PIX11 Yule Log to Air on Christmas Day -- and Watch Out For Other WPIX Holiday Traditions
It wouldn't be a holiday in New York without the PIX11 Yule Log! The Yule Log, the famous film loop of a burning log in a hearth, has warmed the hearts of` viewers since it debuted on PIX in 1966. To celebrate the fabled fire stick's 46th anniversary, PIX11 will air The Yule Log (available in HD) from 9am-1pm on Christmas morning, December 25th.

Viewers can follow the Yule Log on twitter @PIXYULELOG and become a fan of the Official Yule Log on Facebook (PIXYuleLog)

Log merchandise (including "Nice Log!" and "That's HOT!" boxer shorts) can be found HERE

In recent years, The Yule Log has been digitally re-mastered and fully restored. In 2001 the original film was color corrected and cleaned. In 2003, the Log was up-converted to High Definition and PIX11 now airs The Yule Log in HD. In 2006, to celebrate the Log's 40th anniversary, Lawrence F. "Chip" Arcuri and Joe Malzone, the creators of theyulelog.com, restored the audio of The Yule Log and in 2009, with the assistance of "Chip" Arcuri, PIX11 added a new fourth hour to the program, including 23 classic holiday songs. The fourth hour leads off with Mantovani's interpretation of Adeste Fideles, a classic that aired on the Yule Log in the late 1960's; now restored back to the program. The new hour adds 9 artists including Bert Kaempfert, Mitch Miller, Bing Crosby, Vic Damone and Johnny Mathis.

In addition, the PIX11 Yule Log will be airing on the following Tribune Stations:

WPHL/Philadelphia 8a-12p

WDCW/DC 9a-11a

KCPQ/Seattle 4a-10a

KZJO/Seattle 9a-11a

WSFL/Miami 6a-10a

KTXL/Sacramento 4:30a-9a

KRCW/Portland 6a-10a

WXMI/Grand Rapids 5a-9a

WGNO/New Orleans 5a-9a

WXIN/Indianapolis 6a-10a

WGN/Chicago 1:30a-5:30a

Antenna TV Network 5-9a (ET)

(All broadcast times are for Tuesday, December 25th and are shown in that city's local time zone)