No doubt plenty of us have spent many a holiday evening warming ourselves by the reassuring glow of a Yule log, perpetually burning away on some local cable access channel.
As far as we're concerned, it's the perfect answer to a holiday fire -- all the holiday cheer, none of the mess and hassle of trying to set a log on fire inside your house -- which if we're being honest, always seemed rather dangerous and counter-intuitive to us. That's not to say the tradition of watching the Yule log pop and crackle on the TV set isn't due for an update
. After all, who the heck has a TV set these days? This year, give this all digital Yule log -- designed by animator Nigel Upchurch -- a shot at warming your heart,
if not necessarily your hearth.
I do not belive in Punxsutawney Phil
. I know that an overweight rodent can't predict the weather better than NOAA, with their satellites and know-how. I know that Ground Hog Day
is the attempt of a small rural town to retain relevance and gain tourism dollars. I know all these things and I do not care because I love Groundhog Day, and so should you.