Branson Still One of the Brightest Destinations For Holiday Fun, Music

By Bob Lindsey | FloValley News | Link to the Article

Ozark Mountain Christmas has become a holiday tradition in Branson. As always, many of the fan favorites from the past are returning to brighten the holiday spirit, which starts early down in these parts.

Back again this year are Andy Williams’ Christmas Show, Tony Orlando with the Lennon Sisters, Yakov, the famous Russian comedian, Shoji Tabuchi, Duttons, Jim Stafford, Gatlin Brothers, the Osmonds plus an assortment of other fine family holiday variety shows. We have seen these shows in the past, but are always looking for something new to write about. We’ve never been disappointed. In Branson there’s always new shows or shows that have been recommended, but we’ve missed in the past.

This year we finally caught the acclaimed Hughes Brothers show, the #1 Hits of the 60s show, the 12 Irish tenors and the new Legend of Kung Fu aerial ballet.

First stop was the high energy #1 Hits of the ’60s show now playing at the Caravelle Theater on Highway 76, after several years at the Branson Mall where we last saw them. The Caravella is a better fit for this group of six male and six female performers as they take you back to the turbulent, yet ever changing musical decade. They capture the essence of the innovative decade in music and add few of the Christmas songs from that era. The show was recently voted “best matinee” show in Branson. website:

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There are a half-dozen or more family musical groups in Branson, but none as versatile or as large as the Hughes Brothers (or should we say Hughes Family), now in their 16th season in Branson. Ev eryone gets into the act:  five brothers, their wives and  29 children.   Mom and Dad are also in the House at the Hughes Theater, which the family owns and operates.

Unlike most of the other Christmas shows in Branson that mix other music besides the holiday songs, the Hughes Brothers show is all Christmas this time of the year with just the right mix of secular and religious music. The youngsters, even down to the smallest toddler, sing and dance and some play the violins and fiddlers, all with natural stage presence. Santa takes on a new role in this show as he explains the symbols of Christmas.  website:


Awarded "Best Variety Show" 2010

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Awarded "Best Christmas Show" 2008-2014
Awarded "Best Variety Show" 2010
Awarded "Best Show" 2011
Hughes Family Awarded "Entertainers of the Year" - 2012 for "it"
Awarded "Best Musical Family" for "it" 2014
Awarded "Best Young Male Entertainer" - Jacob Hughes - 2013
Awarded "Best Group" - Hughes Brothers - 2013
Awarded "Best Dance Troupe" for "it" - 2013
Awarded "Male Dancer" - Dallen Hughes - 2013


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