The game is set up with an immersive soundtrack, and themes that follow the plot. The game is played on 5 reels with up to 40 paylines, and the minimum bet you can make is 50 coins, though high-rollers can bet up to 500 coins.
You'll find different accessibility options such as auto-play (up to 100 consecutive spins) and max bet as well. Symbols to look out for in the game include Ralphie, his family, fragile boxes, broken glasses, and a few others. With Ralphie, he can appear as a two-spot symbol, creating bigger combos.
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It starts with the Wild symbol, which is represented by the Leg Lamp. This symbol can substitute for any symbol in the game, except for the Scatter. Another one of its features is that it can turn into an expanding Wild. Therein, it can expand the entire reel and even cover any of the reels with Wilds.
There are plenty of bonuses to discover. For one, there are Bumpus Hounds which lead to a few Wilds added to the reels. Ralphie himself can turn into an expanding Wild that covers all the entirety of reel 5. The highlight bonus feature is, of course, the Christmas morning round. Activating it takes you to another screen where Santa Claus is waiting.
He gives you the chance to choose from a slew of bonuses. Rewards range from thousands of coins to multipliers. Moving on, there's the Triple Dog bonus which rewards free spins, while the Queen Mother of Dirty Words rewards expanding Wilds and free spins. The latter is a pick and click bonus round, which ends whenever you pick too many curse words.
Another feature is the special Decoder Wheel, which entails you spin a perk wheel. It's the most interesting as it gives every player the chance to choose from all three of A Christmas Story's jackpots. By the way, all three jackpots are also progressive and local to the video slot. The final bonus feature is the Black Bart Bounty. Inside, you get to eliminate evil bandits with your six-shooter. Rewards to expect include free spins, and multipliers.