Gather 'round the glowing screen
December 24, 2018 9:26 PM   Subscribe

If you're craving a bit of that holiday mood but you don't have a fireplace, you don't need to tune into WPIX (previously) or limit yourself to a traditional HD virtual fireplace. Thanks to Virtual Fireplace™ and others on YouTube, there are hundreds of hours of quiet fires for your enjoyment! Crackling Fireplace with Thunder, Rain and Howling Wind Sounds, or a more soothing Japanese garden fire bowl, lakeside campfire with nature sounds, crackling campfire on the windy tundra of Norway, campfire by the sea, with crickets and waves, or a campfire on the beach sans crickets. If you're looking for a bit of slow TV that takes you somewhere, spend almost 10 hours on a train journey to the Norwegian Arctic Circle, in winter.
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posted by nightrecordings at 9:35 PM on December 24, 2018 [1 favorite]

Darth Vader Yule Log Five Hours [YouTube]
posted by Fizz at 9:36 PM on December 24, 2018 [1 favorite]

Two digital bonuses: 8-bit fireplace on 8 hour loop, and a little CG fireplace video called Christmas Warmer that you can download from Vimeo and loop.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:37 PM on December 24, 2018 [3 favorites]

There's also the Festive Thirteenth Doctor yule log
posted by tresbizzare at 9:52 PM on December 24, 2018 [1 favorite]

I quite liked Google Play's "Chromecast Fireplace," which for some reason stopped working recently. So now I just have to figure out how to stream one of these log recordings at the same time as my music...
posted by PhineasGage at 10:23 PM on December 24, 2018

Joe Pesci Yule Log
posted by ryanrs at 11:36 PM on December 24, 2018 [2 favorites]

As long-lived and hungry fot cash as he was, I'm surprised Mickey Rooney never marketed a 'Joe Yule (Jr)' log.
posted by zaixfeep at 12:30 AM on December 25, 2018

It's not fake because there's probably carbon-based fuel burning somewhere involved in powering the virtual fire streaming to your computer screen.
posted by straight at 12:58 AM on December 25, 2018 [2 favorites]

posted by redrawturtle at 1:04 AM on December 25, 2018

Also noting moonmilk's yule log recommendation from the Skibidi II thread
posted by zaixfeep at 1:29 AM on December 25, 2018 [1 favorite]

Found one on Netflix and it’s great because it is a real fire that goes from start to finish, complete with popping and crackling sounds. It’s a fine substitute for the real thing!
posted by sundrop at 7:20 AM on December 25, 2018 [2 favorites]

Thank you, sundrop -- I don't know if I found the same one, but the one I have on cracked me up because it has three "episodes," each of which is one hour of fireplace but with different audio options. Crackling but no music for the win!
posted by lazuli at 8:03 AM on December 25, 2018 [3 favorites]

I was watching the last link yesterday!
posted by terrapin at 8:15 AM on December 25, 2018

posted by inpHilltr8r at 2:50 PM on December 25, 2018

I had the Norwegian train on all day today. It was amazing! I am so jealous of other countries' rail systems.
posted by cats are weird at 11:15 PM on December 25, 2018

A Pixar Fireplace
posted by boost ventilator at 6:13 AM on December 26, 2018

i saw one this week that was closed captioned for those unable to hear.
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 9:45 AM on December 26, 2018

For the past few years, a couple Saskatchewan artists have created a parody of Christmas fireplace videos that they call a "Shit Fireplace".
posted by Jaybo at 6:17 PM on December 26, 2018

Damn, I watched a full hour of the 9 (NINE) hours and 56 minutes of the Norwegian winter train. it's all I could last. And they have the four seasons!! (Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn) all about the same length I guess. How long it took to upload this video? All four seasons here:
posted by CRESTA at 3:22 PM on December 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

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