The holidays are almost here which, for most people, means one thing, getting together with the family.
But it's not always possible to get everyone together in the same place, this is where technology comes in place. Google+ Hangouts are perfect for the holidays and Google wants you to know that.
To encourage more families to get in touch in any way they can, Google got together with the Wallace and Gromit team and put together the "Hang out with the family" app
which is designed to make it easy to create a custom invitation for anyone you want to join.
You can schedule a hangout at a time everyone will be able to come and then send a special invite to all the guests.
Google has also added some more effects in the aptly titled Holiday Effects app
, complete with Santa hat, reindeer antlers and so on.