Have You Seen The New Google Doodle?

December 23, 2010 |  by  |  Lifestyle
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Ho ho ho! Merry Google Doodle!

If you’ve been on Google today (and I bet a lot of you were), you’ve no doubt seen that the classic holiday song “Up on the Housetop” was picked a new Google Doodle.

So what were these holiday portraits? Find out… after the jump!

According to Babble.com:

Google chose 17 holiday portraits from across the globe. Each individual scene creates a set together to paint an overall approximation of the logo.

If you scroll your mouse over the “Up on the Housetop” Google Doodle that is taking the web by storm today, you’ll see 17 holiday portraits. Here’s what they are:

1. St. Basil’s Cathedral
2. Acropolis
3. Buche de Noel
4. Pierogi
5. Great Wall of China
6. Mount Fuji
7. Indian dance styles
8. Sahara Desert
9. Chili pepper
10. Oud
11. Sydney Harbour
12. Venice gondolas
13. Nepal
14. Chilean vineyards
15. African kanga
16. Henna lamp
17. Up on the housetop

This ambitious doodle will stay up on their site for 2 1/2 days, and were created by Google’s “chief doodler,” Michael Lopez.

What a fun job that must be!

Lopez told the Wall Street Journal that it took about 250 hours to create the doodles.

In case you’re wondering, Up on the housetop is a Christmas song written by Benjamin Hanby back in 1864!

What a way to keep a tradition going!


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  1. Ye, nice to see holiday pictures from google doodle,
    I was also happy to see Nepal being included, http://bytepress.blogspot.com/2010/12/google-holiday-doodle-and-nepal.html.

    and they have taken 250 hrs to make this doodle.

    thanks to google doodle team

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