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The Yule Log (1966)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Music  -  24 December 1966 (USA)
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A burning yule log fireplace accompanied by a soundtrack of Christmas songs performed by Percy Faith, Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Ed Ames, Arthur Fiedler & ... See full summary »


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A burning yule log fireplace accompanied by a soundtrack of Christmas songs performed by Percy Faith, Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Ed Ames, Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops, David Rose, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Harry Simeone Chorale, Frank DeVol & The Rainbow Strings, Henry Mancini, Ray Conniff, Robert Shaw Chorale, Mantovani, Living Strings, Al Hirt, The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, Eddie Dunstedter, The Norman Luboff Choir, The Pete King Chorale and Andre Kostelanetz. Written by Anonymous

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24 December 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The WPIX Yule Log  »

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In recent years, The Yule Log has been digitally re-mastered and fully restored. In 2001 the original film was color corrected and cleaned. In 2003, the Log was up-converted to High Definition and PIX now airs The Yule Log in HD. In 2006, to celebrate the Log's 40th anniversary, Lawrence F. "Chip" Arcuri and Joe Malzone, the creators of, restored the audio of The Yule Log and in 2009, with the assistance of "Chip" Arcuri, PIX11 added a new fourth hour to the program, including 23 classic holiday songs. The fourth hour leads off with Mantovani's interpretation of Adeste Fideles, a classic that aired on the Yule Log in the late 1960s; now restored back to the program. The new hour adds 9 artists including Bert Kaempfert, Mitch Miller, Bing Crosby, Vic Damone and Johnny Mathis. See more »


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A bit of NY History
19 October 2004 | by (Dixie, USA) – See all my reviews

Wow. I can't believe no one has commented on this program.

For those who don't know, the show is a video loop of a log burning in a fireplace while holiday music plays in the background. In the early days, there was an FM stereo simulcast as well. Today, with stereo and dolby broadcasts the norm, it's not needed. However, it's still history.

Honestly, it's a corny program.

Honestly, it's a great memory and a part of my life.

We were fortunate enough to have a fireplace most years while I was growing up. However, we would still have the Yule Log on while we opened presents, even with our own "Yule Log" in the house. It was a nice reminder of the good fortune we did have and we did give thanks for it. It left the airwaves in 1989, and I left the area in 2000. I have just learned it is back on the air in NYC, and I couldn't be happier for everyone there. It's not action, it's not a story. It's a program for a time to have families be families together. May it grace the airwaves for generations to come... even if it's corny. :-)

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