I've tried using that nifty loglive for Git that everyone is talking about.
For some reason it flickered on every refresh on my Ubuntu machine. So I've rewritten some of it.
#!/bin/bash watch --color "git --no-pager log --graph --pretty=format:'%Cred%h%Creset -%C(yellow)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%ci) %C(bold blue)<%an>%Creset' --abbrev-commit --date=relative --all -20"
It's also on gist: https://gist.github.com/3879242