December 24, Christmas Eve, marks the beginning of the holiday season in many countries of the world and Google is wishing its users "Happy Holidays" with a colorful doodle.
The 2012 Happy Holidays doodle on the Google homepage features a parade of toys, some of whom are playing different musical instruments.
The grand master leading the parade is welcoming the festive season. The letters of the word Google are seen in the backdrop.
Google has been wishing its users with a pre-Christmas doodle for over 10 years now. In 2011, Google happy holidays doodle was made up of lit up holiday symbols - snowflake, Santa Claus, bell, snowman, candle and a gift box - on a dark background, symbolizing the night sky.
In 2010, Google has put up a doodle of interactive portraits of holiday scenes from around the world. Prior to 2010, Google used multiple doodles for the holiday season.
Below is a list of all the happy holidays Google doodles that have been posted since 1999. Have a look at the gallery.