Happy Holidays: Six symbols of Christmas Google-style

Google has Happy Holidays doodle. This doodle celebrates the season with a two-dimensional holiday light display.

Google doodle holiday light display.

Every December Google spreads holiday cheer with a special doodle on their homepage. This year is no different.

Creating a holiday light display, the search engine elves transformed each letter into a symbol of the season, leaving a line trace of the letters in the two-dimensional background.

For two hours in the US on Friday afternoon Google's holiday lights danced on the screen while playing the tune "Jingle bells." Check out the video below. The search engine turned it off and the doodle remained still, until later Friday evening.

To start the jingle click on the buttons below each letter of the Google logo.

Fade to black.

The letter "G" in the word Google is transformed into a lit up snowflake.

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The "O" is sort of a South Park Santa Claus. Or perhaps it's Saint Nicholas, or Father Christmas, or Kris Kringle, depending on where you live in the world.

The second "O" is a bell - spreading good cheer. Or if you're a fan of the 1946 Frank Capra film, "It's a Wonderful Life," it may remind you of the lline: "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings."

The lower "G" is a Snowman. A little reminder to get out the shovel and your snow sculpting skills. 

The candle as the "L"  dances in the dark with the flicker of light. 

Finally, click on the  "E" and it becomes a Christmas present. And Google's Doodle mavens reward you with a quick rendition of "Jingle bells."

Trivia buffs will note that this James Lord Pierpont tune was actually written to commemorate sleigh races around Thanksgiving in Medford, Mass,, before it became co-opted by Christmas carolers.

Wait, there's more.

Enter 'Santa Claus,' 'Christmas bells,' 'Christmas candles,' and 'Christmas present' in the search engine you'll see colorful holiday lights strung from the left side of the screen to the right. Google has a way of hiding "Easter eggs" throughout the internet. Earlier this week they even made it snow.

Happy Holidays to all!

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