Yule Log 2.0 (various artists, 2013-16)
Where most video yule logs are almost static, 2.0 is perfect for parties with much shorter attention spans.
NOTE: This Monday short was originally posted on December 24, 2018. We are re-uploading Peter Hemminger's original Monday Shorts until further notice.
I liked this Monday Short, it's a perfect addition to the backdrop of your Christmas morning instead of the boring regular Yule Log. Happy holidays, we'll be back in office after the holidays on January 17th, so the next Monday short I'll be posting will be for January 23rd.
Have a good'un!
As Yule Log 2.0 points out on their website (Theresa note: this website is no longer online, RIP), the WPIX TV yule log was originally a gift of sorts—a chance for New York residents without fireplaces to have their own sort of Christmas fire, and a way to give station employees some time off without resorting to dead air. There have been plenty of imitations over the years, but none of them quite so oddly ambitious as the Yule Log 2.0 series, which, from 2013-2016, recruited somewhere around 300 artists to do their own short takes on the fireplace theme.
The project is sadly finished now, but not before the folks behind Yule Log 2.0 could compile those efforts into a single, hour-long stream. Where most video yule logs are almost static, 2.0 is perfect for parties with much shorter attention spans. The only consistent element is creativity, and each segment is irreverent in its own unique way. If you're looking for a last-minute backdrop for your festive gathering, you won't do much better than this.
dir. Various directors
Syn: Sad to say that we have discontinued the logs this year, but here are all 200+ log films in one easy to view file. Set it to loop and warm up your holiday party.
Thanks to wondersauce and all 300 or so artists who made this project so special.