What in the world? It's a four-hour loop of a burning log in a fireplace, accompanied by holiday tunes? Yes! It's the Yule Log, and it's what to watch - or listen to - as you open your presents on Christmas morning. My first encounter with Yule Log was Christmas of 1996, the first year Marc and I lived in Boston. It wasn't until a couple of years ago that I realized the Yule Log originated at a local New York television station, the brainchild of its President and CEO. It is strange to see a program whose only content was a shot of a fire in a hearth, but listening to Nat King Cole's rendition of "A Christmas Song" can fill even the Scroogiest Scrooge with holiday cheer. The Yule Log phenomenon is so great that there is a website dedicated to it, and Time magazine even ran a story on it.