30 Easy Christmas Appetizers

50+ super easy Christmas appetizers that make great finger foods for a party! Everything from make ahead recipes to recipes that are perfect for a crowd! Dips, healthy options, and even kid-friendly options too! 50+ super easy Christmas appetizers that make great finger foods for a party! Everything from make ahead recipes to recipes that are perfect for a crowd! Dips, healthy options, and even kid-friendly options too!

These Christmas appetizers are easy to make, delicious, and perfect for feeding a crowd! There’s something for every age, every palette, and every cooking skill level! And of course, plenty of cute Christmas tree recipes!



50+ super easy Christmas appetizers that make great finger foods for a party! Everything from make ahead recipes to recipes that are perfect for a crowd! Dips, healthy options, and even kid-friendly options too!

Easy Christmas Appetizers

One of the best parts about Christmas parties (other than the Christmas party games of course) is that you typically don’t have to serve a full meal. Unless you want to host a Christmas morning party that is and then it’s just breakfast!

It does mean however that you always need to have some good Christmas party appetizer recipes on hand. Whether you’re hosting or asked to bring an appetizer to the next holiday party, I’ve put together 30+ simple Christmas appetizers that are as delicious as they are easy to make!





I’ve broken these into various categories depending on what kind of Christmas appetizers you’re looking for but don’t worry, there are appetizer recipes for everyone and every occasion.

And they’re all holiday themed in some way – no buffalo chicken potato skins here (as good as those are!). They either have holiday shapes, flavors, or colors! Perfect for any Christmas party themes !



Hot Party Appetizers

If you’re anything like me, you like serving a combination of cold and warm finger foods. These are some of my favorite Christmas appetizer ideas that are best served warm! Perfect for serving at a 12 days of Christmas party !

And take it from me, use these Christmas party ideas to make cooking and serving these warm appetizers even easier!

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A cooling rack full of spinach dip cups Spinach Dip Cups You get the perfect blend of crunchy and creamy in my spinach artichoke cups. These are a yummy spin on traditional spinach artichoke dip. Check it out! Honey Glazed Bacon Wrapped Smokies These 4-ingredient bacon wrapped smokies make the perfect appetizer for any occasion! Lil smokies wrapped with bacon and brushed with a hot honey and brown sugar glaze then baked to perfection! Check it out! Three bacon brie bites on top of each other Bacon Brie Bites These yummy bacon brie bites combine bacon, brie, and a little sweet maple syrup in one delicious bite. Check it out! White plate with bacon wrapped dates Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates Bacon wrapped dates stuffed with cheese and pecans make the perfect appetizer for pretty much any event! Check it out! A crock pot full of grape jelly meatballs with a wooden spoon Crockpot Grape Jelly Meatballs These crock pot grape jelly meatballs are a delicious appetizer that takes very little work! Frozen meatballs combined with grape jelly, chili sauce, and a few other ingredients make these an appetizer that'll disappear fast! Check it out! Cranberry Brie Tacos Make something totally unique with Powered by Mom’s cranberry brie chicken wonton tacos. These look amazing and would be a total crowd pleaser! Check it out! Meatballs make the best Christmas appetizers Cranberry Orange Meatballs All it takes to make cranberry orange meatballs is five minutes of prep work and a slow cooker. These meatballs are packed with protein and flavor! Check it out! stuffed mushrooms make great Christmas appetizers White Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms If you like Longhorn’s stuffed mushroom appetizer, you’ll love The Cozy Cooks’ white cheddar stuffed mushrooms. These are topped with a golden parmesan crust for extra flavor. Check it out! apple brie tartlets and other easy Christmas appetizers Apple Brie Tarlets Apple and brie tartlets are the perfect blend of sweet and savory. Use fresh apples to add even more flavor to these. Check it out! meatballs make great Christmas appetizers Chicken Parmesan Meatballs Prep these chicken parmesan meatballs a couple days in advance of your holiday hosting for an easy appetizer. You can use a store bought sauce to make these even quicker! Check it out! tarts make great Christmas appetizers Pistachio Cranberry Tarts Amazing flavors combine to make these pillowy pistachio cranberry tarts. There’s also an option to make them gluten-free. Check it out! Baked brie makes one of the best Christmas appetizers Baked Brie with Cranberries and Pecans Bake brie then top with cranberries and pecans for one of the most delicious holiday appetizers! Check it out!

Cold Appetizers

Warm, toasty rooms sometimes call for cold appetizers. Serve these cold apps to offset the warm temps at your Christmas party.

They’re great to serve if you’re doing something like these active Christmas games that might have guests eating apps between games!

