Christmas Camp: How to Make a Yule Log

The tradition of the Yule Log goes back centuries. Originally, the Yule Log was a very substantial log–sometimes an entire tree–that was brought into the house and burned on Christmas eve. Tradition says that the new Yule Log was lit from the ashes of the previous year’s log, which were saved in the house (Yule Log ashes are said to prevent lightening strikes) for use the following year. Depending on the country, different types of wood was selected: Oak in England, birch in Scotland, Cherry in France. If you’d like to start the Yule Log tradition in your family, this year is the time to do it. Just click the instructions above. And, always be careful, either cutting or lighting the Yule Log. Wear protective clothing and gear, and don’t be in a rush.
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