Russell Salvatore Presents “The Yule Log” Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Click Here For The Playlist!

Russell Salvatore Presents “The Yule Log” Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Click Here For The Playlist!

Chris Musial, VP and General Manager of WBBZ-TV is announcing that for the fifth year in a row, Your Hometown MeTV Station will air a holiday “Yule Log” from 8p.m. Christmas Eve, through 6p.m. Christmas Day. The “Yule Log” shows video of a fireplace set to classic holiday music.

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The Christmas Yule Log is sponsored exclusively by Russell Salvatore, of Russell’s Steaks, Chops, and More, as his Christmas gift to the Western New York community.  Russell’s Steaks, Chops, and More announced recently that it has been named a winner of the OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards for Top 100 Steakhouses in America.  The list of winners is derived from more than 5 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners from more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

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WBBZ-TV Creative Director Joe Maulucci has once again created a unique mix of classic Christmas songs with artists like Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, and Bing Crosby along with hometown favorites like The Goo Goo Dolls, Lance Diamond, and Pat Shea. The playlist is at below.

The Yule Log was created in 1966 by Fred M. Thrower, President and CEO of WPIX, Inc. Inspired by an animated Coca-Cola commercial a year earlier that showed Santa Claus at a fireplace. He envisioned this television program as a televised Christmas gift to those residents of New York who lived in apartments and homes without fireplaces. This also provided time for employees of the television station to stay home with their families, instead of working for the usual morning news program. The program was both a critical and ratings success, and by popular demand, it was rebroadcast for 23 consecutive years.

WBBZ is seen throughout Western New York over-the-air on digital channel 67.1.  Ch. 5 on Verizon FiOS (HD 505); Ch 5 Dish; Ch. 67 DirecTV, and these Time Warner Cable channels:   Buffalo – Niagara Falls Metro area: Channel 5 (HD 1230); Batavia – Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans Counties Channel 71 (HD 1230); Parts of Erie and Niagara Counties Channel 71 (HD 1230); Dunkirk, & Warsaw Channel 99 (HD 1230); Olean Channel 21 (HD 1230); Fredonia – Jamestown Channel 72 (HD 1230); Alfred- Angelica- Avoca- Bath- Bolivar Friendship- Hornell Channel 71 (HD 1230).

WBBZ-TV is WNY’s only locally owned and operated television station.  4545 Transit Road, suite 750 Williamsville, NY 14221. 716-630-9229.  “Like” WBBZ-TV on Facebook.  Follow the conversation @WBBZ on Twitter.

Yule Log Playlist

(all segments 29:00)


Segment One


“Jingle Bells” Barry Manilow

“Little Saint Nick” The Beach Boys

“Sleigh Ride” The Carpenters

“Mele Kalikimaka” Bing Crosby

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” The Barenaked Ladies with Sarah Mclachlan

“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” Bruce Springsteen

“Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy” Bing Crosby and David Bowie

“Good King Wenceslas” Robert Shaw Chamber Singers

“The Christmas Song” Mel Torme

“Rudolph, The Red-Noised Reindeer” Gene Autry



Segment Two


“Happy Holiday” Andy Williams

“It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” Frank Sinatra

“I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas” Bon Jovi

“Christmastime” Alison Pipitone

“I Saw Three Ships A Sailing” Chieftans & Marianne Faithful

“The Boar’s Head Carol” Robert Shaw Chamber Singers

“Welcome Christmas” Whoville Carolers

“Merry Christmas Darling” The Carpenters

“Greensleeves” Mozart



Segment Three


“Single At Christmas” Judith Hanlon

“The UPS Bell Carol” DC Anderson

“Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” Brenda Lee

“Jingle Bell Rock” Bobby Helms

“Oh Holy Night” Celine Dion

“Do You Hear What I Hear” Carrie Underwood

“Mistletoe and Holly” Frank Sinatra

“Let It Snow” Harry Connick Jr

“It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” Johnny Mathis

“Christmas Time Is Here” Vince Guaraldi Trio

“Coventry Carol” Mannheim Steamroller



Segment Four


“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Barry Manilow and K.T. Oslin

