Phil Arno, owner of WBBZ-TV, and station VP and General Manager Chris Musial are offering a schedule of entertaining and inspirational holiday programming.
"As Western New York's hometown television station, we want to extend a holiday gift to viewers with something unique, in keeping with the spirit of the classic television we air," Arno said.
"The Yule Log," a video image of a roaring fireplace with Christmas music, will air from 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, until 6 p.m. Christmas day.
The "Yule Log" presentation originally aired on WPIX-TV in New York in the 1960s as a gift to city residents who lived in homes and apartments without fireplaces. It also provided an opportunity for station staff to be able to spend time with their families.
Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More & Salvatore's Grand Hotel sponsor "The Yule Log" on WBBZ-TV.
The Chapel at CrossPoint in Getzville will present its special musical and spiritual celebration for Christmas, airing at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve, and 6p.m. Christmas (before and after the "Yule Log").
Then, at 7 p.m., host Ron Dombrowski welcomes "The Buffalo Touch" and Chopin Singing Society to Pott's Banquet Hall for a special Christmas edition of Western New York's only television dance party, "Polka Buzz!"
With the Christmas holiday being celebrated Monday, Dec. 26, "The Robert Woods Show" with Bills wideout Woods, alongside co-hosts Dave Jickster from 97 Rock and Sara O'Brien from 103.3 The Edge, will move to Tuesday, live at 7 p.m. from the WBBZ-TV studio at the Eastern Hills Mall. The program moves back to its usual 7 p.m. Monday timeslot on Jan. 2.
WBBZ is seen throughout Western New York, and is WNY's only locally owned and operated television station. Visitwww.wbbz.tv.