THE PIX11 YULE LOG CELEBRATES 44 YEARS: TO AIR DECEMBER 25 FROM 9AM TO 1PM

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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 Log's 44th anniversary, PIX11 will air The Yule Log (available in HD) from 9am-1pm on Christmas morning, Saturday, December 25th. At 1pm, immediately following The Yule Log, PIX11 will air the beloved holiday classic, March of the Wooden Soldiers.

  • The Log will also be offered with downloadable elements including wallpaper and a "portable" Log at www.wpix.com/yulelog.  
  • 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 at: http://www.cafepress.com/wpix/   

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 PIX 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 (which begins at 12 noon on 12/25) 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 also adds 9 new artists including Bert Kaempfert, Mitch Miller, Bing Crosby, Sammy Kaye, Vic Damone, Johnny Mathis and Mike Douglas.

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

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

Los Angeles/KTLA ~ 4:30am-10am, Philadelphia/WPHL ~ 7am-10am,

Washington, D.C./ WDCW ~ 5pm-7pm, Seattle/KCPQ ~ 7am-10am, Seattle/KZJO ~ 10am-12pm, Miami/WSFL ~ 5am-7am, Denver/KWGN ~ 12pm-3pm, St. Louis/KPLR ~ 5am-7am & 8am-12pm, Portland/KRCW ~ 12pm-2pm, Indianapolis/WXIN ~ 6am-9am, Grand Rapids/WXMI ~ 12pm-2pm, Harrisburg/WPMT ~ 5am-10am, Chicago/WGN 2am-6am

 

PIX 11 HOLIDAY EPISODES AND SPECIALS

(Times listed as broadcast day)

12/24-25

12am-1:30amMidnight Mass from St. Patrick's Cathedral (LIVE, 90 minutes)Catholic Christmas Mass from Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York.

12/25  

9am-1pm         PIX11 Special:The Yule Log (4hrs)
The Yule Log, a WPIX Christmas tradition, is a holiday card to our viewers of a log blazing in a fireplace accompanied by classic Christmas music. 

1pm-3pm         Movie: March of the Wooden Soldiers (2hrs)

1/1/11              PIX11 Annual Honeymooner's Marathon (more info to come!) 

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