I just discovered the Halloween version of those holiday yule log videos!
Cozy Cottage is one of many YouTube channels that offer Halloween themed ambiance videos. As you can see from the photo above, this does a great job of turning my living room centerpiece (the TV) into an effective Halloween background ambiance machine – lightly spooky music included.
For something with general background music (mostly elevator style Jazz and the ambiance instrumentals generally played at local coffee shops) then check out Coffee Shop Ambiance, which has a long list of coffee shop inspired backgrounds for every season of the year, including a Halloween themed shop filled with jack-o-lanterns (above).
Over at Martia’s Muses, there’s a lovely ‘green witches’ house‘ (See above). I’m not sure why it’s called a ‘witches’ house. It’s just an old-fashioned kitchen filled with pumpkins, apples, and other cooking supplies – not even jack-o-lanterns. This image is accompanied by outdoor rain (or is it a fireplace?) and forest sounds mixed with a little music. Once again, the channel has a long list of seasons and scenery to choose from.
Side note: I love this fireplace image. However, I grew up with a fireplace that my family used very regularly, so I have to be careful to refrain from thinking about what I’m looking at. Anyone experienced with fire will immediately note that everything about this image just screams FLAMMABLE and fire OUTSIDE the fireplace and DANGER! In the real world, I would never allow this to happen. Yet, it’s very pretty and cozy and seasonal and not real; so, I will use it until the thinking part of my brain can stand it no longer.
After looking through all of those channels, YouTube starts generating suggestions for similar channels with the same service – background music/sounds with holiday and seasonal scenery. I honestly did not know there were so many! It makes sense that this niche exists, it’s just not something I ever went looking for on YouTube before.
Personally, I tend to you the regular streaming services, like Netflix, for a yule log video during the holidays. If you’d rather use Netflix, then I recommend the Witcher fireplace. It’s not specifically designed for Halloween, but it works.