December 26, 2003 - Posted at 7:48 a.m. CDT
BRANSON, MO - Branson has won national recognition for its annual holiday festivities.
The Missouri tourist destination took second place in a top 20 competition on the A&E cable TV network. The network dubbed the event Ultimate Holiday Town USA.
First place went to Leavenworth, Washington.
The A&E special aired on December 18 and followed a countdown-style format.