Crostini make great Christmas appetizers Roasted Red Pepper Crostini Roasted red pepper ricotta crostini makes a perfect bite-sized snack. These appetizers look and taste gourmet but only take minutes to make. Check it out! Skewered Christmas appetizers Red and Green Tortellini Skewers Combine fresh tomatoes and mozzarella to make tortellini skewers from A Mindful Mom. A lot of flavor packed into one little stick. Check it out! Chip and guac make great Christmas appetizers Chip and Guac Bites You can never go wrong with chips and dip, but these chip and guac bites take your appetizer to the next level. Gluten-free and full of flavor so all guests can indulge. Check it out! Holiday sandwiches make great Christmas appetizers Cranberry Pesto Sandwiches Delicious RITZ cracker sandwiches that taste like the holidays with a pop of bright pesto! Check it out! Mozzarella balls make great Christmas appetizers Marinated Mozzarella Balls Serve up some marinated mozzarella balls as an addition to a charcuterie board, or on their own for an easy and flavorful snack. Check it out! Anything with pecans make great Christmas appetizers Pomegranate Pecans With just five ingredients these pomegranate pecans are an easy holiday appetizer. The fresh rosemary and bright pomegranates make it a pretty and festive snack. Check it out!

Cute Christmas Appetizers

Want to be more festive than fancy this Christmas season? Serve one of these cute Christmas appetizers that are shaped like all sorts of Christmas things – trees, wreaths, snowmen, and more!

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Christmas tree cheese ball on a plate Christmas Tree Cheese Ball This yummy festive Christmas tree cheese ball is the perfect holiday appetizer for any Christmas party! Make this creamy Christmas cheese ball in minutes and serve alongside your favorite crackers and bread! Check it out! crackers make great Christmas appetizers Santa Hat Crackers A little cream cheese, bell pepper, and crackers make these adorable Santa hat crackers. Check it out! Deviled eggs make great Christmas appetizers Christmas Deviled Eggs Hosting a Christmas morning party? Serve up some Christmas deviled eggs for a protein-packed breakfast snack. These are Keto and turn out so pretty! Check it out! Christmas wreath and other Christmas appetizers Christmas Hummus Wreath Creamy hummus and sliced green onions make this festive Christmas hummus wreath. Add your favorite crackers for a healthy and delicious dip. Check it out! Olive Christmas appetizers Olive Christmas Tree Add some dimension to your appetizer table with a vertical olive Christmas tree. Mix the cook and the crafter in you when you make this. Check it out! Cheese and crackers Christmas appetizers Christmas Tree Snack Board Grab some favorite finger foods like olives, grapes, and cheese to make a Christmas tree snack board. There’s something in this appetizer for everyone! Check it out!

Make Ahead Christmas Party Appetizers

Prepare these appetizers in advance so you can spend the holidays celebrating with loved ones. With these make ahead appetizers you won’t have to spend the whole party in the kitchen.

Slices of moist cranberry orange bread on a cutting board Cranberry Orange Bread You can make my cranberry orange bread up to a week in advance if stored at room temperature or three months in advance if you want to freeze it. It’s the perfect sweet/tart combination for a festive treat! Check it out!

Or you could skip the bread and go with these cranberry orange bites instead! Less work, same great flavor!

Roasted cinnamon almonds make great Christmas appetizers Roasted Cinnamon Almonds Your house will smell amazing when you make some roasted cinnamon almonds. Plus making these is way more economical than buying a bag from the store. Check it out! Brie flavored Christmas appetizers Brie and Bacon Palmiers I bet Delicious Table’s brie and bacon palmiers will go fast at your holiday party! Easy to make ahead of time and serve with any of the other appetizers in this list! Check it out!

Healthy Christmas Appetizer Ideas

Sometimes Christmas can be synonymous with overeating. Here are some healthy Christmas appetizer ideas to make sure your pants still fit come January!

Pears wrapped in proscuitto make great Christmas appetizers Prosciutto Wrapped Pears This no-cook prosciutto pears recipe is also Whole-30 compliant and it looks amazing! A sweet and savory appetizer that isn’t too heavy. Check it out! Green dip goes great with Christmas appetizers Green Dip Green dip is perfect for a Christmas party! April Golightly’s avocado pesto spread is a lighter version of traditional pesto. Check it out! Hummus and crackers make great Christmas appetizers Butternut Squash Hummus Get a sweet and smoky flavor from this butternut squash hummus. It’s topped with fresh pepitas for a little crunch. Check it out! Sweet potatoes make great Christmas appetizers Cranberry Sweet Potato Rounds Did someone say goat cheese? The combination of goat cheese, dried cranberries, honey, and roasted walnuts in these sweet potato rounds sounds amazing! Check it out!

More Great Appetizers

While these may not scream Christmas, it doesn’t mean they couldn’t work for Christmas appetizers. They’re some of my personal favorite appetizer ideas!

  • BBQ pulled pork sliders – sweet pulled pork with a delicious cabbage slaw all sandwiched in a Hawaiian roll.
  • Mini calzones – pizza in a bite-sized form, great for kids and game day parties!
  • Baked turkey meatballs – super easy meatballs with a sweet teriyaki glaze!
  • Buffalo chicken dip a classic appetizer that everyone loves, this layered version is the easiest one you’ll ever find!
  • Garlic parmesan wings – crispy and flavorful on the outside, moist on the inside – these wings are ones the entire family will enjoy!