It’s that time of year again! When you play slots and all you hear are sleigh bells ringin’ and carol singers singin’. No? Just me then.  I don’t know how many casino games get released specifically for Christmas, but it’s a lot.

There are already 16 slots at PlayOJO that namecheck Santa, and many more if you include Mrs Claus and the elves. Throw in Christmas editions of every big slot going (shout out to Christmas Cleopatra, out now) and there are way over 100 games with a festive flavour to savour. 

Saint Nicked by Merkur might be my favourite slot name, but I’m not here to judge on name alone. You might only play ‘em once a year, but there’s much more to Christmas casino games than a sprig of holly and a wintery theme.  

Christmas Casino Games

In my latest OJO Show podcast, I run down my top three new games this Christmas. All three deserve a shot at the Christmas No.1, yet there can be only one winner of my not-remotely-coveted title. Tune in to found out, or simply save yourself six minutes and scroll down the page.

Treat Yo’ Elf

Talking of memorable names, check this one out. You don’t even have to be a fan of Parks & Recreation to love Treat Yo’ Elf. This Indigo Games creation is top draw festive fun, with a very fine combination of bonus features. I won’t spoil your fun. Go give it a try or listen to my podcast to hear why I think this game deserves to be a Christmas chart topper.

Slingo Elf Blitz

Slingo meets sleighride in this lovely little game, complete with skating track bonus. In my opinion, no other casino game gives you as much play for your money as Slingo, except perhaps a 7-card 21 in blackjack.  

The choice of three different volatility modes is a nice touch, and the chance to win a bonus prize from the sleigh track on top of the regular Slingo prize ladder make Slingo Elf Blitz a gift I won’t be returning this December.

Christmas Catch

As an Australian game studio, Big Time Gaming should be making Christmas casino games where Santa surfs in 40-degree heat while his elves fire up the barbie. But no, that wouldn’t fly with us poms. So instead they gave us Christmas Catch, a very merry Megaways slot slapped on the side of Santa’s Workshop. Just as I’d hoped, it’s got that sprinkle of magic so often found in lots of BTG’s games. 

Hope you enjoy my selection and have a very happy Christmas and New Year. See you in 2024! 

Daniel Grant

Daniel Grant

Dan Grant has been writing about gambling for 15 years, and been fascinated by beating the odds for even longer. Now he’s on a mission to help others bet smarter and avoid the mistakes he made. When he’s not obsessing over bankroll strategy or counting cards badly, he’s hosting The OJO Show podcast.