CW SPECIAL: "YULE LOG—A LOG'S LIFE"
Male Reporter, CW: These are the stories behind the log, with a couple of surprises along the way.
Mitch Thrower: I can remember as a child lying in the hammock with my dad, and before he would take a nap, we would look at the clouds and would try and figure out what the clouds could become. And using his imagination, he really taught me how to create images and creatures and bears and things in the sky. And that's when I first realized that my dad was this kind of idea Santa Claus.
Male Reporter, CW: A father of three, Fred cherished Christmas as a special occasion. Keeping tradition was also very important to him. So, it was no surprise that every year he would read "The Night Before Christmas" in a big, red robe.
Mitch Thrower: Christmas in the Thrower house was a very big deal. Christmas was something that the tree went up a long time before Christmas. I think we started playing Christmas carols on Thanksgiving Day. The Yule log, for me, for my entire life, has symbolized something much more than a burning fireplace on TV. It's more symbolic of how your ideas and sharing those ideas can impact the world.