Before doing any other dessert for Christmas, the Yule log or well-known as the Bûche de noël is the priority in every household in France. You can find this classic dessert in most of the bakery in France during the month of December with many other varieties as well. But the chestnut Yule log or Bûche de noël aux marrons is the most famous among all. For me it's an exquisite French Christmas dessert that makes the festive ambiance more Noël . Merry Christmas & Joyeux Noël
When the dessert and the wine were arranged, and Mrs. Dashwood and Elinor were left by themselves, they remained long together in a similarity of thoughtfulness and silence. Mrs. Dashwood feared to hazard any remark, and ventured not to offer consolation. She now found that she had erred in relying on Elinor's representation of herself; and justly concluded that every thing had been expressly softened at the time, to spare her from an increase of unhappiness, suffering as she then had suffered for Marianne. She found that she had been misled by the careful, the considerate attention of her daughter, to think the attachment of which once she had so well understood, much slighter in reality than she had been wont to believe, or than it was now proved to be. She feared that under this persuasion she had been unjust, inattentive, nay, almost unkind, to her Elinor; that Marianne's affliction, because more acknowledged, more immediately before her, had too much engrossed her tenderness, and led her away to forget that in Elinor she might have a daughter suffering almost as much, certainly with less self-provocation and greater fortitude.
Sense & Sensibility - Jane Austen ( 1811)