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Merry Christmas from New York’s holiday station, PIX11!

The original WPIX Yule Log , the one that started it all on Dec. 24, 1966, will live stream on Christmas Eve from 8 p.m. to midnight, and, on Christmas morning, will be shown on PIX11 (WPIX-TV Channel 11 in New York) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will again be streamed on

PIX11 will also air and stream Midnight Mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Learn more about the amazing history of The Yule Log below, and watch a long clip of the fabled firestick above!

Learn the amazing story of the WPIX Yule Log in these special videos!

BLAST FROM CHRISTMAS PAST:  Below is the annual WPIX Christmas Message hosted by station executive Richard N. Hughes, who was known to viewers for his editorials. As an added bonus, enjoy a bumper for the “Holiday Movie Special,” a big part of Christmas in New York for years. 

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