Sleigh bells ring, chestnuts are roasting, and lights are twinkling in some of the best mobile Christmas themed slots around. Merry Xmas folks!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We don’t care if you are reading this in July as an early Christmas lover, or getting ready for the festive fun on Christmas Eve, there’s never a wrong time to play Christmastime slot games.
No one will judge here, or at the online casinos who host these special Xmas games. That’s the wonderful thing about slot machines – it’s not a group sport.
You get to see the twinkle in Kris Kingle eyes, the magic of falling snow and watch mouth-watering yule tide logs spin before your eyes, all in the privacy of your own home.
We love this season, and not just because you hope that the feeling of generosity will mean you get a few extra presents at the bottom of your Christmas tree.
We take a look at what are the best Noel and Santa slots you can play at mobile casinos, and whether they truly have that generous spirit.
Because we suspect that if you are here, reading about video slots for the festive season, you are no Scrooge or Grinch. You want to see the garlands, the wreaths and the holly on 3 or 5 reel fruit machines and just embrace the spirit of the season.
Well, guess what? That’s exactly what you’ll find in our Holiday Seasons slot games.
So usually, when we talk about all the different slot game themes, we usually have to break down the different themes within themes.
For example; in the Wild West you might find Prospecting Gold slots sitting next to Cowboys and Indians.
With the game theme of Christmas, there’s not as much variety; mostly because most of the casino software providers create games from Sweden, Europe, the UK or North America.
So what you get is the traditions from the West transferred on screen. More importantly, everyone stays well away from any kind of religion, for obvious reasons.
In order to make it so as many people as possible will enjoy their Noel themed online slots, the game studios generally sticky with very generic themes.
You probably won’t see any Krampus from Austria on the reels, or the Gävle Goat from Sweden or get the Kentucky Fried Christmas dinner so popular in Japan.
This is about celebrating the modern secular version of Xmas; think Hallmark Channel movie and you’ll get pretty close.
Whether it’s Old St Nick, Mince pies, Eggnog or enchanting decorations and wreaths, the more generic you make your game, the more people your get to spin your reels – whether you live in Austria, Sweden or Japan you instantly recognise the old fat man on the reels and the star glowing at the top of pine tree.
So instead of looking at what are the best Christmas slots by the different types within the theme, we are going to look specifically at the best festive games to play depending on your holiday mood.
At mobile phone gambling sites and casinos, the choice of Holiday friendly games isn’t as wide as you might think.
Once you remove the truly bad ones (ie. Elf and Safety – good pun, but meh game) you are actually left with a fairly small selection.
Still, at least everyone has one festive slot to offer punters and depending on when you are reading this themed game list, you may be looking for something a little different.
So, you love all things to do with December, but you are afraid people will judge you for playing on Santa games months ahead of time.
Maybe you even realise that it’s a little early to get into the festive mood, so you want something that brings you that Xmas cheer but without it shining on your face like a massive red nosed Rudolph shining on your rooftop.
For you, we present the Ho Ho Tower slot by Elk Studios. In many ways, it’s the companion slot to the Hong Kong Tower slot but has slightly different mechanics that still makes it stand out as its own machine.
Set in the Orient, with candy canes filling the reels and golden Ying and Yang symbols, you get to climb that tower to spin the money wheels with a top prize of 1,061 times your bet.
It’s Christmas with an oriental gambling twist. Who doesn’t love something a little different?
And by Christmas day we mean you can play this as a Christmas Eve or Boxing Day slot, but generally it’s perfect specifically for when you are in the middle of the advent hullabaloo.
The decorations are up, the gifts and presents are wrapped, the Christmas cards have been sent, and you are sitting by a roaring fire drinking mulled wine, glögg, eggnog or hot chocolate.
For this occasion, we recommend the Secrets of Christmas by NetEntertainment. Again, this isn’t a wholly original machine as it’s basically a festive version of the Secrets of the Stones game by the same provider.
But that’s ok, because who doesn’t love a good game with great features and decent wins?
With 25 paylines, wilds, scatters and a free spin bonus round this has plenty of a generous spirit and isn’t as volatile as some of the other names on this list.
Maybe for you the only Nicholas you know lives next door, a Buche de Noel is nothing more than a fancy chocolate log and the only pudding you eat comes in the sticky toffee variety.
It’s not that you don’t love Christmas, it’s that you don’t have specific traditions around it other than eat food, meet up with friends for a pint, and watch lots of crappy seasonal television.
If you don’t have kids then why would you care about Sinterkleass or Santa Claus or Elves or whatever mythical fairy creature lives up the north pole?
For you, we have the Holiday Season slot online by Play’n GO. This is the work Christmas party slot where happy people drink champagne and the background is just a pretty lit scene full of wonderful shops.
Add that you trigger free spins where you get a guaranteed win on every time, and one of those wins could be 10,000 times your bet, and you might just end up believing in the man in red after all.
We can’t talk about the best Christmas games for Android casinos and iOS gambling sites without mentioning the man who rules this season with a soft cuddly iron fist.
He is the main character for most of the machines you’ll read about below, and for good reason. He’s happy, he’s jolly, he’s generous and he brings a smile to all our inner 5-year-olds that get awaken during this winter solstice.
There’s many we could pick from, including Secrets of Christmas which we mentioned earlier, but instead, we decided to go with something a little more traditional.
As such, our choice for the best Santa mobile slot is Merry Xmas – we know, we know, the title is naff. They couldn’t commit to the full holiday, so they had to bastardize the name.
But these simple 15 payline reels are littered with Christmas cheer and old St Nick himself shows up, with reindeers, mulled wine, candles, festive baubles, all set against a beautiful snowy scene.
Add that you have four wild symbols each with different multipliers ranging from 2x to 5x randomly giving you generous wins, you’ll feel like the spirit of Xmas was within you all along.
This is a strange category because these aren’t technically Christmas themed casino video slots.
Instead, what many providers have started doing is just give some of their most popular and well-known slot games a winter twist, giving you an extra reason to revisit these old classics.
You don’t always find them all year round – instead, these are special editions that pop up around November and December, allowing you to play well-known machines but with a little holiday cheer.
We’ve picked some of our favourites below:
There’s only one casino where you can find all these slots and more, and that’s at the always brilliant Videoslots mobile and tablet casino.
Head there now for some festive fun and a very generous welcome bonus. T’is the season to be jolly, after all.
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