Branson: America's Christmas Tree City!

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Reader's Digest Names Branson Best Christmas Town in MO!

From festivals and twinkling lights to snow-covered rooftops and giant Christmas trees, these towns really get into the holiday spirit. Experience the best the season has to offer with our top picks from coast to coast!

Branson, Missouri

Judy Garland might have sung “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” in the classic holiday flick Meet Me in St.Louis, but that city doesn’t claim top holiday honors for Missouri. Branson, “America’s Christmas Tree City,” celebrates all season long with light displays, live music shows, parades, and Branson Scenic Expressway’s Polar Express Train Ride through the Ozark Mountains, departing from the town’s 1906 train depot. Plus, the 1880s-themed park Silver Dollar City gets the holiday treatment for An Old Time Christmas festival.By the way, here’s the surprising history behind your favorite Christmas carols.

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