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Your DayStarter: High temps in the mid to upper 80s, columnist John Romano's holiday sing-along and 'It's a Wonderful Life'

Visitors crowd Main Street at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Monday, Dec. 13, 2004. Attendance at North America's 50 most popular theme and amusement parks jumped almost 4 percent in 2004. (AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove)

Visitors crowd Main Street at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Monday, Dec. 13, 2004. Attendance at North America's 50 most popular theme and amusement parks jumped almost 4 percent in 2004. (AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove)

It's looking increasingly unlikely that we'll have a white Christmas this year (again), with highs staying in the mid to upper 80s for the rest of the week, according to 10Weather WTSP.

Check out Times columnist John Romano's annual holiday sing-along. He writes a column about some of the year's most interesting stories. But in this case, he puts it to the tunes of your favorite Christmas carols. Visit tampabay.com later today.

Thomas Bassinger charts every pass by the Bucs' Jameis Winston and Titans' Marcus Mariota and analyzes their performance by lunchtime at tampabay.com/bucs.

Here are the top things to do in Tampa Bay today, including It's a Wonderful Life as a live radio play at American Stage and on the screen at the historic Tampa Theatre.

We normally would advise against heading to any of the theme parks this week and next during their most crowded time of the year, but if you have family in town and this is your only time to go together, save your sanity and make the most of it.

Your DayStarter: High temps in the mid to upper 80s, columnist John Romano's holiday sing-along and 'It's a Wonderful Life' 12/23/15 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 12:34pm]
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