- 1 When did the Yule Log start?
- 2 When should a yule log be lit?
- 3 What night do you burn the Yule log?
- 4 Do I have to burn my Yule log?
- 5 What do you do for Yule?
- 6 When does the Yule log come on TV?
- 7 Where did the tradition of burning the Yule log come from?
- 8 When do they cut the Yule Log for Christmas?
- 9 What to do on the first day of Yule?
When did the Yule Log start?
24 December 1966
Yule Log/First episode date
The first Yule Log special aired on December 24, 1966. It aired for three hours with no commercials, and the footage itself was only 17 seconds long. WPIX repeatedly looped this footage for the special. The repetition was pretty obvious on tape, so in 1970, it was reshot as a 6-minute loop.
When should a yule log be lit?
Yule is the old name of the Winter Solstice festivals across Europe. Where it was tradition to light a ‘Yule log’ on Christmas Eve and keep it burning continuously throughout the 12 nights of Christmas until Twelfth Night.
What night do you burn the Yule log?
The Yule log would feed the fire through the 12 Days of Christmas (from Christmas Day through the evening of the 5th of January—known as Twelfth Night).
Do I have to burn my Yule log?
The Christmas practice calls for burning a portion of the log each evening until Twelfth Night (January 6). The log is subsequently placed beneath the bed for luck, and particularly for protection from the household threats of lighting and, with some irony, fire.
What do you do for Yule?
Here are some customary ways to celebrate the solstice—you might notice that some resemble beloved Christmas traditions.
- Build a Yule Altar.
- Make an Evergreen Yule Wreath.
- Burn a Yule Log.
- Decorate a Yule Tree.
- Exchange Nature-Based Gifts.
- Give Back to Nature.
- Celebrate in Candlelight.
- Set up a Meditation Space.
When does the Yule log come on TV?
Yule Log (TV program) The Yule Log is a television show originating in the United States, which is broadcast traditionally on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning.
Where did the tradition of burning the Yule log come from?
The first reference of the tradition of the Yule Log can be found in Norse Mythology. Once practiced by the Vikings and Germanic people, the burning of the Yule Log, was a part of the celebrations of the winter solstice. With spring, the days would become longer and would mean the rebirth of the Sun.
When do they cut the Yule Log for Christmas?
In Yugoslavia, the Yule log was cut before dawn on the Christmas eve and brought to home before twilight, where it was decorated with flowers, colored silks and gold, and drenched with wine and an offering of grain. Across Spain’s catalian region, children make the festive shit log. It’s called the Tio de Nadal.
What to do on the first day of Yule?
Go outside to find a Yule log of your own to adorn with string, herbs and other items to burn. Or, if you don’t have access to a fireplace or pit, inset candles are a great way to go as well. Bells are a great way to lift the spirits within your home and to work with in your Yule spells and rituals.