The 13 Best Christmas Party Appetizers, Hands Down, No Contest

The 13 Best Christmas Party Appetizers, Hands Down, No Contest

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You’ve got the cocktails covered. Now it’s time for appetizers, aka the real reason everyone loves a good Christmas party so much. Complement your festive fête with these 13 culinary showstoppers.

Yellow Bliss Road

Spicy Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs

Sweet, salty and spicy: It’s the full package.

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Baked Brie with Figs, Pistachios and Orange

When it’s this good, don’t mess with a classic.

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French Onion Cups

Your favorite cheesy soup, now in bite-size form.

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Classy Cheese Balls

You'll win with one—or all three of these—flavors: everything bagel goat cheese ball, lemon-dill cheddar cheese ball or pomegranate blue cheese ball.

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Roasted Mixed Nuts

They’re nuts, so they’re healthy. Right?

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Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Bites

Dish them up with tangy dipping sauce and cute toothpicks.

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Easy Skillet Mushroom and Gouda Fondue

We will eat cheese dip anywhere, anytime. Double up on the crostini.

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ERIN MCDOWELL

Roasted Herbed Veggie Chips

Sneak in a serving of veggies with these addicting crunchers.

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Jo Cooks

Bacon-Parmesan-Stuffed Mushrooms

If all veggies tasted like this, we’d actually eat vegetables.

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Baked Mac-And-Cheese Bites

No offense to our beloved Kraft box, but this delectable bite takes our forever favorite to a whole new level.

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Slow-Cooker Chex Mix

This easy-as-can-be recipe puts the pre-packaged snack to shame.

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Caramel Dip

Fact: Guests love dipping stuff in other stuff. Good thing this salty-sweet dip is versatile enough to pair with pretzels or sliced fruit.

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Garden In The Kitchen

Chocolate Peppermint Cups

Don’t mind us. We live here beneath the appetizer table now.

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