Holiday ornaments decorate Google search results

With icons such as candy canes and dreidels, Internet giant injects holiday-theme icon frivolity into its search results for Christmas, Hanukkah, and, yes, Festivus.

A search for 'Christmas' shows this holiday-theme ad divider.
A search for 'Christmas' shows this holiday-theme ad divider. Google

While some are decorating Christmas trees, Google has ornamented its search results with holiday-theme graphics.

Google spruced up a search for "Christmas tree" with a column of holly leaves to separate the search results on the left with the search ads on the right. A search for "Christmas" gets candy canes, and Santa gets the holly treatment.

Christmas might be the largest-scale trigger for the seasonal economic frenzy, but other holidays get fancy dividers, too, including candles for Kwanzaa, and dreidels and menorahs for Hanukkah.

And, in what's probably inappropriate to call an Easter egg, Google also added a Festivus pole for fans of the TV show Seinfeld.

It's not the first time Google has noted occasions by changing the advertising divider. On Gay Pride Day in 2008, the company added a rainbow divider.

Dreidels show on a search for the Jewish tops.
Dreidels show on a search for the Jewish tops. Google

George Costanza would be proud of the Festivus pole that shows on a Google search for 'Festivus.'
George Costanza would be proud of the Festivus pole that shows on a Google search for 'Festivus.' Google

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Stephen Shankland has been a reporter at CNET since 1998 and covers browsers, Web development, digital photography and new technology. In the past he has been CNET's beat reporter for Google, Yahoo, Linux, open-source software, servers and supercomputers. He has a soft spot in his heart for standards groups and I/O interfaces.

 

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