For many years Channel 11, WPIX in New York City ( one of the oldest TV stations in the country ), would present the " Yule Log " on Christmas Eve. While the Yule Log burned, Christmas carols would play. Now my childhood home did have a fireplace, but there was something about the Yule Log on Channel 11 that made us happy. It became a New York area tradition. I hope you enjoy it! This particular Yule Log was shown in 1983.
Several months ago I wrote about Kip's Castle, which is located in parts of both Verona (8 acres) and Montclair, New Jersey (2 acres). Frederic Ellsworth Kip was a wealthy man who had his home constructed to look like a Norman castle. In the 1980's it was inhabited by a weird religious cult.