By Vanessa Greaves

Wow-worthy cheesecakes

Everyone knows the holidays are made for indulgence, so when it comes to desserts, 'tis the season to go all out and show up with one of these gorgeous Christmas cheesecakes. We've chosen 14 absolute stunners for you to share with family and friends.

Related: Get tips to make the best cheesecakes.

1. White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

This sumptuous white and red cheesecake is all dressed up for the holidays. "An EXCELLENT cheesecake! Made it for my family Christmas dinner and everyone just raved about it! Would not change a thing on this recipe! I plan to make it for New Year's Eve!" — LMACLAREN


2. Holiday Gingerbread Cheesecake

This holiday-spiced cheesecake sits atop a gingersnap cookie crust. "A cheesecake version of a classic holiday cookie!" says recipe creator Kim. "The cinnamon whipped cream really adds a nice touch!"


3. Eggnog Cheesecake III

A touch of rum gives this eggnog cheesecake a bit of a kick. If you want to take this to the next level of delicousness, try making your own eggnog and set some aside just for this recipe.  Saint Louis Cook says, "This may be the best cheesecake I've ever made. I brought this to our work holiday party and EVERYONE raved about it. Not too sweet, great eggnog flavor."


4. Peppermint Cheesecake

Home cook Christina raves, "I served each piece with a drizzle of chocolate sauce, whipped cream and additional crushed peppermint candies. This would be wonderful for any winter gathering, or just anytime you want a quick and easy, but very tasty cheesecake, which is why I made it, lol!"


5. Cheesecake with Cranberry Glaze and Sugared Cranberries

The lustrous cranberry glaze and sugared cranberries makes this rich and creamy cheesecake a holiday standout. Recipe creator LauraF suggests making the cheesecake the night before serving so it has plenty of time to chill.


6. Black Forest Cheesecakes

These bite-size desserts would be an eye-catching addition to any holiday buffet. "Easy to make and a big hit at our Christmas party," says Michele Perky Holbert.

7. Cheesecake Pops

We love the presentation and the ease of serving. No slicing necessary! custer8487 says, "I made these as a Christmas gift for the cheesecake lovers in our family, and they LOVE it!"

Jennifer Baker

8. Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes

These eye-catching cheesecakes would add color and fun to any holiday buffet. Many reviewers added more graham cracker crumbs to the crust recipe, or went with vanilla wafers instead. "These were easy and quick to make for family and friends during the holidays. So simple and very tasty to say the least." — Gail Hitt


9. Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake

Home cook TABLESPOON says, "I made this for a staff Christmas party and everyone raved about it." Many reviewers doubled the crust recipe to ensure a nice thick layer on the bottom.


10. Tiramisu Cheesecake

Tiramisu is a holiday favorite, and this cheesecake gives you another way to enjoy it. Home cook Morupe says, "I served this for Christmas dinner and it was a big hit." Several reviewers added more Kaluha to the crust and the filling to bump up the coffee liqueur flavor.

11. New York-Style Cheesecake

Chef John shares his recipe and no-fail technique for making a New York-style cheesecake. You can dress it up with fresh fruit and raspberry sauce as shown in the photo below for a colorful holiday presentation.


12. Coconut-Lime Cheesecake with Mango Coulis

Wintertime is peak season for citrus, so here's a tasty way to take advantage of all the zesty goodness. Besides, just looking at it lights up a dark winter night. If you can't find fresh mango in the market, it's perfectly fine to use frozen.


13. Laurie's Amaretto Mousse Cheesecake

Amaretto liqueur adds holiday flavor to this light-textured cheesecake. Home cook Kim's Cooking Now! says she dresses it up by adding sliced almonds, fresh raspberries, and a drizzle of chocolate on top. As you can see from her photo below, it deserves to be a centerpiece on your holiday table.

Kim's Cooking Now

14. Chocolate Turtles Cheesecake I

Chocolate, pecans, and caramel come together to make a rich chocolate cheesecake you'll either want to share at a party or keep strictly to yourself. We suggest you share. Home cook DIANEATBSU raves, "This was the best cheesecake I've ever had! I served it at a Christmas party for my friends and everyone was asking for the recipe."