Making a nice fire at home and sitting around it wrapping presents during the holiday season probably isn't as common as it used to be in Philadelphia — unless you're planning on burning your Doug Pederson throwback jersey this month, I'd guess.
Instead of a real fire, many people find a nice Yule Log video on YouTube or Xfinity and watch it on their television to get into the holiday spirit with a nice cup of eggnog.
A fake fire is nice and all but how about fake fire with the Phillie Phanatic doing Phanatic-like things? Thanks to the Phillies' official YouTube channel, you can treat yourself to almost four hours of the Phanatic doing just that.
You can virtually hang with the Phanatic as he enjoys a good book in his rocking chair, plays with a very good dog who comes to visit and has an adorable chew toy, meets some ball girls, attempts to hang some Christmas lights, and finally has some very special guests come join him.
It's the perfect television viewing this time of year because you definitely don't want to spend four hours watching an Eagles game. The Phanatic Yule Log is the relaxing choice.
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Sure, you'll see a few Phillie Phanatics and Grittys while you're out trick-or-treating in the Philadelphia area this year. Maybe even a Bryce Harper or a Joel Embiid or two. But how many Phillie Phanatic-belly-button-Tattoo Guys are you going to see? Maybe only one.
Enter Kati Sullivan of Havertown and her son Owen who came up with a truly original Philly sports-themed costume for the ages.
We reached out to Kati who informed us that the costume was Owen's idea. Mom worked as the Project Manager and dad and the family's friend Ginny did the artwork. Owen is a fifth grader who recently went to his first Sixers game on opening night against the Celtics and mom is taking him to his first Eagles game on Sunday. Heck of a week for that little dude.
Plus, he got to meet Dunphy himself when the amazing pair met today for a segment on FOX29 and Dunph was tickled pink.
Today I met one of my new best friends. His names Owen. And his costumes better than yours.