Enjoy a variety of our Unique Christmas Charcuterie Board Ideas for the holidays, from appetizers to creative dinners and desserts.

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I love this time of year and so many unique Christmas charctuerie board ideas to try. The problem is, which one will I make this year? With so many to try, I’ve gathered a variety of unique boards that will make your entertaining fun and festive! So let’s get noshing!

Unique Christmas Charcuterie Board Ideas

These Unique Christmas Charcuterie Board Ideas are all the rave this holiday season. We’ve been making big boards for over 5 years now, and we have quite the ideas here to share with you. Last year our breakfast baord ideas went crazy over on Pinterest, and it’s full of some great board ideas for Christmas morn. The internet is full of so many recipes, but here are a few of our favorites to make this time of year special with your loved ones.

We are sharing appetizer boards, Christmas theme boards, dinner and salad board ideas, and more! Grab one of our big boards and get started.

woman holding a large round tray of mini crescent dogs in a tree shop

Why I love these ideas

  • Boards are a great way to bring people together.
  • They are festive, bright, and cheery – and perfect for Christmas entertaining.
  • Most boards here are simple to make.
  • Great for breakfast, brunch, appetizers, or dinner.

big board with sandwiches

Christmas Sandwiches

There’s nothing quite like a fully loaded board to delight guests, and these Christmas Sandwiches loaded onto a board are the perfect meal!

woman in black holding a holiday dinner board

Ham Holiday Dinner Board

A Ham Holiday Dinner is made on The Big Board, served for any holiday, with ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, and more!

Christmas Charcuterie Board

Red and Green Board

Love a red and green theme? This post shows how to make a Christmas Charcuterie Board with red and green food! Cut of the tops of red and green peppers to make small bowls–and get dipping!

breakfast board with french toast cups and sliders

2 great recipes for brunch

For Christmas or winter hosting, serve a Holiday Brioche Brunch Board with Cranberry French Toast Cups and Monte Cristo Breakfast Sliders!

a woman holding a big board with quiche and cinnamon rolls

A Quiche Wreath

A Holiday Quiche Wreath Breakfast Board is served with green grapes and red raspberries (wreath) and  giant cinnamon rolls!

a large round Taco Dip Board

Best Taco Dip

Best Taco Dip Board is a simple appetizer board made with a taco dip with favorite toppings, surrounded by lettuce and chips!

Pigs In A Blanket Wreath with mustard, ketchup, ranch

Pigs in a Blanket Wreath

This Pigs in a Blanket Wreath is just about the cutest appetizer ever! I have so much fun making this delicious wreath and everyone always dives right in and gobbles it up!

woman holding a wedge salad board

Wedge Salad Board

The beauty of a wedge salad board is that it makes a beautiful side dish spread. It can even be served for a luncheon or for Christmas dinner!

round wood Winter Burrata Charcuterie Board

Burrata Salad Charcuterie

The ultimate Winter Burrata Charcuterie Board: burrata (young mozzarella), salami, nuts. It also has winter fruits: Grapes, pears, and figs!

a round christmas dessert board

Nutella Dip Board

Enjoy a festive dessert board with Christmas tree waffles and Nutella Fondue Dip, delicious served with hot chocolate!

mini pies on board with whipped cream

Winter Pie Board

A dessert charcuterie board is filled with a variety of winter mini pies, fruit, treats, and whipped cream for a budget-friendly Mini Pie Board.

woman taking a bite of whipped cream while serving an epic dessert board

Epic Dessert Board – love this on the long board!

For Christmas, serve an EPIC Christmas Dessert Board at a Holiday Dessert Party! Buy treats at Trader Joe’s; make a casual invite: “Drop in when you can.”

PARTY Holiday Shrimp Cocktail Crudités Board

Shrimp Cocktail with Crudite

Here’s an old-fashioned appetizer: A Holiday Shrimp Cocktail Crudités Board with fresh veggies, shrimp, cream cheese, and cocktail sauce.

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Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board

Just think “meat and cheese” and grab a round board for this perfect holiday “wreath.”

serving a Christmas Charcuterie Tree Board

Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board

This easy Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board takes 10 minutes to assemble. It is festive and fun, with bites of cheese, crackers, and meats!

holding tray of crescent dogs shaped in tree

Tree-shaped Mini Crescent Dogs

A Mini Crescent Dogs Christmas Tree is for holiday snacking. Make with cocktail-sized smokies, wrapped with cheese and tender crescent rolls!

Christmas Charcuterie

Beautiful Christmas Charcuterie

This Christmas Charcuterie Board is made in the shape of a wreath, with cheese, meats, crackers, and fruit–a beautiful holiday charcuterie.

woman holding a big board with shrimp cocktail

Wreath surrounding Shrimp Cocktail

Serve an Epic Shrimp Cocktail Charcuterie Board made with a holiday wreath (broccoli) surrounding the shrimp cocktail.

a woman holding an epic clam chowder dinner board

Serve Clam Chowder on a big board

Make a pot of Best Clam Chowder for this Epic Clam Chowder Dinner Board. Serve with shrimp cocktail, bread, your favorite crackers!

Spinach Dip Crescent Wreath with red pepper bow

Spinach Dip Crescent Wreath

Serve a Spinach Dip Cresent Roll Wreath on your round board – such a fun holiday appetizer.

big board of burrata crostini

Burrata Crostini

Burrata Crostini appetizer that comes together in 30 minutes; a burrata recipe with prosciutto and baguette.

festive Last Minute Christmas Dessert Board

Last Minute Christmas Dessert Board

Make a Last Minute Christmas Dessert Board on the “Big Board” with your favorite chocolate and desserts for the holiday season!

Tips for making boards

  • Use a food safe board.
  • Grab the big board (links below) with a lip around the outside so the food stays on the board. There’s nothing worse going to a party, where boards are served, and it’s a royal mess after the first 10 minutes, because there is food all over the counter. Boards with a raised edge are the SECRET.
  • Make the board your own. You may find a recipe, or a guide, but ultimately the most unique board is one that you create, using your own imagination. 
  • Use what you have–it’s great to buy a few food items to make the board special, but I often rummage through my fridge and see what I have, and use it up.

Guests love boards. They show love, that you care (with the creativity of putting it together), plus, everyone gets to serve themselves.

Happy board-building and Merry Christmas!

A few more boards ideas to try:

Candy Cane Caprese Board

Holiday Chocolate Dessert Board

Santa Snack Board

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Unique Christmas Charcuterie Board Ideas