Want to play Christmas slots in December 2016? Read our top list of Christmas slots and play the best titles by Betsoft, RTG and NetEnt. On this list you’ll find new slots as well as oldies-goldies.
It’s that time of the year again and slots players are rejoicing as they have a good excuse to indulge in Christmas-themed slot games at their favorite online casinos. So what’s new this year? Any new slots we should be trying out? Any oldies-goldies that are still worth playing? Let’s take a look at what’s offered for Christmas 2016, and we’ve paid special attention to US players, and all of these slots can be played by US residents.
#5 Secrets of Christmas, NetEnt
Let’s start with the long-anticipated title by NetEnt that’s being released on 15 December 2016. Secrets of Christmas is a very rewarding slot game with a high maximum payout, and NetEnt made a good decision to allow a very high max bet of $125 on this one. Tons of money will be going in and out of this slot game during the holidays, that’s guaranteed. Some players will win that maximum win of 350,000 coins which translates to $175,000 in case of maximum bet. The only thing to do in this slot game is wait for free spins and choose the extra features for that bonus game. This is a quality slot game and you’ll definitely play it because it’s new. However, there are plenty more titles worth considering, and some of them are even better than this ace from NetEnt.
#4 The Elf Wars, Realtime Gaming
The Elf Wars is a 2012 title and it feels like such a mess the first time you play it, but then you realize there are so many bonus games to play and you fall in love with this RTG title. It’s one of the richest slot games overall, it’s a really wild game where something is going on all the time. The bonus games are generous and you will even get to spin the jackpot wheel more often than you could ever hope to. So, this is definitely one of the older titles that still deserve a mention. It’s a download-only slot game though, and not that many casinos have it. Silver Oak Casino is one that does so you might as well pay them a visit and jump through some hoops to finally get to play this exciting Christmas slot.
#3 A Christmas Carol, Betsoft
Stunning, absolutely stunning Christmas slot by Betsoft, the software company famed for excellent graphics. It doesn’t get any better than A Christmas Carol, and there’s the additional appeal of leaning on one of the timeless Christmas stories published in 19th century. So you get both the 19th century atmosphere and something that belongs to the 21st – an online slot game with incredible graphics. The game features medium payout and medium variance, though it feels a bit more rewarding when you play it. This is a title that cannot be overlooked, it’s a fabulous slot game you just have to play at least once. All Betsoft casinos have it, and our top choice is 5Dimes, or more specifically their Jackpot Casino. This makes A Christmas Carol available to US players as well. Players from other countries may just as well go to 5Dimes Jackpot Casino too, or choose Bet365, Mansion or Videoslots instead. All three are great places to play, and offer welcome bonuses which can be redeemed by playing A Christmas Carol.
#2 Snowmania, Realtime Gaming
The 2016 addition to the list of Christmas slot games is one of the best out there, particularly because of the innovative Morph Mania feature that removes the winning symbols and replaces them with new ones, also increasing the multiplier every time, and the multiplier can go up to whopping 15x during the Free Spins feature. Snowmania is very financially rewarding and features very low variance as well, making it feel like a gift that keeps on giving. There are no special bonus games in Snowmania, but the whole experience with those free spins and multipliers is both very rewarding and very intuitive. A quality slot game that will be played after Christmas as well.
#1 The Naughty List, Realtime Gaming
The Naughty List, published in December 2014, is still the most complete online slot game with a Christmas theme. You’ll enjoy this one as it’s the best balanced slot game that offers plenty of excitement and lots of rewards, all in nice graphics. So indulge yourself by playing this RTG slot game with medium variance and high payout at one of the casinos that feature Realtime Gaming software. 5Dimes is, as usual, our first choice and you’ll find this game in their Grand Casino. Lucky Red and Raging Bull are also good casinos that are likely to have this slot game set on High payout.
Honorable mention: The Nice List, Realtime Gaming
Successor to The Naughty List that came out the following year (2015), The Nice List is a more advanced slot game, but we discovered a nasty little bug that prevents us from wholeheartedly suggesting this game. It may be the bug is only on our machine because we didn’t have Flash installed, but still, it’s nasty. Read our The Nice List review and decide for yourself if this is a slot game you’ll want to play. If we didn’t have that bug – it would be an incredible slot that might just be #1 on this list. It pays a bit less than The Naughty List and is a bit more tricky to play, but when all things are considered it might be classified as a better slot. It features whopping 1024 paylines.
On December 15 we’ll see first hand how does the Secrets of Christmas slot game by NetEnt look like, and for NetEnt fans it will definitely be an opportunity they won’t want to miss. For everyone else we’ll review the slot to see if it’s something that’s better than the Christmas titles on this page, but in any case we’re sure you’ll want to play it. After all, why wouldn’t you? Playing Christmas slots is fun.
You can always browse through the entire list of slots we tagged as Christmas-themed. This article is just a top list based on what we’ve found while playing these slots. In that list you’ll see other titles such as Rudolph’s Revenge, Happy Holidays or Santastic that are well-worth playing but just didn’t make it to this list.