that starts at $0.20 a spin and goes up to $200. Scrumptious cherries, refreshing watermelons, sweet plums, and icy blue sevens decorated with gold – all bring hefty payouts, especially when hitting the reels in stacks of three. Players can count on always sought-after free spins that can also be retriggered, as well as on the thrills and chills of a gamble feature. See here.
7. Christmas Carol Megaways™
Fans of Megaways™, Pragmatic Play has a special treat for you! Just like Play n’ Go’s classic, Christmas Carol Megaways™ is based on the famous novel of Charles Dickens but is driven by sophisticated reel mechanics able to generate up to 200,704 ways to win across an 8x6 grid.
Punters can win up to 20,000x bet and enjoy the company of the three Christmas Ghosts, the full benefits of the Tumbling feature, and plenty of free spins boosted by generous multipliers. Free rounds can be re-triggered unlimitedly – that’s what real Christmas is! This fantastic story comes with two optional extras - Ante Bet and Buy Free Spins – the first one gives you an opportunity to double your chances of hitting the feature while the second option allows you to purchase the feature for 100x your current bet.
8. Christmas Gift Rush
One more classic 3-reeler, this time created by Habanero, that lets you plunge into the wondrous world of a cozy small town where awe-inspiring gifts are hidden under every Christmas tree in every home. The Nudge feature activated by wins on the center line is the sweet spot of this slot. The reels continue to nudge until there are no winning combinations left, and players who are lucky to unlock three lines will get a higher multiplier with each following nudge. Inpatient slot buffs can also enable the Buy Feature to simply purchase a nudge on every spin, see here.