Thursday, December 25, 2008

Throw Another Yule Log onto the Fire

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.

The TiVo menu shows that Yule Log runs from 9am until 1pm on Christmas day, providing four hours of holiday enjoyment for everyone!

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