Holiday Easter Eggs

Google has a tradition of perpetrating fun holiday tricks

Holiday Easter Eggs

Google – Holiday Easter Eggs

An Easter egg is an intentional hidden message or an in-joke inserted into a computer program or web page. Various Google services also hide Easter eggs meant to be amusing entertainment. This holiday seasons, the site was filled with many fun holiday tricks to help people get into the holiday spirit.
 
 

Computer Related Easter Eggs
Easter eggs are messages, videos, graphics, sound effects, or an unusual change in program behavior that sometimes occur in a software program in response to some undocumented set of commands, mouse clicks, keystrokes or other stimuli intended as a joke or to display program credits.
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Here is a complete list of recent Holiday Easter Eggs on Google you may have missed.

Google Do a Barrel Roll Search

Searching for “do a barrel roll” or *”Z or R twice” will rotate the results page a full 360 degrees. This is a reference to the Nintendo video game Star Fox 64.

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Do A Barrel Roll
Google Easter Egg will barrel roll for you if you ask it

Google Let It Snow Search

Searching for “let it snow” simulates snowfall and frost on the search results. After a while, the search screen fogs up and the blue search button changes to Defrost, enabling the user to defrost the page clicking and rubbing it like a window.

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Let It Snow
Google’s festive new Easter egg frosts over your screen

Google Hanukkah Search

Google users who search for ‘Hanukkah’ will get a surprise to mark the Jewish holiday, also known as Festival of Lights.

Searching for “hanukkah” changes the border between the search bar and search results into a row of lights shaped like the Star of David.

Hanukkah Search

Google Santa or Christmas Search

Searching for “Santa Claus” or just simply “Santa”, “Christmas bells” or “Christmas candles” or “Christmas present” or “Christmas lights” or just simply “Christmas” changes the border between the search bar and search results into a row of colorful Christmas lights.

Christmas Search

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Interactive Happy Holidays Google Doodle
Interactive and musical doodle plays jingle bells for Christmas

Google Kwanzaa Search

Searching for “kwanzaa” changes the border between the search bar and search results into a row of Kinara, a candle holder with seven candles that represents the tradition’s roots.

Kwanzaa Search

YouTube Snowflakes

YouTube lets it snow with special holiday snowflake button. When you click it, snowflakes begin to fall from the top of the video.

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YouTube Snowflakes
Watch snowflakes fall and accumulate inside your videos
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