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Crock-Pot Christmas! 10 slow-cooker recipes to try

From easy cocktail meatballs to gooey chocolate brownies, put your Crock-Pot to work this holiday season with these 10 easy Christmas slow-cooker recipes for appetizers, mains, sides and desserts.

Slow-Cooker Cider Ham

RecipeGirl

Anyone who's cooked a 7-pound ham knows that it takes up the whole oven! Take a tip from RecipeGirl and use your slow cooker instead to make this easy 7-ingredient Christmas ham.

RELATED: 11 slow cooker tips and tricks every home cook needs to know

Slow-Cooker Falling-Off-the-Bone Short Ribs

Jim Norton

This versatile, tasty cut of beef gives us everything you can ask for in beef: You get marbled beef, and bones for flavor.

Slow-Cooker Spinach Lasagna

Maggie Shi

Celebrate Christmas the Italian way. This classic dish is surprisingly successful and easy to make in your Crock-Pot.

Giada's Slow-Cooker Beef Stew with Kabocha Squash

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Make Giada De Laurentiis’ hearty beef and kabocha squash stew

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Make Giada De Laurentiis’ hearty beef and kabocha squash stew

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Star chef Giada De Laurentiis gives beef stew an Italian spin with the addition of Marsala wine and chopped sun-dried tomatoes.

Slow-Cooker Triple Chocolate Brownies

Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

Because who can resist warm and gooey chocolate brownies straight out of the Crock-pot?

RELATED: More delicious slow-cooker recipes to try

Slow-Cooker Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin

Damn Delicious

"Because bacon makes everything better, especially when it's effortlessly slow cooked with a brown sugar glaze!" says Chungah An of Damn Delicious.

Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup

How Sweet It Is / howsweeteats.com

With its golden melted cheese literally pouring down the sides, a piping hot bowl of this soup by How Sweet It Is is the perfect Christmas dinner starter.

Slow-Cooker Company Pork Roast

SixSistersStuff.com

The beauty of this company-worthy main course from Six Sisters Stuff is that it only requires ingredients that you already have in your pantry like honey, soy sauce and red wine vinegar.

RELATED: 10 tips for using your slow cooker to get the best results

Slow-Cooker Cocktail Meatballs

Damn Delicious

Chungah An of Damn Delicious makes the ultimate party meatballs that can be made ahead of time and are freezer-friendly.

Slow-Cooker Italian-Style Pot Roast

The Kitchen Whisperer / TODAY Food Club

TODAY Food Club member The Kitchen Whisperer feeds a crowd with ease with this inexpensive roast that she calls "a great big hug for your tummy."

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