digital christmas
December 23, 2005 7:38 PM   Subscribe

A Yule Log for your iPod. If you don't live in the New York area, and you have one of those fancy video iPods, you can now download some holiday cheer from Channel 11. (Their Yule Log phenomenon was previously discussed here.) For more information about Yule Log traditions, wikipedia features in depth articles on both the traditional and the modern. [Inspired by logging out of gmail.]
posted by jann (11 comments total)

Well thank god.
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:58 PM on December 23, 2005

Good Lord.

This brings back traumatic memories of my childhood, "Hey, kids! Look, it's the Yule Log. Let's just look at it for the next nine hours."
posted by cedar at 8:18 PM on December 23, 2005

It doesn't come with music? I never knew the Yule Log sounded like a fire place...
posted by ParisParamus at 8:26 PM on December 23, 2005

I didn't realize it had sound for the longest time. I just thought that the free jazz internet radio I was listening to included some really out percussion.
posted by StickyCarpet at 9:31 PM on December 23, 2005

The best Yule Log.
posted by dhartung at 11:30 PM on December 23, 2005

I, for one, am going to proudly hang my ipod in the living room, and illuminate the room on Christmas Eve with the warm, soft glow of the yule log from my brilliant 2-inch screen.

This will be the best Christmas ever.
posted by ScottMorris at 2:59 AM on December 24, 2005

dhartung: The best Yule Log.

Interesting. I hadn't seen that case mod before.
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:14 AM on December 24, 2005

I got an iPod nano as a gift this season. I STILL hate that it has NO option for folder navigation. No wonder it has a scroll wheel. You NEED it for the endless friggin lists of files you end up with.

I organize my music the SAME as I organize EVERYTHING else on my computer. Why the F%&* wouldn't I?

The measly two (slightly more if you finagle a lot) levels of organization available with ID3 tags is for simpletons.

Oh, and I remember the FIRST Yule log broadcast.
posted by HTuttle at 7:42 AM on December 24, 2005

HTuttle, be careful what you say or the Mac Evangelists will take you away for re-education! Just remember, the idea of ID3 based navigation was imMACulately conceived by an Apple engineer via an act of Jobs, and as such, we are really in no position to dispute it's divinity.
posted by idontlikewords at 9:37 AM on December 24, 2005

My own inappropriate use of apostrophes, on the other hand, is open to debate.
posted by idontlikewords at 9:39 AM on December 24, 2005

HTuttle: playlists, playlists, playlists.
posted by flaterik at 8:56 PM on December 25, 2005

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