Celebrate the Holidays with The Yule Logs as they Tour Northern California this Fall
The Yule Logs
Two years ago, my 2011 holiday mix, Gee Whiz, It's Christmas (Again!),featured a terrific version of the holiday classic "Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah," by a band called The Yule Logs from Chico, California. Billed as "the hardest working band in snow business," The Yule Logs keep a low profile for most of the year only to emerge each November for six or seven weeks of live gigs and making spirits bright. Formed nine years ago, they've been remarkably prolific recently, releasing one new album a year since 2009. What's more, these aren't thrown-together albums of holiday retreads, but rather well-crafted collections of original holiday material— a pretty unusual feat! Now, I haven't seen any announcement about a new release for 2013, but the band does have a number of live shows planned between now and Christmas in Chico, San Francisco, Sacramento and environs. If you live in Northern California, you may want to check out their list of upcoming gigsand make plans to see this most festive band this holiday season.