Ah, the yule log!
A time-honored American tradition, the yule log first began in 1966, when local New York news station WPIX had a 90 minute-long slot it needed to fill on Christmas eve, according to Quartz.
The station’s president suggested filling the time with footage of a burning log with holiday music looming in the background, as a kind of Christmas card to WPIX’s viewers. Since then, there have been several iterations of this popular program, many of which can now be found on YouTube.
There are quaint, comforting yule log videos that will make you feel as if you were in a rustic cottage, and then there are the humorous ones that feature comedians and viral celebs. Read more…