Google’s Festive Happy Holidays Logo For 2012

Google is featuring a Google logo, aka Doodle, for the holiday season this morning. The logo is incredibly happy and festive, with lots of colors and Christmas like characters and activities within the logo that makes up the letters in Google’s name.

The logo can be found worldwide today, December 24th, on Christmas Eve. But when I peek ahead at Google Australia, where it is already Christmas day, I currently do not see a special holiday logo for Christmas. Maybe Google will surprise us?

Like every year, there is some concern that Google doesn’t say “Merry Christmas” as opposed to “Happy Holidays” in the logo or the search result for clicking on the logo.

See also our related story, Where’s Santa Claus? The 2012 Santa Tracker List, From NORAD To Google, From The Web To Apps.

Postscript: Google posted a Google logo for Christmas day on Google Australia after it being absent for several hours:

Other Holiday Google Logos:

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Logos


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  • Bab Guess

    Happy holidays? It’s something you can even say on Sundays and it won’t mean much! Geez, just the word Christmas brings such great feelings to people, get it already…bring back ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS!!’ google or don’t bother doodling at all… (>.<)0

  • Jaime Barreto Jr.

    I second that!!! what is the problem around here anyone can come it to our country and celebrate their holidays openly and we american`s can not say Merry Christmas on Christmas day we are losing our identity.MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!.

  • CainAbel

    Have a blessed Chirstmans
    Feliz Navidad
    Feliz Natal

  • Hayden Burton

    Your ‘loss of identity’ as you refer to it is actually the influence of a religion, of which there are many. They are just affecting you more now because they’re right in front of you and that’s how you decide to perceive the world, which seems simple but hey, we’re from North America and we like it easy -.- Due to this excess of religion there is an excess of holidays–and these ones typically coincide around the same time due to this being around the last solstice of the earth making one complete orbit around the sun– and so they are merely attempting to broaden the range of users with which the can make a connection to, which will most certainly increase ratings. Google is an industry, not a volunteer organization attempting to represent the holiday traditions that were previously the virtual sum of those celebrated in America.

    @ Jaime Barreto Jr.

  • Gentler_Reader

    Are you for real? You can say “Merry Christmas” all you bloody well want. Nobody is trying to stop you. Or you can say “Happy Holidays.” Or you can say “Season’s Greetings.” Or you can say nothing at all. Nobody really cares. Can the xenophobia, don’t worry about what anyone coming into “our country” is doing, and have a Merry Minding-your-own-beeswax Christmas and a Happy Pulling-your-head-out-of -your-backside New Year!

  • Jaime Barreto Jr.

    GIVE ME A BREAK YOU ARE THE ONE THAT IS NOT REAL AT ALL,You belong to a tiny world,there are just a few of you that have no idea whats life is all about get it together ill be praying for you and i forgive your ignorance Merry Christmas specialy for you

  • Sandy Moulder

    Dear Google, Merry Christmas and Our Lord Jesus Christ Bless You and give you Peace.

  • Gentler_Reader

    Oh man. Seek help. You’re farther gone than I realized.

  • Jaime Barreto Jr.

    HA!!HA!!HA OR JO!!JO!!JO!!,Nope i am fine need no help here but you?.Hey you make me laugh and that is not and easy task,cheer up.i am praying for you,So you see the light that is our savior wish for you and your family in the coming year 2013

  • Gentler_Reader

    I need to be prayed for and “see the light that is our savior” because I told you that you’re free to do what you want? What kind of sense does that make? That’s some delusion you’ve got operating there.

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