The 25 Most Popular Christmas Appetizers

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Looking for the best Christmas appetizers to serve at your holiday party? We’ve rounded up the best, most popular and most pinned Christmas appetizer recipes on the internet to make your holiday party food prep easy, delicious, and festive too. From dips to cheese trays to puffy pastry treats, you’re sure to find several recipes that will delight you and your guests!

We’re a bit obsessed with the best holiday recipes around here– check out the Most Pinned Thanksgiving Side Dishes and 25 Delicious Christmas Morning Breakfast & Brunch Recipes too.

25 Most Pinned Christmas Appetizers (best Christmas party food ever!)

It’s beginning to look a lot like… CHRISTMAS PARTY FOOD SEASON! We love delicious and festive holiday recipes around here, and today we have the motherload of sure-fire hits at your next Christmas party. Whether you’re hosting or bringing an appetizer along, any one of these recipes has been proven wildly popular online.

Looking for an instant hit? Start with our 3 ingredient crockpot meatballs , you and your guests won’t be disappointed (until the crockpot is empty at the end of the night, that is!)

Best Crockpot Meatballs Recipe

This gorgeous Christmas Tree Cheese Ball has to be the most festive appetizer we’ve ever seen! It has all the flavors of your classic cheese ball but with a merrier presentation.

classic christmas tree cheese ball

For a different spin, try this Christmas Tree Cheese Ball with Pistachios and Cranberries.

christmas tree cheese ball with cranberries and pistachios

We can’t wait to make this Peppermint Candy Cane Dip for the holidays. You’re supposed to serve this with chocolate wafers or cookies, but it must be difficult not to dive into this with a spoon!

peppermint candy cane dip

Make an Olive Christmas Tree appetizer to make a big splash on your holiday table. You can keep it simple with just olives, or add in small mozzarella balls and marinated peppers for extra color and flavor.

Olive Christmas Tree Appetizer

Serve this Cranberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese Spread with an assortment of crackers. You can make this recipe ahead of time. It gives the flavors a chance to meld together, and it keeps for a few days in the fridge.

cranberry jalapeno cream cheese spread

This Pimento Cheese Ball Snowman is so cute! It’s loaded with flavor and will look great at any holiday party.

pimento cheese ball snowman

Who doesn’t love guacamole? Make it festive by making a Guacamole Christmas Wreath. The cilantro leaves and tomatoes are a nice touch—they really do look like berries on a wreath.

guacamole christmas wreath appetizer

Cranberry Meatballs are sweet and tangy with a little kick of spice. They’re easy to make in the slow cooker or on the stove top.

cranberry meatballs

Christmas Pinwheels are versatile because you can use whatever red and green fillings you have to create them. In this case, pesto and sun-dried tomatoes make a wonderful flavor combination.

christmas pinwheels

Use just a few simple ingredients to create a Christmas Tree Puff Pastry Appetizer. Your guests can just take off a “branch” of the tree and enjoy.

christmas tree pesto puff pastry

Star-shaped Parmesan Cheddar Basil Bites are a real crowd-pleaser. Everyone will love these savory bites before the big meal.

parmesan cheddar basil bites

This Snowman Snack Board serves up yummy spreadable cheeses with crackers, fruit, vegetables, meats, and more. What a tasty addition to any party!

snowman snack board

Egg Nog Dip is delicious when paired with Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Dippers. It’s a wonderful sweet treat for the holiday season.

egg nog dip

It’s not a party without deviled eggs, is it? These Christmas Deviled Eggs will be a welcome addition for anyone who’s doing a low carb or keto diet around the holidays.

christmas deviled eggs

If you want to keep it super simple, make this Spicy Cranberry Salsa, and serve with chips.

spicy cranberry salsa

Pomegranate salsa is another festive option to serve with chips during the holidays.

pomegranate salsa

Dark Cherry and Brie Phyllo Bites are a delicious combination of savory and sweet. These bite-sized cups are a fun take on a holiday classic.

brie phyllo bites

Speaking of holiday classics, how delicious does this Phyllo Wrapped Brandied Cranberry Baked Brie look?

phyllo wrapped brandied cranberry baked brie

This recipe for Olive Parmesan Pretzel Bites is quick and easy, and kids and adults alike will love them.

olive parmesan pretzel bites

For another super easy appetizer, make Ritz Bites with Ham, Brie, and Cranberries. These are ready in 10 minutes with no baking required.

ham brie cranberry ritz bites

Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese are a great addition to any of the fall and winter holiday parties.

sweet potato rounds with goat cheese

These Rosemary Roasted Nuts not only make a yummy holiday appetizer, but they’re amazing handmade gifts, too.

rosemary roasted nuts

You don’t need to cook a big turkey to make this Turkey Cranberry Crescent Braid. You can use deli meat if you’d like. And if you want to cut the work of making the braid, you could probably use the same ingredients to make these into bite-sized cups instead.

turkey cranberry crescent braid

Guacamole Bites are another low-prep appetizer option with festive colors that everyone’s sure to love.

guacamole bites

Make Baked Shrimp Toast in about 25 minutes. Crispy bread and a creamy shrimp mixture combine to make a tasty bite for your guests.

baked shrimp toast

This Pomegranate Pecan Party Appetizer is even easier than a cheese ball. Serve it with crackers or bruschetta.

pomegranate pecan party appetizer

You can’t go wrong with Marinated Mozzarella Balls. They’re easy to put together and chock full of flavor.

marinated mozzarella balls

Don’t those look delicious? I love the simplicity of the mozzerella with red and green add-ins, and the cranberry dishes would double as Thanksgiving appetizers as well.

With all these delicious choices, I know it’s tough… but which Christmas appetizer recipe(s) will be gracing your holiday party this year?

25 Most Pinned Christmas Appetizers (best Christmas party food ever!)

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