A Brief History of the Burning Yule Log Television Broadcast

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Sun, Dec 28th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Mike Rugnetta of PBS Idea Channel explains the brief if bizarre history of the burning log seen during the Christmas holidays on television.

Happy Holidays from your friends at Idea Channel!!! The yule log is a fascinating tradition, isn’t it? 3+ hours of footage of a burning log, a holiday symbol of home and family, first broadcast in the 1960s for those poor city folk without fireplaces of their own. This simple, beautiful, long-from programming is a holiday miracle!! Enjoy this short episode, and we’ll see you in the new year!

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