“The Shepherd of the Hills,” a well-read book with religious overtones, is set in Branson, Missouri, and helped put the lovely Ozark Mountains city on the map. So you might think Christmas would be a big deal in the popular vacation destination. But Branson was mostly a three-season getaway until 1988. That was the year theme park Silver Dollar City first extended its season with a Christmas festival.
By Arthur Levine
November 22, 2018