Dec 14: Fire log Channel

Part of the 2020 good-times advent calendar! If you have ideas, and/or would like to see something fun drawn into the advent calendar, please let me know. Comment below or email/WhatsApp me and let’s have fun this next few weeks.

Gather ’round children! Long ago, before ubiquitous YouTube, Shaw cable had a dedicated channel that looked like a fireplace, complete with crackling ambiance. If you watched long enough, a hand would come in and add a new log, or rustle around a bit with a poker. It was chill background, and since fireplaces are not always available it allowed every apartment/ room to have chill fireplace vibes.

This one was actually Graham’s suggestion. In the Vancouver apartment I used to put a laptop on the Fridge to play ‘firelog’ and Peanuts Christmas album during our annual Solstice party… and also while making Christmas cookies, or getting ready. Firelog channel is very portable and pretty safe, so we’ll definitely be doing some this year. My current favourite is the one with the orange cat, who curls up in front of the fire but also knocks ornaments off the tree and licks his butt.

Not to your taste? They came out with an updated on the following year which also includes a jack russel terrier (and also department store Christmas music).

Still not your vibe? You tube also has a million variations: Nick Offerman sipping whisky by the fire, famous original lo-fi log complete high high-treble string arrangements like it’s a 1940s movie, HD log for 12 straight hours, etc.