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13 December 2021

The Top Four Christmas Slots of the Season

As we enter December, all the big slot developers love to release a Christmas-themed game in the hope of benefitting from the Christmas spirit that envelopes much of the Western world. So, whether you’re planning on carving up a huge Turkey in the United States, or enjoying the legendary Japanese Christmas KFC Bucket, why not treat yourself to a few spins on a few of these Christmas-themed games too?

Secrets of Christmas (NetEnt)

This one has been around for a while now and is a popular choice amongst Christmas slot fans. Plenty of casinos have special offers on at this time of year for slots players, and Secrets of Christmas is possibly one of the best ones to try with your new player bonus! With an RTP of 96.72%, Secrets of Christmas isn’t the most generous slot around – but it’s certainly far from the lowest RTP you’ll find.

This medium volatility game features five reels, 25 paylines, and a minimum bet of just $0.25. There’s plenty of features too – a Bonus Game, Wild & Scatter Symbols, and a Free Spins round with multipliers to boost your winnings.

Fruit Shop Christmas (NetEnt)

NetEnt have given their popular Fruit Shop game a seasonal makeover this year – those who regularly play online slots with real money will immediately recognize this as the same game as the original Fruit Shop, but with a huge dose of seasonal goodness thrown in for good measure. With a similar RTP of 96.7% to their Secrets of Christmas game, you can be sure of getting a decent amount of playtime for your money from this slot.

Another medium volatility game, Fruit Shop Christmas features five reels but only fifteen paylines – less paylines means fewer wins, but when you do hit them, they’ll be bigger than slots with more paylines. The top win is 2000x your stake – that’s $300 on the minimum bet of $0.15, and $30,000 if you are crazy enough to play at $150 a spin.

Wild & Scatter symbols are included along with a Multiplier feature and a short – but regularly triggered and sometimes very effective free spins round, Fruit Shop Christmas is likely to do well at Online Casinos this Christmas.

Foxin’ Wins: A Very Foxin’ Christmas (NextGen Gaming)

Foxin’ Wins has been a popular NextGen slot for a while now, so it’s unsurprising to see the company decide to create a Christmas edition for 2021. The Fox is the Wild symbol in this game and hitting two on any active payline can lead to an impressive win forming. The only symbol the Fox doesn’t replace is of course the Scatter symbol – this is a common feature of most slots, and games with wilds which count as Scatter’s are few and far between.

Unfortunately, the RTP is a little lower on this one – between 95.223% and 95.618%, depending on if you choose to play the Super Bet or not. That’s not a lot of difference, to be fair, but despite the low difference in RTP, the Super Bet feature does seem to add a lot to the gameplay of Foxin Wins: A Very Foxin’ Christmas.

The Super Bet, by the way, is an additional wager that you can adjust at the side of the reels. Turning the Super Bet to mode 1 adds a Fox Pup to reels two and four – you already get one on the third reel, with or without the Super Bet. Increase the Super Bet to mode 2 and you’ll be paying $0.50 coins per spin at the minimum, but you’ll also get a Fox Pup on all five reels. During my testing, I found the Super Bet made a huge difference to the amount of wins I received – though doubling my wager probably offset that advantage by quite a bit.

As for features – there’s no disappointment here. The Pot of Gold Scatter starts a feature with just two landed, but you’ll want to hit three or more if you want to see the Free Spins round. The Fox Pups occur much more frequently during Free Spins and are your best chance of hitting a huge win. Also, if you are familiar with the original game, you’ll be pleased to hear that both Random Bonuses have been retained in this version of the game.

A Christmas Carol (BetSoft)

It’s always nice to see BetSoft on any list, as their games tend to have a different style to them which can often break up the monotony of an online slotting session. Beware though: this game features an RTP of just 94.58%, so you may get less playtime for your money. Betsoft offsets this though, with a huge maximum win of 513,000 coins – enough to give anyone a very happy Christmas.

A playing card feature allows you to win up to 400 coins, which is a nice touch just for spinning the bonus game. Have no fear if you see Scrooge either – he’s obviously changed his ways, and is giving out prizes of 300, 500 and 100 coins these days. Just be careful when he offers you the chance to gamble your winnings – you could lose it all. Maybe he hasn’t changed so much after all.

The ghosts of Christmas Past and Future make an appearance in this game too – offering rewards of up to 12 free spins should five of them land on the reels. You are much more likely to receive three or six spins for landing three or four respectively, but the prospect of hitting all five will keep many players hooked on A Christmas Carol.

Conclusion:

So, there we have it, the best four Christmas slots of 2021. Which one will you choose? Good luck, whichever it is, and above all: Merry Christmas!

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