For those of us who live in homes without fireplaces, the next best thing is to sit around the fire for a long video with a loop on Netflix or YouTube. Fortunately, game developer Supergiant Games has created a yule log all day based on its hit game Hades – which happens to be Polygon’s choice for this year’s 2020 game.
You can enjoy the Supergiants House of Hades yule log – in 4K no less! – directly from YouTube. It offers 12 hours of uninterrupted crackling animated fire complemented by garlands of pomegranates and golden skulls. Ambient sounds from the underworld really help create the mood.
It’s a nice change of pace from the Fireplace for Your Home series available on Netflix – I’m a guy from Birchwood Edition and a nice atmosphere if you play Hades in handheld mode on your switch.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for something hot and Pokémon-infused, there’s also Charmander’s Fireside Slumber. The Pokémon Company released the ASMR video earlier this year so viewers could enjoy the soothing sounds of a bonfire and Charmander’s indelible tail. (Though Charmander’s Fireside Slumber sounds more like a spreading forest fire than a cool fireplace, which I find less relaxing.)