December Global Festivities Are Being Celebrated by Google With a Seasonal Doodle

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Google on Christmas Day continued its series of festive, interactive holiday Doodles with a heartwarming family reunion.

The seasonal Google Doodle series is all about two penguins, a “pair of slippery-footed siblings,” who are “excited to spend time with their warm-weather relatives,” a toucan and a parrot, according to Google. The first installment in the December global festivities series, published Dec. 18, showed the penguins inside their icy igloo, making plans with their tropical relatives and packing their bags for a holiday.

Google Doodle

The Christmas Day update shows the penguins happily running toward their toucan and parrot friends, gifts in hand. In a later frame, “this colorfully feathered family can’t wait to sink their beaks into a delicious feast” as they gather around a tropical holiday table, Google writes. (Don’t worry, there’s no turkey to be found.)

The Doodle’s final panel includes a past photo of the reunited family, as well as a pile of wrapped gifts that hint at the series’ next installments — Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, and finally, Jan. 1, New Year’s Day — that will pick up the penguins’ adventures as they ring in 2018.

Correction: The original version of this story misstated the direction penguins would travel to reach tropical climates. They would likely travel north, not south.

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