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Last year was the first year that yule logs pinged on my radar. What’s a TV yule log? It’s when a network or channel airs a looping video of a cozy fire, usually crackling in a fireplace replete with holiday decor. It’s a fun way to add some virtual heat to your holiday gatherings.
Until last year, I had only seen DVDs that played a variety of yule logs. Then The Hub (remember them?) announced it would be airing a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic yule log for the entire day of Christmas. I thought it was a cute idea, and from time to time, my children and I would check in with it.
This year, I’ve discovered several channels that will be airing yule logs for you to enjoy.
WHAT: Outlander Yule Log
Perhaps the best yule log you could possibly tune into is the Outlander yule log that is part of the 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings. In past years, on Christmas Day, Outlander fans (and anyone who enjoys all things Scottish) cuddled up in front of a roaring Scottish hearth, courtesy of Starz’ first-ever yule log broadcast. The yule log usually begins with a countdown clock ticking down to the Outlander marathon (exclusive extended versions!). The cozy scene was filmed on location at Lallybroch, the Fraser family home, and fans can revel in the traditional holiday celebration set to music from award-winning Outlander composer Bear McCreary.
You can also show the Outlander yule log on your computer. Click here. The Outlander yule log online lasts an hour and a half!
WHERE TO WATCH
- On STARZ – December 25th
- Starz.com – December 15th – January 1st
- Starz Play – December 22nd – January 2nd
- On Demand (Traditional) – Available December 22nd-January 1st
- On Demand (Expanded) – Available December 22nd-January 1st*Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH, CENTURYLINK
WHAT: Darth Vader Funeral Pyre
Hey, Star Wars fans! Celebrate the holidays with five hours of Darth Vader (after redeeming himself and dying in Return of the Jedi) burning on a pyre. Merry Christmas!
WHERE TO WATCH: BenjaminApple YouTube
WHAT: Nick Offerman’s Yule Log
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) sits silently in an armchair next to a crackling fire. For 45 minutes. For ages 21 and older because he does occasionally sip whisky.
WHERE TO WATCH: My Tales of Whisky Official on YouTube
WHAT: Happy the Cat Yule Log
Happy the Cat, along with his doggie friend, lounge on a holiday pillow in front of a crackling fire. Christmas carols are a bonus!
WHERE TO WATCH: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on YouTube
WHAT: Animated Yule Log
This is a long video clip showing a variety of animated yule logs, brought to you by ChannelFrederator. It doesn’t have the same mesmerizing ability of live-action, looping videos, but it will certainly start a conversation. Fans of TV cartoons will especially get a kick out of it.
WHERE TO WATCH: ChannelFrederator on YouTube
WHAT: Cable / On Demand Yule Logs
These cable and TV providers have specific channels On Demand that offer a variety of yule logs, some with music, others with clips from movies.
WHERE TO WATCH:
Be sure to check with your own provider.
- Cox Communications
- Time Warner Cable
- Bright House Networks
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