How the yule log came to television.

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Dec. 22 2010 6:58 AM

Yule Log TV

How the hearth came to television.

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Even if you're not a yule log devotee, at this point you're probably at least familiar with the phenomenon. You know, that crackling log that burns in the fireplace … on your TV. Ever wonder where this quirky idea originated? Watch the video to find out how the yule log came to television and how it's found renewed life online.