Once upon a time it was a Christmas tradition for your local PBS or public access station to turn their channel into a virtual fireplace on Christmas Eve, showing nothing but a crackling fire, perhaps accompanied by Christmas chorales or instrument carols.
The virtual fireplace was duly picked up by VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray, and can now be found on streaming services and Cable On Demand, which offers your choice of fires along with various holiday scenes, basically a still life in motion, with various soundtracks.
So if your home lacks the old world technology for an actual blaze, use your screen to set the mood for Christmas Eve festivities. Here are a few choice streams.
Netflix has flames in high-def:
Fireplace 4K: Classic Crackling Fireplace from Fireplace for Your Home (60 mins)
Fireplace 4K: Crackling Birchwood from Fireplace for Your Home (60 mins)
Fireplace for you Home (60 mins)
Merry Yule Log (60 mins)
Yuletide Fireplace in a box (for pre-HD, non-widescreen sets, 55 mins)
Cable On Demand:
Yule Log and other holiday scenes
And for something a little more inventive, try Nick Offerman’s Yule Log, streaming on YouTube (45 mins).
Or just keep the home fires burning right here.
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