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Snowfall Starts On YouTube Video Player and Search Results Pages

Liked Google’s “let it snow” Easter egg, or the Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer version of “Let it Snow” on Windows 8 Developer Preview using IE9 or IE10, now for the holidays greetings, YouTube too has some special snowy effects for you.

YouTube’s player now has a new button for snow, whe the button is clicked the progress bar including the video apne gets snowflake.

Snowflakes on YouTube video pane and progress bar

Also, when you search for for queries like [snow] or [Christmas], the YouTube search results page use a simplified snow animation (see pic below):

Snowfall (snowflakes) on YouTube Search results page

Enjoy the Snow (1963) video:

“Comprising train and track footage quickly shot just before a heavy winter’s snowfall was melting, the award-winning classic that emerged from the cutting-room compresses British Rail’s dedication to blizzard-battling into a thrilling eight-minute montage cut to music. Tough-as-boots workers struggling to keep the line clear are counterpointed with passengers’ buffet-car comforts.

In a mere half-dozen films released between 1959 and 1975, director Geoffrey Jones revealed himself as an outstanding talent, embracing industrial filmmaking as consistent with a personal style, blending movement and sound into a joyous, rhythmic whole. Brilliantly aided by Wolfgang Suschitzky’s shimmering camerawork, the Oscar-nominated ‘Snow’ is Jones’ masterpiece. It’s crisply invigorating enough to induce brief amnesia about our trains’ notorious inability to cope with the white stuff – then and now. (Patrick Russell)”

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