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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)  »

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The WPIX Yule Log  »

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The film was originally a seventeen-second loop (expanded to six and a half minutes after 1970) except for half-hour intervals (and the start and end) when the camera pulls in and out for long shots shown over two hours. See more »

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Followed by The WPIX Yule Log: A Log's Life (2006) 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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