yule log The Yule Log is a Christmas tradition for some -- and you don't need a fireplace to enjoy. Photo: Reuters

There is no Christmas tradition quite like the Yule Log. As quintessentially New York as the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, the Yule Log broadcast has been airing in the city on WPIX-TV since 1966, bringing some holiday ambiance into the homes of many New Yorkers without a fireplace. The tradition has also spread outside New York, and there are now many ways to bring the Yule Log into your home. 

PIX11 will, of course, be airing the four-hour Yule Log broadcast on Christmas morning, Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. The broadcast will feature the famous loop of the burning Yule Log with Christmas standards playing in the background. An online version of the broadcast is also available on the PIX11 website and can be viewed below:

Netflix has also gotten into the game, and a Yule Log video can be found by searching “Fireplace for Your Home” and choosing the episode “Crackling Yule Log Fireplace.” The Netflix video even has a joke trailer and director’s comedy

There are also endless YouTube channels that get more creative with the holiday tradition, such as a Josh Groban Yule Log and a Lil BUB Yule Log.

With all the options online and on television, there is no excuse not to have a Yule Log burning, well, at least playing, in your home for the holidays. No Christmas is complete without it!

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