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47 Years of the Yule Log

Almost a year ago to this date, Leah Churner at the Sundance Channel blog did a history of the broadcasted Yule Log and Metropolitan figures right into that history.

1990: Early signs of log nostalgia: In director Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan,The Yule Log is positioned as a heartbreaking metaphor for loneliness and class anxiety. As the TV log glows in Tom Townsend’s meager apartment on the west side of Manhattan, real fireplaces roar unnoticed at the Plaza Hotel, and audiences outside of New York are introduced to the concept of the televised hearth.