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A Holiday Tradition from Me to You: Ye Olde Sizzling Bacon Yule Log

How many of you remember The Yule Log Show on television?

To those unfamiliar with it, the Yule Log Show was a program traditionally aired on American network television on Christmas Day from about 9am to 2pm. It was perfectly timed to coincide with sitting around the tree and opening presents. The entire show consisted of a Yule log burning in a fireplace. No dialogue. Just Christmas music and the pleasant crackle and pop of a toasty fire in someone else’s fireplace

Initially conceived as a way for fireplace-less New Yorkers to at least enjoy the visual delights of a roaring fire, the Yule Log Show was a tradition in my house growing up.

So imagine how delighted I was to see the folks at Applegate Farms improve on the original 🙂

Dear Friends, it doesn’t matter if you are bereft of a fireplace this year or if you have one. I invite you all to set your computer or laptop somewhere everyone can see it and open your presents while bacon sizzles the the background.

The video is a glorious 31-minutes long and can be set on repeat.

Happy Holidays to you all from NYC!


  1. brie

    This is fantastic! Because I am so old 🙂 I do indeed remember watching the Yule log in my parents apartment in the city!
    Happy Holidays, Daisy!

  2. brie

    forgot to say that I love applegate farms (buy their sunday bacon and cold cuts from my healthfood market all the time!

    • Me too. Those are good pigs for good eatin’ 🙂

      Thanks for the lovely comments! I hope that you have a lot of wonderful food tomorrow. And I hope that you get a nice little bottle of something beautiful under the tree 🙂

      • brie

        I will (but only because I bought it for myself 🙂 Ineke’s Evening Edged in Gold!)
        Hope Santa is good to you too…lots of food and great perfume 🙂 !!

        • Good for you! I bet you smell wonderful today!

          My flight home got canceled because of the weather 😦 Fingers crossed that I make it onboard tomorrow morning!

  3. Oh soooo perfect! Chestnuts roasting on an open fire and bacon in the fireplace. Now THAT’S what I call Christmas. 🙂 Happy holidays my bacon loving friend! Safe travels.

  4. This should carry us over until Steve starts frying up his guanciale for tomorrow’s pasta carbonara. Hope you have a lovely holiday, Daisy!

    • Fried guanciale?!

      Blink. Blink. Blink.

      Suddenly, I am hungry again 🙂

      I hope that you are having a wonderful holiday too! Big hugs to you both!

    • Isn’t it? I liked it too!

      I was actually thinking of you the other day because my cousin was telling me about the month he spent putting up his boss’s Christmas lights. One whole month!

      Here is a video. It’s the house on Daybreak Drive. Insanity! They even had a radio station you could tune into to hear the soundtrack!

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