It’s the holidays, and there’s nothing like curling up with a warm mug of cheer and enjoying a crackling fire with your dog or cat. Yet, many people don’t have or need fireplaces, and may not have a furry companion to enjoy the holidays with. Enter our cozy and cute pet yule log videos.
Choose between a dog, puppy, or cat, and settle back with the hygge vibes.
Boston Terrier Yule Log Video
Over nine hours of a cozy Boston terrier enjoying a warm dog bed next to a roaring fire. What more do you need?
This burning yule log video has music, making it an easy all-in-one option for background relaxation.
Boston Puppy Yule Log Video
Similar to the looping yule video above, this video features four hours of a sweet Boston terrier puppy in front of a crackling fire.
No music on this one, so you can add your own holiday music, whether your taste runs to classic or metal.
Cat Yule Log Video
Love cats instead of dogs? We’ve got you covered! Watch this furry chonk of a British shorthair lounge the night away on an uber-cozy Pendleton blanket.
This Yule log video loop lasts 4 hours, making it perfect for a quiet evening or holiday party.
You can’t deny this fancy feline is living his best life.
The History of the Yule Log
Why do we enjoy yule log video loops so much? Is it because of the primitive draw fire creates for many of us, or is it simply the tradition of chasing the night away with light?
Once a firmly entrenched Christmas tradition, the Yule log hails from Scandinavia, named after the word people in Northern Europe called the Winter Solstice. Sometimes a root, sometimes an entire tree, the Yule log would burn for 12 hours while families gathered ’round and drank hot drinks and told stories.
Once the 12 hours were up, the remains would be carefully preserved so they could be used to light the next year’s log. (Some even believed it kept the home safe from fire and lightning.)
This tradition, of course, waned as more and more people heated their homes with gas, oil and eventually electricity, making fireplaces more of a novelty rather than an essential item in the home.
How the Video Yule Log Came to Be
The date was Christmas Eve, 1966. WPIX, a New York TV station, had a lack of programming due to the holiday. Fred Thrower, the president of the station, decided that he wanted to provide a kind of on-screen Christmas card for their viewers.
For three hours that night, WPIX broadcast a festive fireplace with a cheerfully burning Yule log. This footage was looped and accompanied by Christmas music for three hours, intended to serve as a cozy holiday backdrop for apartment-dwelling viewers.
The rest, of course, is history. Other stations picked up the concept, with WPIX reshooting the footage in 1970. While it was slowly phased out of syndication, the Yule log loop has found a home on YouTube, with many styles and versions to choose from.
We hope you enjoy our submissions to the proud Yule log video tradition and have a merry holiday, however you choose to celebrate it!
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