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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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Christmas Eve

Monday, December 24th, 2007 | All Things

Radio City Music Hall

We made the last minute shopping rounds this afternoon, and I hummed Christmas carols all the way home from Casa Mono.

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‘Tis the season

Friday, November 23rd, 2007 | All Things

For the first time in years, I took off from work the day after Thanksgiving. Having decided in the end to pass on most of the Black Friday madness (midnight outlet shopping, pre-dawn camp-outs for flat-panel televisions), I spent a leisurely day taking in the sights of the new holiday season, and the signs of good things to come.

Rockefeller Center angel

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