Take Google with you caroling this holiday season

Google Now Christmas

I feel especially cheery this holiday season, and apparently I’m not alone: Google has been getting in on the holiday action much more so this year than in the past, and here are some of the neat ways you can take advantage of all the holiday goodies that Google has prepared for us:

Ask Google Now, “Let’s go caroling.”

This new command in Google Now will pull up a list of some common Christmas carols, like Jingle Bells, Up On the House Top, Deck the Halls, O Christmas Tree, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Simply select the carol you want to sing, and press the big green play button: you’ll get some background music and the lyrics to help everyone in your group sing along.

Add snow to the pictures you take while caroling.

While you’re out going door to door, you’re sure to take some pictures. If you’ve turned on the auto backup feature in Google+, all you have to do is pull up your pictures in the Photos app. Select the picture to which you want to add snow, shake your phone to add the falling snow, and shake your phone again to save it. Here’s an example – just ignore the fact that it’s snowing under a shelter.

Enjoy the twinkling lights on some of your holiday pictures.

Throughout the holiday season, Google will try identify some of your pictures that need some extra sparkle. This will happen automatically, so no need to change anything yourself. Here’s an example, although it’s obvious here that something things are twinkling that shouldn’t be.

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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.