My reply? Hell yeah, I do!!! :)
I'd say the easiest alternative to the real deal is the "yule log", AKA the fireplace channel on TV during the holidays (which you can actually buy on DVD accompanied by music and soft crackling noises!) A step up might be one of those mini plug-in fireplaces with glowing plastic embers...
Not sold? Yearning for a real mantel where you can display photos or hang stockings? In that case, maybe this next idea will better suit your taste... GET YOURSELF A MANTEL!
Have a great weekend!
P.S. Just a quick note to one of my best friends who will be getting married tomorrow... CONGRATULATIONS Nicole & Michael! Love you guys and can't wait to share in your big day! XOXO