“Let It Snow”: Watch Out For Google’s Newest ‘Easter Egg’

With every holiday season, Google has a tradition of altering the Google logo to match the specific holiday. During the Christmas season of 2011, Google released the season’s Easter egg, “let it snow”. This was similar to the barrel roll Easter egg that was added in November the same year. In order to experience the Easter egg fun, you were required to type ‘let it snow’ in the search engine. The results included YouTube links where you would listen to the likes of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble sing the season’s carols.

The beauty of the results was the fact that you would notice snowflakes falling slowly from the screen’s top and these snow flakes collected at the bottom of the browser. After enough snow collected on the screen, you could trace images using the cursor. On the top of the screen, the search button would convert to a defrost button that you could click on to clear the snow.

About Google 

Google Inc was founded by Sergey Brin and Larry page while they were students at Stanford University. Google Inc is an American corporation that is multinational and offers products and services that are internet related. Some of the services you can get from Google include cloud computing, internet search, advertising and software technologies. The company gets a large percentage of its revenue from AdWords. Google offers online productivity software like email, social networking and an office suit. The products from Google also extend to the desktop as it offers web browsing applications as well as applications for editing and organizing photos.

More Easter Eggs From Google

With the do a barrel role, your search page overturned and rotated like a plane when performing a barrel. Google is famous for its holiday surprises, but there are many other features in Google that are presented as hidden Easter eggs. However, most of them are not as hidden as they presume.

In 2011, Google also introduced Hanukkah. All you had to do is type the word Hanukkah for a surprise. In case you are wondering, Hanukkah is a festival of light. It is celebrated as an eight day holiday by the Jews. This holiday commemorates the rededication of Jerusalem’s holy temple. Hanukkah starts on the 25th of Kislev in the Jewish calendar. This date may occur any day between November and December.

Some of the other surprises or Easter eggs Google has offered its users include the reader ninja, askew, wrestling with a crocodile, chat with martin in space, the Google earth flight simulator, and play snake on YouTube.


It is obvious that Google always has the users’ interests at heart as they go out of their way to put a smile upon your face every holiday season. All you have to do is sit and wait to see what they have in store for you this festive season. The holidays are just around the corner. Google Easter eggs make your holidays memorable and fun. Be on the look out for this year’s Easter eggs.       

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