Streaming Yule Log on Netflix Has Its Own Hilarious Trailer and Director’s Commentary

'Don't get too close, or you might get burned!'

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The original Yule Log television broadcast dates back to 1966, when WPIX-TV aired footage of a cozy fireplace to cheer up New Yorkers who lived in apartments without one. But Netflix really gives it a modern spin this year, humorously advertising its streaming Yule Log channel with a faux-epic trailer and two-minute behind-the-scenes director's commentary video. It's all perfectly stupid and hilarious, particularly the longer video, in which the auteur picks out the right logs on a farm and marvels at particularly serendipitous "ashing" in footage of the burning wood. Great holiday cheer by ad agency Muh-Tay-Zik | Hof-fer.


Client: Netflix

Agency: Muh-Tay-Zik | Hof-fer

Director, Executive Creative Director: John Matejczyk

Head of Production: Michelle Spear

Associate Creative Directors: Josh Bogdan, Tony Zimney

Copywriter: Jonathan Hirsch

Account Supervisor: Carolina Cruz-Letelier

Assistant Account Manager: Emily Mee

Production: Muh-Tay-Zik | Hof-fer

Director of Photography: Chris Wilson

Art Director: Jonathan Nicholson

Producer: Alex Smith

Editing: Beast

Editor: Matt O'Donnell

Colorist: Eric Pascua

Motion Graphics: Spencer Seibert

Executive Producer: Jon Ettinger

Senior Producer: Kristen Jenkins

Audio: One Union

Senior Engineers: Andy Greenberg, Eben Carr

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@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.