As soon as Halloween and Thanksgiving festivities are done with, we slowly begin to turn our attentions to preparations for another big holiday, Christmas! It’s the time of the year we share with family, decorating our Christmas tree and decorating our yards and windows with colourful flashing lights and displays. We place Christmas stockings next to our tree or fireplace in the hope that Santa will come to fill them with gifts.
For Online Players, it’s not really Christmas until we begin to play the Christmas themed online slots games. In recent years, just like your egg-nog and Christmas carols, Christmas-spirited theme online slots have become a part of the Christmas atmosphere. Online casinos and game producers join forces to offer the best Christmas-themed-games usually along with an abundance of mouth-watering bonuses.
Many of the leading software providers have developed slot titles to celebrate the holidays. When it comes to Christmas, there is no better way to get in the holiday spirit than by taking a few spins on the leading Christmas themed online slot games. Let’s examine some of the best Christmas slots that can be played for free, for real money and even on mobile devices as well as your home PC.
Ghosts of Christmas
Ghosts of Christmas is a quality online slots releases from Playtech and available for play at Karamba Casino.
In recent years, when it comes to online slot machines we’ve grown accustomed to playing games based on recent action or horror movies or perhaps even super hero flicks. Consequently, it’s a refreshing change of pace to find an online slot based on a classic novel by one of the greatest English language authors ever to have lived (Microgaming’s Moby Dick is another great exception to the rule).
Ghosts of Christmas is, of course, based on ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens. It’s an online slot based Dickens’ 19h century classic novella about Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from a wealthy skinflint to a generous benefactor after visits from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.
This great online slot uses characters from the novel and there’s a distinctly authentic Victorian look and feel to the backdrop and the reels. The symbols are presented in a superb cartoon style and the rich graphics are very reminiscent of the popular Christmas movie, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’.
Not to be outdone, Microgaming also have their own online slot based on Dickens’ classic Christmas novella that in many ways is superior to the Playtech game. The game does a relatively decent job in showing off all the characters from the book (Timmy, the business partner and the ghosts of Christmas’ Past, Present and Future), however, in this way it is perhaps is a little inferior to Playtech’s Ghosts of Christmas.
What makes Scrooge a great slot is the innovative feature which allows you to advance to the free spins option by clicking though symbols yourself without any special gameplay required in order to do so. Given these free spins opportunities and great bonus monies on offer, its no wonder that Scrooge has a very high Return-to-Player percentage of over 97%. Play Scrooge this holiday season at Royal Vegas, Spin Palace, All Slots, Ruby Fortune, Jackpot City and Betway.
Deck the Halls
Deck the Halls is another festive themed online slot game that combines 5 reels and 30 paylines. It has also been developed by Microgaming and available for play at Royal Vegas, Spin Palace, All Slots, Ruby Fortune, Jackpot City and Betway.
Launched in 2008, you couldn’t find a more stereotypically Christmas-themed slot anywhere. There’s nothing sinister in terms of ghosts, ghouls or gremlins. In fact, it maybe a little syrupy sweet and innocent for some darker tastes.
However, on the plus side, Deck the Halls does provide online players with high variance. In other words, the slot doesn’t pay that often. However, when it does, it could be a monster win.
If you hit a decent win early on when playing Deck the Halls, we suggest you take your winnings happily and move on. Even more so, if you’ve been lucky enough to have hit the maximum coin value win.
The ‘Happy Holidays’ Online Slot showcases some of Microgaming’s best work (available for play at Royal Vegas, Spin Palace, All Slots, Ruby Fortune, Jackpot City and Betway). The graphics of Happy Holidays are smooth and faultless to a tee and the game visuals are easy on the eye. Traditional Christmas symbols include the Stuffed Turkey, the Gingerbread House, classic Christmas Cookies, and a full-to-the-brim Christmas Stocking. The game’s festive, cheery soundtrack completes the Christmas wrapping.
Include a Free Spins feature that provides 1024 ways to win (more than four times the Happy Holidays base game rate) and a Return-to-Player percentage of over 97% and it will feel like Christmas all year long.
Whilst we admit it, they are not traditional Christmas-themed slots, online progressive slots provide players with the opportunity to set themselves up for the New Year ahead with a huge jackpot win.
Games like Mega Moolah, The Dark Knight, Mega Fortune and Hall of Gods are responsible for creating hundreds of multi-millionaires. When better than Christmas to receive millions as a gift to yourself.
Online progressive slots work just like their land-based brothers. Every wager you make feeds a small amount into the progressive jackpot for that game. With more people playing progressive online slots more than ever before, huge jackpots are being won on a more regular basis.
Microgaming is one online casino software provider that has established its number one industry-leading reputation on fun, colourful games that keep the player ‘in the game’ and interested in potentially winning life-changing jackpot amounts in its ‘Mega Moolah’ game. Mega Moolah is the current world record holder providing a one spin win of over CAD$23 million in October 2015 and has already created 9 millionaires in 2017 alone.
Good luck, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!