When we planned our Branson trip, we made sure to book a couple of shows.
We all love concerts, musicals, and plays, so shows were a must-do on our list. We were excited when we got the chance to partner with Baldknobbers to see and share their Christmas show, and it's another great, family-friendly Branson offering.
Branson's Famous Baldknobbers, as we learned, is the literally "The Show That Started It All." It features members of Branson's original musical family, the Mabes. The performers today are the third generation to comprise the Baldknobbers show, the original having been started by their grandparents.
While the show runs yearly, the seasonal Christmas show begins in early November. It was a perfect fit for us as it combined elements of the year-round show with Christmas themed music.
The first half of the show features country music and comedy. We especially loved the Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton picks, and the kids were very happy to find out that there would be music they knew. I was at the talent of the fiddler in their rendition of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." That song always amazes me!
The musical acts are interspersed with comedy bits, starring Droopy and Hargus. In keeping with the family friendly theme, the jokes were all age appropriate. One of the things we loved about Branson is how much of the entertainment and activities are geared towards whole families.
After an intermission, where I was impressed to see the cast meet and greet the audience, the set changed to Christmas backdrops and the rest of the music was perfect to kick off the holiday season. You simply can't help getting into the Christmas spirit. The songs are a great mix between traditional Christmas carols and some updated versions. Once again, there's a little more comedy in the show, including a visit from a "king".
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Disclosure: This post was written as part of my relationship with USFamilyGuide. My family was provided with tickets for Baldknobbers during our Branson vacation for the purposes of this post.