Christmas Slots

Most slot players have tried at least one or two Christmas-themed slot games. They’re ideal to help you get in the festive spirit once December arrives. Most new games for the season release in late November or early December too, so each year you’ll have more to play.

Why are there so many variations in this theme though? It seems like a simple one – a classic, really – yet there is more to this than you’d imagine.

Different software developers take varied approaches

Some are eager to get as creative as they can with a Christmas slot game. We like that approach too, as it reveals lots of slots that take a more unusual path to success.

Of course, plenty of developers have created slots around the famous Scrooge story. Others offer basic formats and symbols, while others have 3D effects and multi-layered aspects to the game. Think of free spins, respins, various bonus opportunities, and much more besides.

There are plenty of festive characters to focus on

We’ve mentioned Scrooge already, and those games often feature the three Ghosts as well. Elsewhere, you’ve got Santa, Rudolph the most famous reindeer, assorted elves, and even Mrs Santa on occasion.

Other games might go for other festive icons, such as Christmas trees, holly, a festive wreath, or perhaps some candy canes or toys. We’ve seen games going for the usual playing card symbols for the lower-valued symbols, yet wrapping them in giftwrap for a more pleasing appearance.

You can find lots of themes within the festive theme too

What does this mean? It doesn’t seem to make sense, but we’ve seen so much variation in the Christmas-themed slots from numerous sources that we can see how it works.

For instance, some take a cartoon approach to the whole thing. There are a few slots from RTG that have a more competitive feel, with Santa and Rudolph battling each other or those pesky elves getting up to mischief. Another one from Rival has

a sub-theme revealing where all the lost Christmas toys of yesteryear go… so you can see there are lots of variations here.

Try some demo festive slots to see what’s on offer

We love Christmas, so we regularly dip into a festive slot whenever we’re in the mood. Come November, you can expect us to begin looking for lots of new festive releases to play. It makes the festive season longer for us, before we dive into some real play for our favorite Christmas slot games. Will you join us this year?