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Ho Ho Holy Smokes, It’s a Laser-Powered Yule Log!

‘Tis better to give than to receive and this holiday season, we’re giving you the best damn reason ever to keep your flues closed and your fireplace unkindled. While the tradition of burning a Yule Log has been around since Christmastime immemorial, The Yule Log Program has only been around since the late 1960s. You know the program, right? The one with a big honkin’ log in a roaring fireplace that airs every year around the holidays? Created by Fred M. Thrower, President and CEO of WPIX, channel 11 in New York, in 1966, the program was intended to be a gift to the people of New York who lived in apartments or homes without fireplaces, and allowed his employees to stay at home with their families instead of doing a morning news program. It’s a sweet little annual tradition, and, to be honest, it hasn’t really changed much since its 1966 debut. Until now.

While there’s often little reason to light a roaring fireplace in Los Angeles, we here at Nerdist didn’t want anyone to feel left out this holiday season, especially if their building code or circumstances don’t give you access to a fireplace, so we proudly present the Yule Log 2.0. What makes it so much better? Well, let me answer your question with some other questions. Did we purchase a high powered laser from the Chinese black market? At what temperatures does a Santa ornament turn into a flaming pile of beard and plastic? Is that a real robot arm? Is this nearly 50 minutes of Yuletide awesomeness? To get the answers, you’ll just have to watch and see for yourself.

Happy holidays from all of us here at Nerdist Industries! May your evenings be merry and all of your fires started by high powered laser.

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