Christmas Yule Log Goes 3D

Patrick Cecilian/iN DEMAND

2010's edition of the holiday favorite gains an added dimension.

Fitting for 2010, the cherished televised Yule Log has gone 3D.

The added dimension is available for free via Video On Demand (VOD) for cable subscribers on Comcast, Cox Communications, Cablevision, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

The Yule Log has aired over the holidays on broadcast television since 1966. In 2002, the shots of a crackling fire were featured in high definition television for the first time. 3D is simply the next logical step.

In 2010, 3D camera crews ventured to a picturesque New Jersey home to film the roaring fire in an idyllic fireplace.

To see the latest version, viewers need a 3D TV with compatible glasses and an HD set-top box connected according to their system’s specs.

A spokesperson for the company said (tongue very in cheek) that while the images are real, no one has actually pushed a fireplace poker into the television set.

"Not to our knowledge," says Ellen Cooper, corporate affairs spokesperson for In Demand. "Then again, the holidays can be stressful."

Cooper added that the 3D Yule Log should not be used as a heat source, especially "if you use the energy efficient HD TVs."