Christmas is well and truly here, and you know what they say; if you can't beat them, join them, drink the eggnog, and get playing on the best Christmas slots of 2015.
It wasn’t easy to make this slots list. Obviously there are plenty of Christmas slots out there, but games you can play on both mobile and online?
Those are much harder to find. We’re not talking ‘winter slots’ or ‘snowy slots’. These have to be games that make the effort to celebrate this time of the year..
But with every mobile casino out there bringing out a new awesome Christmas casino bonus, we figured even old curmudgeon like us can join in the fun.
And who knows, maybe bring a little festive spirit into your hearts… if it means winning big.
More importantly, they couldn’t just be about Xmas; these had to be entertaining and fun to play. It’s why this is only a top 8 slots list, and not a top 10 or 15.
Lastly, we wanted variety. So we tried to pick at least one of each game provider; though obviously not all made the cut. It seems like IGT and WMS hate the holidays, because they provide nothing vaguely festive.
Maybe we’ll send them a bottle of mulled wine to their office next year to remind them to be less grinchy.
We start with something a little unusual. The Santa’s Gift slot is a 3×3 game with only 8 paylines, so fans of larger mobile slots should move on quickly.
However, if you want a generous game, where you can see snow glistening through the window pane, then look no further. It can’t help but warm the coldest of hearts, especially if you love simple classic spins.
The newest addition to the Christmas collection, and of course, it’s Microgaming bringing the cheer to players all round. If anyone wins ‘spirit of the year’ it would be this software, who every year make an effort to release something new for the holidays.
This years gives us a snowy day time scene, with children ice skating, on this 243 ways to win Happy Holiday slot. More intriguing, it expands to give you 1024 ways to win during the free spins.
A classic slot, Xmas Joker is no joke. It might only have 3 reels and 5 paylines, but with stacked symbols, scatters, and free spins, this is no ordinary Play’n GO game.
For one, it’s based on one of their most popular games, Mystery Joker, and for two, the free spins hide a little surprise. Namely up to 100x time your bet win every time a gift symbol shows up on the reels.
If you visit this king of trolls any other time of the year, at every mobile casino with Elk Gaming, you’ll find him sitting in a bright lush forest.
But, once a year at one specific casino, the Electric Sam slot game put on his santa hat, and fills the screen with pretty snowy scene to go along with the neon fruits on these 5 reels.
A vastly under appreciated game, with built in betting strategies, that’s just giving you an excuse to rediscover.
Technically, NetEnt have cheated a little. Instead of creating something unique for the holidays, they’ve instead taken out one of their best slot games, and giving it a new Christmas twist.
But hey, that includes our choices of number 5 and 3, so let’s not judge too harshly.
Especially as the Fruit Shop mobile slot doesn’t lose it’s brilliance simply because you move from bright happy reels, to bright happy snowmen and icy fruit.
We should point out that NetEnt have also brought out a Christmas edition of Flowers, but we prefer Fruit Shop and you can’t have two re-skinned NetEnt slots in this list.
They’ve got to be punished for not trying just a little bit harder.
Strangely enough, this little NextGen gem is hard to find. The non-Christmas edition of the Merlin’s Magic Respin slot game is everywhere, because frankly, this is a brilliant game.
The Christmas slot edition, which gives our famous wizard a Santa hat and snow in his laboratory, can only be found at a few select mobile casinos, but they are ones we are happy to play at, so it’s no chore.
Sure. This might not be the smartest of themes, but who cares? You can get up to 5 reels totally wild and wins that are almost miraculous.
And isn’t this the season of miracles after all?
The Merry Xmas video slot is by far the simplest of the machines on our list, and perhaps, the prettiest.
With 15 paylines, there’s no free spins, no scatters, no intricate mini-games. Instead, you get stacked wilds and huge wins as you spin 5 reels full of candy cane, spiced wine, and a friendly Santa.
Add wilds that give you up to x5 multipliers each time they show up, and a click me bonus that pays out as much as 150 times your bet, and you’ll be spending a very merry little Christmas indeed.
We are pretty sure that Microgaming’s Deck the Halls slot game has, in the past, made it to the top of our best Christmas mobile slot list.
To quote ourselves (because even we run out of way to describe games), it’s “Beautiful, charming and a perfect companion for a cold winter’s eve.”
A little easier on the wallet than Merry Xmas and with more classic game play as Deck the Halls provide you with 30 paylines, scatters, wilds and free spins.
More importantly, the stacked wild come with a 2x multiplier, as standard, and a 4x multiplier during the free spins.
And because it’s a Microgaming Christmas slot game, you know that even though it’s generous with it’s payout, there’s still a good chance to win enough to have yourself a very Merry Christmas and an even happier New Year.Start Playing at Vera & John »