Each year, Google becomes festive, and brings out their own version of holiday cheer to searches for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Festivus (It’s not really a real holiday, but it was inspired by the TV show, “Seinfeld”).  Google decorates corresponding search results pages for each holiday term with relevant imagery.

These decorations are now currently on display for holiday searches.  For Hanukkah, which starts December 12, and ends December 20, search results include a banner that displays a Menorah, dreidels and Hanukkah sweets.

The Kwanzaa banner shows of a Kinara candle holder, as well as a selection of fruits and vegetables connected to the week-long celebration from December 26 through January 1, and honors African-American heritage.

Searches relating to Christmas will serve a top-f-page banner of Christmas-related goodies, such as candy canes, a gingerbread house, cookies and milk for Santa and a string of Christmas lights.

We can’t forget Festivus, which is celebrated on December 23.  This day was inspired by a 1997 episode of “Seinfeld,” and was introduced by the character of Frank Costanza.  It entails a day devoted to the airing of grievances.  Google searches for Festivus doesn’t include and banners, but will include the Festivus Pole alongside your search results.

“At the Festivus dinner, you gather your family around, and tell them all the ways they have disappointed you over the past year!”

There seems to be more detail in each banner when compared to last year’s imagery.  The banners don’t show up to just individual holiday search terms.  You can search for “dreidel” and “Santa” and get their corresponding banners.

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