Ah! Every Christmas Morning, many people will not unwrap those Christmas gifts without seeing the yule log! Several TV networks do a yule log with Christmas music playing in the background. But since we are geeks and nerds, we want to step it up! Geek Alabama is here to show you the top geeky/nerdy yule logs for Christmas morning!
First off, what is a yule log? A yule log is a large and very hard log which is burned in the hearth as a part of traditional Yule or Christmas celebrations in several European cultures. The expression yule log has also come to refer to log-shaped Christmas cakes, also known as chocolate logs or bûche de Noël. The yule log is related to other Christmas and Yuletide traditions such as the ashen faggot.
Lil BUB’s Magical Yule Log Video
Lots of geeks/nerds are also pet lovers! And Lil Bub loves being warm, especially this time of the year. In this amazing hour-long episode, Bub settles into a comfortable bout of fireside napping and purring. It’s the perfect way to have Bub join your own holiday celebration!
Nerdist Laser Yule Log
This season, set your home aglow and fire up the Nerdist Laser Yule Log. In this video, you will see two arm robots using lasers to keep the fire going plus grabbing stuff from the fire! Robots and Christmas Morning do mix!
Minecraft Christmas Fireplace Yule Log
All video game and especially Minecraft fans will love this virtual yule log fireplace video! The virtual smoke and other animation is interesting!
Fire Log with Chemicals
Periodic Videos introduced this chemistry-style yule log which is designed to enjoy over the festive period. This yule log is for the science fans!
Hub Network / My Little Pony Yule Log – Updated
The Hub Network has created a version of their own. They showed an ongoing pony-themed Yule Log animation, complete with festive music and appearances by some characters from various Hub Network shows.
The YouTube Science Fireplace
Asap Science created this special yule log video! This video shows you all the chemical components that go into making a fire burn.
Chromecast: For Bigger Fireplaces
Yes even Google got into the yule log game! This is the YouTube Fireplace on Chromecast. The easiest way to get the fire going this holiday season.
Yule Log 2.0
65 different artists were asked to create their interpretations of Yule logs and the results are as you would expect- very diverse, creative and a bit odd. These are some very interesting animations! View them all at: http://www.watchyulelog.com. Here’s an example!
WPIX-TV The Original Yule Log
WPIX-TV made the yule log an annual tradition from 1966 to 1989, originally using a shot of the fireplace at New York’s Gracie Mansion. WPIX brought the tradition back to New York in 2001, and many TV stations do a version of their own! This is the original video the TV station used!
- All the Yule Logs You Can Stream (mentalfloss.com)
- Let Lil Bub and Digital Yule Logs Warm the Hearth (geeksugar.com)
- Streaming Yule Log on Netflix Has Its Own Hilarious Trailer and Director’s Commentary (adweek.com)
- The New Yule Log (the-wonderist.com)