The singing Christmas tree is 30 feet tall, has over 10,000 lights, 12 levels and holds 115 choir members. It has been a downtown Sarasota tradition for over 40 years hosted by First Sarasota Baptist Church.
UNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked Florida State and No. 2 Auburn will play in the final BCS championship game on Jan. 6 at the Rose Bowl. The Seminoles wrapped up their berth by crushing Duke 45-7 in Saturday's ACC title game. The Tigers were 59-42 winners over Missouri for the SEC crown on Saturday, but Auburn's spot in the BCS title game wasn't secured until Michigan State beat Ohio State 34-24 hours later.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints beat Carolina 31-13 on Sunday night to regain sole possession of first place in the NFC South and snap the Panthers' winning streak at eight games.