If you grew up in the NY city region, you may remember the WPIX (channel 11) yule log. Especially if you did not have a fireplace, like most city dwellers (except for those really rich classic 6 dwellers – and I have never been invited over for Christmas by millionaires.)
So, yes, it is corny as hell, but you could always turn on WPIX and watch a picture of a blazing fire in the fireplace while holiday music plays. On the TV. For hours. This was the yule log.
So, while tooling around online this morning on an un-focused search for Christmas present possibilities, guess what I found?
A Yule Log DVD!!!
“Christmas Classics by the Fire.”
Here is a link to a clip from the DVD, it is at National Public Radio, which is recommending this on its 11th Annual Director’s Cut’s Gift Guide for 2009.
Watch the yule log. [Yes, that is Dean Martin! Some great cheesiness!]
[P.S. I happen to have 2 gas fireplaces now, which tend to set off the smoke alarms. I am liking this yule log thing.]