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Best Fireplaces to Watch on YouTube: Taft Museum of Art

As part of their “Home for the Holidays’’ line-up, the Taft Museum of Art launched a livestream of the former home’s historic fireplaces — cozy and flaming — which viewers could access via YouTube (the Taft was once the private residence of notable locals including Nicholas Longworth and Charles Phelps Taft). A riff off of the Netflix virtual fireplace concept, the videos featured the museum’s collection of 200-year-old hearths, complete with the sound of crackling wood, backed by holiday tunes.