When is the Yule Log on TV 2012?
The original WPIX (New York) Yule Log will be celebrating its 46th anniversary in 2012, and PIX11 in NYC will be airing the familiar favorite Dec. 25, from 9am-1pm local time (it will also be available in HD).
Other Tribune affiliates across the country will be making the original log available for viewing as follows on Dec. 25 (all times are in the city’s local time zone):
WXMI/Grand Rapids: 5am-9am
WGNO/New Orleans: 5am-9am
KPLR/St. Louis: 5am-9am
KWGN/Denver: 9am-10am (Dec. 24); 5am-10am (Dec. 25)
Antenna TV: 5am-9am ET
Video On Demand
The free Video On Demand (VOD) log is back on digital cable this year in SD, HD and 3D, from now through Jan. 2 (on Cablevision until Jan. 6). This year, viewers can access the video fireplace on-the-go, anytime, for free, via the national Movies On Demand website, rentmoviesondemand.com.
Program distributor iN DEMAND also provides “Winter Green,” a snowy, pine forest setting, and “Snowman,” dressed in top hat, scarf and neckerchief withstanding a windy, snowy storm. All three offerings are accompanied by traditional carols like “Joy to the World,” Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”
iN DEMAND’s video log has not been around quite as long as the original WPIX version, having first aired in 2002. But in its 10 years it has added some cool technical elements. It became available on VOD starting in 2007, and the 3D version, which started in 2010, is originally produced exclusively for cable by iNDEMAND using the latest 3D technology.
Speaking of the 3D version, to see it, viewers need a 3D TV with compatible 3D glasses and an HD set-top box connected according to their system’s specs. (Note: Winter Green and Snowman are not available in 3D.) The HD offerings were filmed with HD cameras are are presented in 1080i picture and 5.1 sound.
WHERE TO FIND ON SPECIFIC PROVIDERS (HD AND 3D NOT AVAILABLE IN ALL AREAS):
Xfinity – MOD Channel
For SD, HD and 3D: Music/Music Picks/Yule Log & More OR Top Picks/Holiday Films & More/Yule Log & More OR Top Picks/Yule Log & More
Cox Communications – FreeZone Channel
For SD: FreeZone/Holiday-Yule Log (Yule Log, Wintergreen and Snowman)
For HD: FreeZone/FreeZone HD/Holiday-Yule Log HD (Yule Log, Wintergreen and Snowman)
For 3D: FreeZone/3D/Events/Yule Log 3D
Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks – Free Movies On Demand Channel
SD/HD/3D: Yule Log
Also, 3D Yule Log is on the main Movies On Demand channel in the Enjoy Better/3D category (3D includes Yule Log only)
For Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks viewers with Motorola boxes:
SD: Free Movies/Yule Log category.
HD and 3D can be found on the HDSOD Channel (HD Showcase On Demand):
HD: HD/HD Showcase/Yule Log HD
3D: HD/HD Showcase/3D
Cablevision – MOD Channel
SD: MOD/Movie Collections/Yule Log & More; TVE/Yule Log & More
Cablevision West – MOD Channel
SD: FREE/Yule Log & More
RCN – MOD Channel
SD: VODlink Root/RCN/Yule Log/SD; VODlink Root/Virtual/RCN/Yule Log/SD
HD: VODlink Root/RCN/HD On Demand/Yule Log; VODlink Root/RCN/Yule Log/HD; VODlink Root/Virtual/HD On Demand/Yule Log; VODlink Root/Virtual/RCN/Yule Log/HD
3D: VODlink Root/RCN/3D TVs Only/Yule Log; VODlink Root/RCN/Yule Log/3D; VODlink Root/Virtual/RCN/Yule Log/3D
Midcontinent – MOD Channel
SD: Free On Demand/Holiday Extras
HD: Free On Demand/Holiday Extras; HD On Demand/Free On Demand/Holiday Extras