Yes, it's obvious they want to avoid a specifically Christmas image
It could be. I didn't see any Hanukkah ones either this year, come to think of it...
I doubt it, why would they do that?
Some Athiest probably complained and Google caved.
Celebrating a federal holiday in their own country should hardly be seen as somehow not trying to connect with a wide audience or somehow an insult to foreigners.
This Google logo is a classic example of illiberalism. Illiberals think diversity and multiculturalism is always a good thing unless it has to do with celebrating America and its traditions. If it's about America then they bend over and grab ankle trying not to offeeeeeeend other people. It's laughable.
Google was founded by Americans, is an American company, and should have no problem celebrating one of the country's federal holidays. I don't expect foreign companies to strip their presence of any references to their nation's customs and traditions; I enjoy the cultural differences as the characteristics that make a nation what it is rather than some generic meaningless blankness.
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I guess these are supposed to be Christmas cards? Eh, not one of my favorite of their logo changes, but, I can't see getting upset about it.
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"Christmas is not Christian, from an evangelical Christian pastor"
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