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The 13 Best Yule Log Videos To Watch During The Holidays

The yule log video is a cultural phenomenon. (There are nearly 100,000 on YouTube alone.) Here are 13 internet alternatives to building a dirty, smokey fire. Just turn on your laptop and crank the volume for some warm, crackling goodness to keep you merry and bright.

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1. A classic, long-running yule log fire. Well-centered, with good crackle. The quintessential Christmas video.

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2. Your standard yule log video, but with Christmas music and digital snow.

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3. This one takes some creative liberties, featuring an entire Christmas tableaux instead of the traditional fireplace-only shot. The flashing lights will appeal to those who like their yule log with a little flair.

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4. Another full-room shot, but this time we get a Bing Crosby radio Christmas special for the troops. Listen, and pretend it's 1944!

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5. The Force Awakens was so good. So good. Spoiler alert: Darth Vader's helmet doesn't melt all the way, but you can give it a holiday spin with this fun yule log video.

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6. Lil' Bub and Christmas: they go together like egg nog and brandy.

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7. Nick Offerman sipping scotch in front of a roaring fireplace could become a new tradition — only time will tell.

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8. This is one of the few fireplace videos on YouTube with 4K resolution. With the right screen, it's basically like staring into a real fire.

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9. This playlist of classic, almost certainly unlicensed Christmas music is the real draw here. Frank Sinatra!

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10. And here's a bunsen burner charring a single log. Perfect for anyone looking for a little chemical burn excitement over the holidays.

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11. While a well-intentioned nod to the traditional form, this is truly a poorly-executed yule fire. Awful framing and just a sad fireplace in general. Perfect for anyone whose Christmas gift comes with an "it's the thought that counts" caveat.

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12. This yuletide fire is, somehow, even worse than the one that preceded it. Just look at those awful graphics! That said, it does run for 8 hours straight. Great for folks planning to spend Christmas at the office.

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13. And now, an a capella rendition of a Christmas song you've probably never heard.

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Brendan Klinkenberg is a tech reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco.

Contact Brendan Klinkenberg at brendan.klinkenberg@buzzfeed.com.

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