Top 10 Christmas-Themed Slot Games To Play In 2021

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Dec 14, 2021

The end of the year is a time when all South Africans sit back, relax and take some well deserved time off. A lot of us will set up the Christmas tree, get presents wrapped and spend time with family. Well, what better way to get into that festive mood than with some Christmas-themed online slots and casino games? There are multiple holiday designed and X-mas styled casino entertainment options out there for all to get stuck into.

We’ll cover 10 of the titles that we think not only have the best festive theme but ones that have the best return to player rates and are locally available, of course. Read on for some Christmas inspiration!

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By far, one of the best parts of the festive season is all the decorations that go up, there’s a sense of joy that comes with putting up baubles, tinsel and the tree itself. The following games are all great in their own right but come with that little bit of extra added joy thanks to their theme.

Get your list ready and prepare to check it twice because these titles will get you in the mood in no time!

Aloha! Christmas By NetEnt

This 6×6 video slot title is probably the closest to a South African Christmas on this list. Taking place on a tropical island, there isn’t a single snowflake to be seen. Since this can be played on any device, you’ll be able to enjoy this release from the actual beach for the ultimate immersive experience.

You’ll be aiming to get at least 3 Scatters in one single spin to trigger the bonus gameplay feature, the more Scatters you land the more bonus spins you’ll get up to a maximum initial amount of 50 bonus spins.

With a solid 96% return to player rate, this sets itself up to be a great festive-themed game for players that are used to warm Decembers.

Bonanza Billion X-mas Edition By BGaming

Players that enjoy the classics might want to pay special attention to this one. Combining juicy fruits and festive decorations, this slot release might actually have a little something for everyone. Played on a 6×5 grid, fruit and cheer will be raining down on all that play.

Thanks to its cascading features, should you land a win the cascade will continue by getting rid of the winning icons. If you’re aren’t a fan of waiting for bonuses to pop you can always use the buy option to activate bonus spins or toggle on the x2 chance option for increased odds for special features to trigger.

Hopefully, the high volatility coupled with a 96% RTP rate will see you have a pretty fun time raining fruit and baubles on your reels.

Big Santa By Realtime Gaming

It’s no secret that Santa Claus is a large fellow, but did you know that he has the power to make icons as large as him? A helper elf, Mrs Claus, and Big Santa himself can all grow to take up extra space on the reels, Saint Nick must be sharing all of those Christmas cookies!

Oversized high-paying symbols have a chance of landing and taking up either 2×2 or 3×3 spaces on the grid. In his bag of presents, Santa has bonus spins to give to everyone that has been good this year, depending on how good you’ll get either 10, 15 or 20 bonus spins.

Play on a 5×3 grid with wonderfully Christmas-y 25 paylines.

Moon Princess: Christmas Kingdom By Play’n GO

We all know that Christmas is a magical time but with these three ladies, they’re bringing actual magic to the party! If you feel like just decorating your house isn’t enough then it’s time to head to the Christmas Kingdom! Will you be able to find the mystical fox and use its unimaginable power?

It’s no fun not getting anything on Christmas, that’s why, on random non-winning spins, whoever is visible will use their power to help you out. Transforming or destroying icons and even adding Wilds, the magic the girls hold is spectacular.

This cascading game will have symbols raining down like snow, use the 96.20% RTP to try and win some magical treasure.

Santa’s Stack By Relax Gaming

Is the hustle and bustle of modern life just too much? Do you wish you could go back to a simpler time? Possibly even an 8-bit time? Well, say no more as this holiday-themed video slot release has exactly what you’re looking for. With everything pixelated, even the sounds, it doesn’t get much simpler than this.

Bonus spins and mystery symbols are all special features waiting to be triggered. This all plays out on an 8×8 grid proving that less is actually more. Collect 3 retro Christmas tree icons to trigger the BONUS and you’ll be wishing everything played out in 8-bit.

With a huge grid and a 96.27% RTP rate, you want this slot game under your tree.

Fat Santa By Push Gaming

Not to be confused with Big Santa, this festive-themed online release is so charming that it would warm your heart and melt any snow around you. With its overly cartoon styled graphics, this is the ultimate feel-good Christmas slot release.

Of course, the Santa Symbol and the Christmas Pie Wild Symbol have a special interaction, when this happens bonus games are awarded and Santa gets a full belly. The more pies that Santa eats the bigger he gets but for someone who travels across the world in a single night, he can get as big as he wants.

This game plays out on a 5×5 grid with a whopping 50 pay lines and an impressive 96.45% RTP rate. You’ll get all warm and fuzzy just looking at this release.

Christmas Carol Megaways By Pragmatic Play

Do you like cascading video slot games? Do you enjoy regular titles? Love Christmas carols? Why not have all of them wrapped up in one package! A spinning reel slot game with cascading elements is something all of us can get behind, especially when it’s made with a festive theme.

With a return to player rate of 96.50% and a pretty high volatility score, you’ll definitely be keeping on your toes.

Standard bonus spins are to be found here as you try to collect Scatters on a single spin. Not so standard though is that you’ll be given the choice of how many spins vs how high of a multiplier you want. Choose wisely!

Holiday Spirits By Play’n GO

With Christmas coming right after Halloween it makes sense that a spooky yet festive slot title would make the list. The second entry to draw inspiration for the famous Charles Dickens’ novel, ‘A Christmas Carol’, if you’re a fan of his work or that story specifically, you’re in for a treat!

Played out on a 3×3 grid, you’ll be reaching for the bonus features and multipliers whenever they make an appearance on the grid. Land Scatters and Wilds to make for the unique symbols and random multipliers will make you jump for joy.

Enjoy this 96.54% RTP rate game maybe with the movie adaptation on in the background for the ultimate immersive experience.

Jingle Bells Power Reels By Red Tiger Gaming

While the classic carol might not go exactly like that, it’s still a carol that we would listen to. A festive title designed and developed by this game producer is one that everyone should experience given their affinity for making high-quality entertainment solutions.

While the RTP might be a little low compared to the other entries on this list, sitting at around 95.78%, this title is still worth checking out. There are random features waiting to be activated as well as tried and true bonus spins to extend your play.

If you like visuals over most other features in a game, this is for you as all 8 of the reels will have you grinning from ear to ear with festive joy.

Jingle Ways Megaways By Red Tiger Gaming

Just one entry from Red Tiger wasn’t enough, we needed at least two! This release captures everything that makes Christmas great, the tree, the stockings, the cards, the food and most importantly of all, the presents. You’ll feel like a kid waking up on Christmas day again when you load into this one.

On a 6×6 grid, you’ll be playing with up to 117,649 Megaways which is out of this world. Only Santa could’ve made all of those Megaways in his workshop. With a RTP rate of 96%, while comparatively low, is quite high for this developer in particular.

Relive your childhood with exciting bonus features that have been left under the tree like everyone’s favourite, bonus spins!

We hope that you’ve found some new titles to play on Christmas day to get you pumped with holiday cheer! Have a lovely Christmas from our family to yours!

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