Most of us can appreciate the warm glow of a fire crackling in the fireplace, especially around the holidays.  Not all of us can have the actual fire we desire due to lack of fireplace, wood, space, or general problems with embers and But, with the help of an internet connection we can all enjoy a nice virtual yule log experience via YouTube.  Here are five of our favorite geeky YouTube yule log videos (and one regular one for you regular fire lovers).

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Ye Olde Exploding Yule Log | Old Spice – about 1 hour

If you want ALL of the gimmicks, this one’s for you.  This yule log has music, explosions, product placement, flying hotdogs and absurd appearances by Terry Crews‘ head… in the fire… shouting randomness.  It’s constantly exploding, and consistently hilarious.

Nick Offerman’s ‘Yule Log’ Ten Hour Version – 10 hours!

This is awesome.  It’s just a fireplace, a fire, some scotch and Nick Offerman sitting quietly, looking in your general direction.  It’s oddly soothing.  And, it’s 10 hours long, so you can leave it on all day.  All.  Day.

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Eye of Sauron Yule Log Five Hours – 5 hours

This makes me laugh so hard!  Yes, it’s the burning eye of Sauron.  And, yes, it’s the sweet soothing sounds of a crackling fire.  There are some bone chilling whispers thrown in, because… Sauron.  He needs to make sure that, even though it’s the holidays, you know he sees you and you cannot hide.

Darth Vader Yule Log Five Hours – 5 hours

No Star Wars fan’s holiday is complete without the Darth Vader Yule Log.  You get all of the audio pleasure of a nice, quiet crackling fire with all of the visual pleasure of watching the very embodiment of the Dark Side burn.  Everybody wins!  Well… not Anakin.  Not Anakin.

BB-8 and the Yule Log – 1 hour

Maybe you’re more of a Star Wars: The Force Awakens fan?  Ah, yes.  Well, then you might enjoy the dulcet sounds of BB-8 next to a fire.  If you’re looking for focus on crackling fire, this isn’t it.  This is full focus on BB-8.  The fire is literally background and out of focus.

(NON-GEEK BONUS LOG) Burning Fireplace with Crackling Fire Sounds (Full HD) – 2 hours

If you’re looking for a standard, soothing, straight-forward yule log experience… this is it.  No music.  No gimmicks.  It’s just a pretty fire with pretty fire sounds.  I also like that you only see the fire, not the surrounding fireplace, but the fire isn’t cut off or out of frame at all.  It’s the little things.  Happy Holidays.





Jenny Flack
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