Google Doodle marks December global festivities with animated images

Google Doodle for today shows penguins packaging bags to meet their parrot friends. It also brings back nostalgia in the form of telephone and post cards.

  • Published: December 18, 2017 9:30 AM IST
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Christmas is just a week away and Google is beginning its countdown with a series of festive doodles. Google is marking the Christmas period with December global festivities doodle, a series of festive doodles that will be on its homepage starting Monday, December 18.

The interactive and animated images for the day feature penguins and parrots preparing for the festive season. The series of cartoon sketches show penguins packing their suitcases to see their parrot friends. It also includes a series of boxes marked 18, 25, 31 and 1, highlighting the key dates when the follow-up Doodles will appear on Google’s homepage. The dates mark the Christmas holiday season with December 18 being the first day.

The penguins and parrots are also shown exchanging phone calls in one of the slides while another slide shows them reading mails and opening giant suitcases to explore their gifts. Google is definitely bringing back some nostalgia by telephone and post card messages. These doodles succinctly express the mood that goes with the Christmas holiday season.

“The festive season is here and this pair of slippery-footed siblings are excited to spend time with their warm-weather relatives,” Google describes the doodles on its blog. “Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks to see what kind of fun this feathery family has in store.”

The reach of these doodles is seen across North and South America, the UK, Australia, certain parts of Asia and Africa. Google Doodle first arrived as a stick figure behind the second ‘O’ of Google in 1988. Since then, the company has decorated its logo to mark important cultural events and festivities with Doodles. Google Doodles recently commemorated German scientists Robert Koch and Max Born and even celebrated 50 years of kids coding.

  • Published Date: December 18, 2017 9:30 AM IST