Darth Vader Roasting On An Open Fire Is A 'Star Wars' Yule Log

This holiday tradition comes to you from a galaxy far, far away...

Tired of the same old yule log? Have you memorized every pop, crack and sizzle -- and found the exact moment where it loops?

Then you'll appreciate the newest version of the yule log, especially if you're among the 7 billion or so people planning to see the new "Star Wars" film this weekend: Five hours of Darth Vader roasting from "Return of the Jedi."

"Cuddle up with your loved ones and bask in the warming glow of this five hour Darth Vader yule log," wrote YouTuber BenjaminApple, who posted the video. "Perfect for holiday parties."

While others have previously looped the scene of Vader burning for yule logs (including one with a wintry snow effect), this latest version is by far the longest.

For other yule log options, there's also the Nick Offerman Yule Log, the NSFW Yule Log and of course the original WPIX Yule Log, first shown on local television in New York in 1966.

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Grandma got run over by a reindeer? Child's play. Wait until you relate the gripping story of how a reindeer ran into you on the way to this Christmas party. I smell a winning sweater. Wait, I think I'm smelling something stinkier. ($67.95, UglyChristmasSweater.com)
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Chrome Handled Gun Mug
Stupid.com
Here's the deal: This gun-themed coffee mug is not for everyone. But if you give it to someone who doesn't like it, you can tell them, "Hey, it was worth a shot." ($9.99, Stupid.com)
Bigfoot Garden Statue
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Potty Piano
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Alien Socks
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Drinking Game Christmas Sweater
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