Day: December 25th, 2007

Christmas 2007

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007 | All Things, NYC History

Ah, the WPIX Yule Log: as a girl growing up in New York City (where the program ran for 23 consecutive years, beginning in 1967) I remember opening presents on Christmas morning, before the orange glow of this six and a half minute video loop of a log burning in a fireplace, as a soundtrack of holiday classics played in the background. For a few of those years, our family television actually sat alongside the real-life working fireplace, which in retrospect, seems very odd indeed.

Eventually, WPIX became the WB which became the CW, and the Yule Log fell by the wayside as one of those anachronisms of a hokier time. But it’s back by popular demand, and in 2003, the station even upgraded to a High Definition version.

This one’s all old school, though:

Yule Log

I’ll be back blogging after the holiday, offering a highlight reel of this past month, in my attempt to launch 2008 with some semblance of timeliness. Merry Christmas, everyone!

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