'Tis The Season For An Animated Google Doodle

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Google is showing a doodle on its homepage today, honoring the holiday spirit, showing a reindeer pulling some children in a sleigh. They didn't get too creative with the Google letters this time, instead opting for a simple red banner with the word Google at the top. It's animated:

When you click the Doodle, it takes you to search results for "'Tis the season!" According to the first result, which is from Wikipedia, '​Tis the Season may refer to the lyrics from the carol "Deck the Halls" or '​Tis the Season, a Vince Gill and Olivia Newton-John album. I like to think Google is honoring the latter.

Speaking of Google and lyrics, did you know that Google is now showing song lyrics directly on search results pages, and linking them to Google Play, where you can buy the song you're searching for? It's probably not the Christmas present owners of lyrics sites were hoping to get this year. Google isn't doing this for Deck the Halls lyrics at least.

Today's doodle is the first in a series of holiday doodles this week. Here's what tomorrows will look like:

Images via Google

Chris Crum
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