Thursday, October 25, 2007

'Tis the Season

A Yule log is a large log which is burned in the hearth as a part of traditional Yule or Christmas celebrations in some cultures. It can be a part of the Winter Solstice festival or the Twelve Days of Christmas, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or Twelfth Night.

The expression "Yule log" has also come to refer to log-shaped Christmas cakes, also known as "chocolate logs" or "Bûche de Noël".

In the U.S., the Yule log has also become a modern tradition in the form of a TV screen in one's home showing video of an actual Yule Log burning in a real fireplace.

In California, the Yule log has also become an annual tradition of a few cobbs getting together during the holiday season to log at northern San Diego surf breaks, eye around, magnify, work out, sleep on a cot in a bunker, get a stiff gin and tonic followed by Italian food leading to extreme relaxation and a sense of well being.