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Google kicks off countdown to Christmas

Each year Google has a series of doodles leading up to Christmas -- this year is no different. Today, the first image in the series was posted.

Each year Google has a series of doodles leading up to Christmas -- this year is no different. Today, the first image in the series was posted. It appears to be an older fellow playing around with some building blocks that make up the Google logo. Any guesses as to what the next four images might be?

Last year, it was a series of seemingly random things done by stick figures that come together to make a festive Google logo. Here is the series of images from last year:

[images from Google]