Starbucks' holiday cups have returned. Here's how they compare to the coffee giant's red cups of years past. https://t.co/H9a04DSJxq
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) November 2, 2018
Starbucks unwrapped this year’s holiday cup design Thursday: four different patterns, styled in red, white and Starbucks’ signature green (which are, coincidentally, Christmas colors — although Kwanzaa shares red and green, as well as black). The different cups showcase either swirling candy cane stripes, or green polka dots, as well as the terms “Merry Coffee” and “Starbucks” printed all over them.
And, as has become holiday tradition in recent years, some sippers accused the chain of being part of the so-called “War on Christmas.” One customer tweeted a photo of the green “Merry Coffee” cup with, “They do anything to avoid saying the name ‘Christ’… Very ugly design too.”
Is merry coffee a war on Christmas? pic.twitter.com/XKazbF7Y8B
— HayleyBecker (@HaylBecks) November 7, 2019
Good to see the war on Christmas is going well, these cups are ugly pic.twitter.com/4Z5diiwh4C
— Ellen But Make It Spooky (@_ellenisdead) November 7, 2019
holiday release at starbucks is going to be the worst day of my life watching boomers lose their minds over shitty plastic red cups
— kat (@NEXTLEVELORDE) November 5, 2019
Let the 2019 war on Christmas begin.