I’m writing this on one of South Texas’s few days of cold, which means I’m writing it in front of a raging fire. I love fireplaces, especially brick ones, and especially stone ones. Maybe one of the reasons I love fantasy so much is because fantasy books feature so many scenes in taverns and inns and castles with massive stone hearths. The fireplace at Bag End sets the scene for Frodo’s quest in Lord of the Rings. My favorite location in all of The Sword of Shanara is the Ohmsford family inn because of its enormous centerpiece fireplace. And the great Calcifer from Howl’s Moving Castle is more or less a living, magical fireplace.
If you’re not lucky enough to have a fireplace at your disposal, or if you’re stuck at the office on a cold day, Friday Morning Videos has you covered. Here’re a full 8 hours of HD fireplace. Stay warm!