You may have heard that the Force will be awakening on December 18. To provide an outlet for our excitement, we’ve assembled another Vulture Advent Calendar — in this case, 25 Star Wars–themed stories, one per day until Christmas. None of them will involve midi-chlorians.
Do you spend the holidays scrolling through YouTube, searching for the right fireplace video to give your tiny little apartment the illusion of warmth and good holiday cheer? Well, you’re in luck, because YouTube user Benjamin Apple just uploaded what may be the best fireplace video in the history of fireplace videos: A five-hour loop of Darth Vader’s funeral pyre from Return of the Jedi. Put this on your flat screen, exult in the majesty, and see how long it takes before someone realizes what’s cooking.