Why do people feel the need to get all aggressive about "saying Christmas"? Seriously. I almost feel like not going. But "Winterfest" redeems it ;-)
Text: "Come back to the Smokies. Network news does not tell you everything, businesses are still open, we are celebrating Winterfest, you can still visit Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Sadly Gatlingburg is closed as much work is needed in the area. Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies is closed but ALL animals are SAFE AND SOUND and will reopen soon. Today Dollywood reopens! The Christmas (yes, we still say Christmas here in the Smokes) lights are all on in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. The theaters in Sevierville/Pigeon Forge all have fantastic Holiday Shows. The stores are open for shopping and our restaurants for dining. If you have plans or are thinking about coming, PLEASE COME."