‘PBS Idea Channel’ Explains the History Behind the Television Broadcast of a Burning Yule Log in a Fireplace

PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta explains the history behind the television broadcast of a burning yule log in a fireplace in a shorter-than-normal episode of the series.

The yule log is a fascinating tradition, isn’t it? 3+ hours of footage of a burning log, a holiday symbol of home and family, first broadcast in the 1960s for those poor city folk without fireplaces of their own. This simple, beautiful, long-from programming is a holiday miracle!!

Additionally, PBS Idea Channel created their own version of the broadcast and compiled a handy playlist of their favorite YouTube versions.