Dear Brett Family Friends, Fans, and Family,
We hope you are all doing well during this crazy, mixed-up year. It has been quite the ride, hasn’t it!? It has meant change for everyone, and we wanted you to be among the first to hear of new changes on the Brett front.

It is extremely difficult to have to make this announcement, but after long consideration and many heart-wrenching days of deliberation, we have decided that we must forego our 2020 Christmas season and return in 2021. Just today we made this press release:

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Brett Family to Forego 2020 Christmas Season
“A Brett Family Christmas” will Return to Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater in 2021

October 6, 2020, Branson, MO The Brett Family has been entertaining Branson audiences with their award-winning Christmas production for over twenty years, but they announced today that they will be foregoing the 2020 Christmas season due to the economic impact of COVID-19. They will return to the Christmas stage in 2021.

“We have never missed a season in our entire Branson career,” says the father of the family and show co-owner, Tom Brett. “This was a terribly difficult decision to make. But there was just no way we could overcome the rapidly increasing rate of cancellations we are experiencing due to COVID-19.”

The Bretts are well-known for packing their parking lot at Christmas time with hundreds of group tour buses. Unfortunately, due to social distancing guidelines and the traditional tour bus demographic of seniors who are most at risk for COVID-19, the group travel industry has sustained significant losses this year.

“We feel badly making this announcement so late in the year, but we were really hoping to see a turnaround in cancellations as time moved on,” says Andrea Brett. “Instead things have taken a turn for the worse in the last month. It is very costly to run a Branson show, and this would just be too much loss for our business to sustain.”

While this announcement is incredibly difficult for The Bretts to make, they are positive about the future. “Even through these tough times, Branson has been extremely resilient in 2020, and we believe that 2021 is going to be an amazing year for us and for all of Branson,” says Brydon Brett. “While it hurts to have to cancel our season this year, we know that we’ll be back at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater in 2021, and we are already making plans for our best show ever.”

For more information, to reschedule, or to make 2021 reservations for “A Brett Family Christmas,” please visit or call 417-336-4222.

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We all know that 2020 has been a year like none we’ve ever seen. Everyone has been affected in innumerable ways! We pray for all of you and for any losses or challenges you have faced as a result of Covid-19. It has been a very trying year for the world, and for Branson. We would ask for your prayers for this wonderful little town that plays such an important role in the entertainment world.

This year has also been a chance to reflect on what is most important, draw closer to family and friends in new ways, and to count our blessings. Our family is extremely grateful that Tom’s eighty-eight-year-old father survived the virus. With all of his risk factors, we feel this is a miracle, and we are so thankful. We have also been blessed in so many other ways.  God is good.

We are very hopeful for the future and we know brighter days are ahead. And you will still be hearing from us! Fortunately, last year we hired a professional video team to record our Christmas show and we will be sharing snippets of that with you throughout the season. We are going to miss performing live on stage this Christmas, but please know that we still have the same love for Christmas and for the Lord, Jesus Christ, as always. That will never change.

We will see you in Branson for Christmas 2021!

The Brett Family