Happy holidays, everyone. While you're here, maybe a little history:
The custom of burning the Yule Log reaches back before medieval times. Originally a Nordic tradition, Yule is the name of the Winter Solstice festivals in Scandinavia and other parts of northern Europe.
The Yule Log was originally an entire tree that was carefully chosen and brought into the house with great ceremony. The largest end of the log would be placed into the fire hearth while the rest of the tree stuck out into the room. The log would be lit from the remains of the previous year's log which had been carefully stored away and slowly fed into the fire through the twelve days of Christmas.