The doodle posted on December 24 featured a one-horse open sleigh dashing through the snow. Google has been wishing its users with a pre-Christmas doodle for over ten years now.
The new Happy Holidays doodle features a brightly-lit busy street with an Xmas tree across the street and the letters of Google written underneath.
In 2012 Happy Holidays doodle on the Google homepage had a parade of toys, some of whom were playing different musical instruments.
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, symbolising the night sky.
The Google logo appeared as a faint outline behind the holiday icons.
In 2010, Google had put up a doodle of interactive portraits of holiday scenes from around the world. Before 2010, Google used multiple doodles for the holiday season.