The first Yule Log broadcast was filmed at New York City's mayoral residence, Gracie Mansion, and broadcast to homes across America in 1966. Not only did it provide high-enough ratings to earn it a spot on the air for the next 23 years, it gave TV station employees the chance to take a much-needed holiday break while the airtime was filled with the comforting, crackling log.
So it's no surprise that the tradition got a reboot from the team at , who enlisted several creative studios to share their take on the Yule Log. From their in-house Chromecast team's stylish and cozy fireplace (complete with basset hound looking on) to the funkier version from Periodic Videos (chemicals are introuced to the flame to turn it an array of colors) to the meme-friendly version with one of the internet's most famous cats, Lil BUB.
We love that it's available on demand (especially easy if you pick up a $35 plug-in to stream your computer screen on your TV) so that your television is never a blank slate during your next winter party.
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