PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting's New York flagship station, is thrilled to
announce the station will air the original 1966 version of the Yule Log, which has not been seen on air since 1969. The 1966 Yule Log,
long assumed to be permanently lost, was found and restored. It will
air as a one-hour presentation exclusively on PIX11 on Christmas Eve
2016, exactly 50 years after its debut and again on Christmas morning.
The 1966 version of the Yule Log, filmed at Gracie Mansion, aired each Christmas Eve through 1969 until the tape degraded. A new Yule Log
was filmed in 1970 as a replacement, and has aired ever since. The
master film contains two minutes of color footage, and the fireplace
itself loops every seven seconds. PIX11 is thrilled the 1966 Yule Log
has been found and restored, and will air as a one-hour presentation
exclusively on PIX11 on Christmas Eve from 11pm to midnight, 50 years
after its debut.