“Joy To The World” Mariah Carey

“Mary’s Boy Child” Boney M

“I Believe In Father Christmas” Greg Lake

“The Rest of the Year” DC Anderson

“Ave Maria” Andrea Bocelli

“Little Drummer Boy” Mormon Tabernacle Choir

“Christmas Canon in D” Trans Siberian Orchestra



Segment Five


“Thistlehair The Christmas Bear” Alabama

“Believe” Josh Groban

“Let It Snow, Let It Snow” Gloria Estefan

“The Coventry Carol” Pat Shea

“I Wonder As I Wander” Jewel and Sarah Mclachlan

“12 Days of Christmas” Bing Crosby and The Andrew Sisters

“Silver Bells” Perry Como

“So This Is Christmas” John Lennon

“Christmas Time Is Here Again” The Beatles



Segment Six


“Up On The Rooftop” Leeron Zydeco and the Hot Tamales

“Mele Kalikimaka” Jimmy Buffet

“Christmas Island” Leon Redbone

“Blue Christmas” Elvis Presley

“A Marshmallow World” Johnny Mathis

“It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve” Barry Manilow

“Glow Worm” Mel Torme

“Oh Holy Night” ‘Nsync



Segment Seven


“Frosty The Snowman” Ronettes

“The Man With All The Toys” The Beach Boys

“The Chipmunk Song” Alvin and the Chipmunks

“I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” Shirley Temple

“Nuttin’ For Christmas” Barry Gordon

“Dickens Carolers” DC Anderson

“All I Want For Christmas” Mariah Carey

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” Andy Williams

“Christmas Waltz” The Carpenters

“Winter Wonderland” Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

“Joseph and Mary’s Boy” Alabama



Segment Eight


“We Are The World” Jackson/Richie

“Silent Night” Michael Bolton

“O Come All Ye Faithful” Nat King Cole

“Frosty The Snowman” Leon Redbone and Dr. John

“You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch” How The Grinch Stole Christmas

“Snoopy’s Christmas” The Royal Guardsmen

“Do You Believe In Him” Goo Goo Dolls with Lance Diamond

“Santa Claus is Back in Town” McCarthyizm

“Wonderful Christmastime” Sue Kincaid / The Need



Segment Nine


“Let It Snow (Frozen Parody)”  Michele Marie Roberts

“Mr. Heatmiser”  Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

“Boogie Woogie Santa Claus”  The Brian Setzer Orchestra

“Feliz Navidad”  Tom Scott

“A Marshmallow World”  Dean Martin

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”  Judy Garland

“O Little Town Of Bethlehem”  Frank Sinatra

“Christmas Wrapping”  Waitresses

“Run Rudolph Run”  Chuck Berry



Segment Ten


“Little Jack Frost Get Lost (feat. Norah Jones)”  Seth MacFarlane

“(It Must’ve Been Ol’) Santa Claus”  Harry Connick, Jr.

“Santa Baby”  Eartha Kitt

“Who Spiked The Eggnog?”  Straight No Chaser

“Merry Christmas Baby”  B.B. King

“I Saw Three Ships”  Sting

“The Holly and the Ivy” Annie Lennox

“O Come, O Come Emmanuel”  Enya

“O Little Town Of Bethlehem” David Benoit



Segment Eleven


“Hard Candy Christmas”  Dolly Parton

“Christmas Is Love”  Alabama

“Away In A Manger”  Willie Nelson

“Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers”  Boston Pops Orchestra

“The Christmas Can-Can”  Straight No Chaser

“Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”  Lena Horne

“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” Jackson 5

“Santa’s Beard”  The Beach Boys

“Dominic the Donkey”  Lou Monte

“Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle”



Segment Twelve


“White Christmas”  Plácido Domingo

“I’ll Be Home For Christmas”  Amy Grant

“Winter Wonderland”  Tony Bennett

“II Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant”  Dr. John

“Early Christmas Morning”  Cyndi Lauper

“(Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With the Bag”  The Brian Setzer Orchestra

“The Christmas Blues”  Dean Martin

“Happy Holiday/Let’s Start The New Year Right/ What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”  Mel Tormé

“O Tannenbaum”  Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Everette Happ



Segment Thirteen


“The Christmas Song”  Anita Baker

“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”  Michael Bolton

“Little Drummer Boy”  David Kane’s Them Jazzbeards

“Some Children See Him”  Pat Shea

“The Lord’s Prayer”  Barbra Streisand

“Little Altar Boy”  The Carpenters

“Silent Night”  Boyz II Men

“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”  Luther Vandross



Segment Fourteen


“His Favorite Christmas Story” Capital Lights

“Hey Santa!”  Straight No Chaser

“Deck The Halls”  Fitzhugh and the Fanatics

“Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney”  Sid Winkler Trio

“Christmas Time Is Here”  George Winston

“Masters In This Hall”  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers

“The First Noel”  Frank Sinatra

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”  Bing Crosby

“O Holy Night”  Harry Connick, Jr.



Segment Fifteen


“I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm”  Deana Martin

“Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”  Dean Martin

“It’s Christmas Time Again”  Tom Stahl Band

“Blue Christmas”  Gretchen Schulz & The Morvells

“Christmas I Need You”  Michael West

“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”  John Mellencamp

“Christmas in LA”  Jay Spears

“Gabriel’s Message”  Sting

“Bríd Og Ní Mháille”  Nightnoise

“Mary Had A Baby”  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers



Segment Sixteen


“Winter Before the Fire” Kevin Tillman / Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus

“Angels”  Jim Brickman

“Imagination”  Gregory Douglass

“Away In A Manger”  Pat Shea

“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”  U2

“Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”  Miley Cyrus

“Wonderful Christmas Time”  Demi Lovato

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside”  Zooey Deschanel And Leon Redbone

“Holly Jolly Christmas”  Burl Ives

“Greetings To Decca Employees”  With Bing Crosby and Connie Boswell

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