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Google Gets In The Holiday Spirit After All With Hanukkah, Christmas & Kwanzaa Decorations
In the final days of Hanukkah, Google has decorated its search results for the Jewish holiday and added Christmas and Kwanzaa images, as well.
After telling Search Engine Land it wasn’t planning to include holiday images for its Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa search results, Google apparently changed its mind and started to “deck its search halls” this weekend.
Searches for the three major winter holidays — Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa — all return search result pages that include holiday-themed imagery.
Now, on the last day of Hanukkah, searches related to the holiday will return search results with dreidels and a Menorah image:
Christmas-related searches get a similar treatment, with the Christmas tree, a kid on a sled and candy canes.
For Kwanzaa, which runs from December 26 through January 1, Google designed the following imagery with the traditional Kwanzaa food and the “Mishumaa Sabato,” the seven candles representing the seven principles of the holiday:
Last week, when Search Engine Land asked Google if it was planning any of its usual holiday search decorations, we were told there were no plans to “deck the halls” this year.
“No, G is not for Grinch. We might not be decking the halls of our search results pages this year, but we’re still spreading holiday cheer in a few other ways throughout the season.”