Christmas celebrations are incomplete without a spread of delectable dishes, and while traditional roasts and desserts often take center stage, it’s the festive appetizers that ignite the holiday spirit! To elevate your Christmas dinner, here is a list of 25 Christmas Holiday Appetizers guaranteed to satisfy your guests.
From quick recipes that save you time to classic holiday flavors everyone loves, this roundup for Christmas Appetizers Ideas is a treasure trove of holiday culinary inspiration. Whether you’re hosting a big family gathering, a holiday party, Christmas tree decorating, or a cozy evening with close friends, these appetizers will set the perfect tone. From small bite-sized treats to full-on charcuterie boards shaped like a Christmas tree, dive into this collection of recipes that will make your festive season!
Are you thinking “What do you serve at a Christmas open house party?” or “What nibbles to have at Christmas?” or “What food to bring to xmas party?” Well, we have a gorgeous collection of party appetizers to fit any holiday celebration.
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Christmas Charcuterie Board
This ultimate Christmas charcuterie board is a fantastic holiday appetizer filled with delicious treats. It includes a variety of cheeses, meats, fruits, nuts, and crackers, all combined to make a tasty and festive experience for your friends and family. This would be perfect for a Christmas Eve appetizer.
Pesto Puff Pastry Christmas Tree
Puff pastry sheets combine with red and green pesto to make the puff pastry trees, which are a wonderful appetizer served warm from the oven.
By: Xoxo Bella
Crab Rangoon Dip
Hot, creamy, cheesy, and full of crab will have everyone crowded around going nuts for this Crab Rangoon Dip. Serving seafood for the holidays always seems special.
Easy Christmas Appetizer Hummus Wreath
A favorite at Christmas parties year after year, this super-easy dip is gorgeous and delicious. Yet it’s a stress-free, easy appetizer that can even be made completely ahead of time!
Homemade Chex Mix
Sweet and salty come together in this great Homemade Chex Mix. It is as perfect for game day, for the holidays as it is when served with cocktails.
Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board
A Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board is the perfect appetizer for all of your holiday get-togethers. It’s customizable to your tastes and quick and easy to put together.
Appetizer Tortellini Skewers
These Appetizer Tortellini Skewers are a great grab and mingle hors d’oeuvre. Food on a stick is as popular as ever, and they are easy as they are a make-ahead recipe.
Blue Cheese Dip with Bacon, Chives, and Walnuts
Even if you’re not a blue cheese fanatic, you’ll go bonkers over this tangy and creamy Blue Cheese Dip with Bacon, Chives, and Walnuts! It’s an ideal football food or party appetizer to enjoy with fresh fruit, crackers, or spread on a toasted baguette.
Crockpot Cranberry Meatballs
This sweet and sour cranberry meatball recipe is the perfect holiday appetizer. It’s made in the slow cooker so you can set it and forget it and enjoy the festivities.
Cranberry Brie Bites
Nothing is more festive than cranberries for the holidays. These Cranberry Brie Bites are always a winner of a recipe. Hot melty cheese and cranberry sauce will entice your company to grab more and more of these.
Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Goat Cheese Bites
These quick and easy appetizers with sun-dried tomato pesto goat cheese can be ready to serve in 30 minutes! Creamy and cheesy, with a pop of sweetness from the sun-dried tomatoes.
By: Recipe Runner
Pull Apart Christmas Tree
Pull Apart Christmas Tree is made with fluffy cheese-stuffed bread rolls, parmesan cheese, and spices. A savory and delicious way to add some fun to a holiday meal. Just the right touch of butter, herbs, and melted cheese make these little dough balls a favorite appetizer or side dish during the holiday season.
Cranberry Baked Brie
This simple yet elegant Cranberry Baked Brie makes the perfect festive holiday appetizer. Made with only 5 ingredients, this fun cheese dip is always a crowd-pleaser! Who doesn’t love a melty baked brie!!
By: Joyous Apron
Jalapeno Cheese Bites
This make-ahead, low-carb, and keto-friendly appetizer is always a hit during Christmas because it’s semi-healthy, colorful, and different! Plus, it is the perfect Christmas finger food!!
Jalapeno Popper Cheese Ball Bites
Jalapeno Popper Cheese Balls are mini cheese ball bites with bacon you can serve as a Christmas appetizer for entertaining.
Baked Brie with Fig Jam and Walnuts
Baked brie with fig jam and walnuts is a great dip to start the festivities. Dip with your favorite dipper into the oozing cheese with sweet fig jam.
By: Masala Herb
Red, white, and green are all the rage at Christmas so you know these Bruschetta Caprese will be a hit. They are festive-looking and absolutely delicious.
Goat Cheese Croquettes
These crispy goat cheese croquettes are a tasty Christmas appetizer that everyone will love! Creamy goat cheese mixed with thyme, breaded with Panko and fried until crispy and golden. Then drizzled with honey, and sprinkled with finely chopped walnuts and almonds.
Spinach and Artichoke Pinwheels
These Spinach and Artichoke Pinwheels boast a lovely green for the holidays. They are packed full of veggies and flavor and everyone will be going back for more.
Veggies, cream cheese, blue cheese, and bacon make these Pinwheel Sandwiches irresistible. They are the perfect appetizer for day or night entertaining.
Sweet and Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Dates
So many people will be diving into these Sweet and Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Dates you may want to double the recipe. They are one of our favorite recipes to serve for the holidays.
Reindeer Chow (Christmas White Chocolate Chex Mix)
This Christmas Reindeer Chex Mix is the perfect make-ahead appetizer for your holiday events!
By: Blackberry Babe
Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket
Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket are so popular and one of my hubby’s favorites at any time. Add a little dipping sauce like ranch or honey mustard and watch them disappear.
Pine Cone Cheese Ball Recipe
Another captivating appetizer is this Pine Cone Cheese Ball Recipe. It is my favorite cheese ball recipe, but dressed up in a festive way. Everyone at your party will love diving into this.
Cucumber Hummus Bites
If you are interested in serving something a bit lighter and healthier, these Cucumber Hummus Bites are great year-round, but when there is lots of rich food, they are a nice alternative for the holidays. They will be gobbled up.
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Let me know if you give any of these recipes a try! As the holiday season approaches, be prepared for the afternoon family gatherings or festive potlucks. These Christmas appetizer recipes will provide the perfect dish for you for any holiday event. Here’s to a season filled with joy, laughter, and unforgettable flavors. Merry Christmas and happy feasting!