A Cozy Evening: Sitting By the Fake Fireside

I, along with many of you, have been turning to the small comforts in an effort to try to enjoy this holiday season as it is. I particularly enjoy the idea of a cozy fireplace, and I’ve found that the easiest way to experience it is to pick one of the many videos from YouTube, cast it to the television, and stare at it whilst sipping a comfy cup of hot chocolate. Tending to the fire isn’t required, cleanup is a snap, and the videos don’t dry out the air in my living room.

This year, new holiday yule log videos have emerged featuring the ubiquitous 2020 Dumpster Fire, and while they are appropriate to watch, they also make me grateful that Smell-O-Vision hasn’t become a thing yet. However, many of them are accompanied by upbeat Christmas music, so if you need a laugh, I have a few I can recommend.

If I tried to shoot one of those videos, however, I can almost guarantee it would end up something like this:

My hair seems to be tingling.

As much as I love the real thing, the trajectory of 2020 has taught me that I’d be better off leaving the yule log to someone else if I value my health and safety. Murphy’s Law is, after all, the law of the land these days.

Also–and this is a pretty important point–I don’t have a fireplace, which only adds to the potential hazards.

On that note, I’m going to search for some more soothing fireside videos.

Happy Holidays.

Dumpster Fire GIF