New Traditions: 50 Artists Reimagine The Yule Log

New Traditions: 50 Artists Reimagine The Yule Log

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Tara Bellucci
Dec 17, 2016

Watching a crackling fire is sure to boost our holiday good cheer, and it's no surprise that that's why yule log programming has been a tradition since the '60s. Of course, the internet has reimagined the original, with over 50 animators and artists sharing their take this year on Yule Log 2.0.

Started in 2013, Yule Log 2.0 is—like the original WPIX broadcast—a gift to the world, but also a chance to raise funds for Bronx-based Camp Interactive, a non-profit that teaches kids to code.

(Image credit: Dark Igloo)

The looped videos range from winter scenes around a campfire to Memphis-style shape-filled "flames" to adorable anthropomorphic marshmallows getting roasted. There's even one that involves twerking—so we can confidently say there's a little something for everyone.

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