When is the Yule Log on TV 2013?

During the 2013 Christmas season, you will once again have chances to enjoy a virtual blazing Yule Log on TV, both in the form of the original, WPIX version that has been around since the 1960s, as well as a 21st-century version via On Demand. Here are some places where you can watch the Yule Log on TV in 2013:



(Description from iN DEMAND)

The televised Yule Log on digital cable (pictured below) is back this year in SD, HD and once again in 3D via free Video On Demand (VOD). Plus, for added holiday cheer, viewers can access the iconic video fireplace, anytime, for free, via the national Movies On Demand website, rentmoviesondemand.com.


This smoke-free and stoke-free fireplace will warm up any holiday party when a big-screen TV is transformed into a crackling hearth. It is available via VOD with just a click of a button for digital cable subscribers on Xfinity, Cox Communications, Cablevision, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Metrocast, Bresnan and RCN. The holiday gift to subscribers is available now and airs until Jan. 2, 2014. (See list below of exact locations on system lineups.)

For the digital version, viewers can light up the Yule Log on any computer or mobile device simply by clicking on: rentmoviesondemand.com/yulelog. While the virtual hearth is burning, they can also browse through the hottest movies available instantly via cable’s Movies On Demand (MOD).

Adding to the familiar Yule Log on cable, 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. (Winter Green and Snowman are not available in 3D.)

All three offerings will help viewers get into the holiday spirit, accompanied by traditional carols like “Joy to the World,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

iN DEMAND first produced the high definition version starting in 2002 for its then linear channel INHD, and then premiered it on Video On Demand starting in 2007. The 3D version, which started in 2010, is originally produced exclusively for cable by iN DEMAND using the latest 3D technology. To see the 3D version, viewers need a 3D TV with compatible 3D glasses and an HD set-top box connected according to their system’s specs.

YULE LOG ON TV 2013: WHERE TO FIND THE FREE ON DEMAND HOLIDAY OFFERING ON SPECIFIC PROVIDERS UNTIL JAN. 2, 2014 (note that HD and 3D are not available in all areas):

Xfinity – On Demand Channel

For SD, HD and 3D: Music/Yule Log & More

Cox Communications – FreeZone section of On Demand Channel:

For SD: /Holidays/Yule Log

For HD: Holidays/Yule Log For 3D: FreeZone/3D/Events/Yule Log 3D

Time Warner Cable – Free Movies On Demand Channel:

SD/HD: Yule Log

3D: Enjoy Better/3D Yule Log

Also, 3D Yule Log is on the main Movies On Demand channel in the 3D category/Yule Log 2013 3D

Bright House Networks – Free Movies On Demand Channel:

SD/HD: Yule Log

3D: Hello More/3D Yule Log

Cablevision – On Demand Channel:

SD: MOD/Movie Collections/Yule Log & More; TVE/Yule Log & More

HD: Yule Log & More

Bresnan – On Demand Channel:

SD: FREE/Yule Log & More

RCN – On Demand Channel:

SD: Yule Log/SD; HD: HD On Demand/Yule Log/HD; VODlink Root/Virtual/HD On Demand/Yule Log; VODlink Root/Virtual/RCN/Yule Log/HD

3D: 3D TVs Only/Yule Log; Yule Log/3D

Metrocast – On Demand Channel:

SD: Top Picks/Holiday Screensavers

HD: Top Picks/Holiday Screensavers,

HD On Demand/Holiday Screensavers



First debuting on WPIX in New York on Christmas Eve 1966, the famed original Yule Log on TV has been a crackling Christmas tradition for nearly 50 years now. It eventually expanded its reach beyond New York City, and in 2013, the original Yule Log on TV can be seen on the following Tribune stations around the country, as recently announced on the official WPIX Yule Log Facebook page.

Where to Watch the Original Yule Log on TV 2013 (all times listed, except Antenna TV, are local times for the given area):

All airings are on Dec. 25, 2013, in local time zones.

WPIX/New York – 9am-1pm

WGN/Chicago – 2am-6am

WXIN/Indianapolis – 6am-10am

WCCT/Hartford – 6am-10am

WPHL/Philadelphia – 8am-12pm

WDCW/Washington, DC – 9am-11am

KCPQ/Seattle – 4am-10am

KZJO/Seattle – 9am-11am

WSFL/Miami – 6am-10am

KWGN/Denver – 5am-9am

KTXL/Sacramento – 1am-2am, 4:30am-7:30am & 8am-9am

KRCW/Portland – 6am-10am

KSTU/Salt Lake City – 4:30am-7am

WXMI/Grand Rapids – 5am-7am

WPMT/Harrisburg – 4am-10am

WGNO/New Orleans – 5am-7am

KPLR/St. Louis — 4am-9am

Antenna TV — 5am-9am ET

The WPIX Yule Log will also be live-streamed on PIX11.com Dec. 24 from 6pm-10pm ET, and Dec. 25 from 9am-1pm and 7pm-10pm ET.


Yule Log On Demand photo: Courtesy of iN DEMAND