What's your take on Starbucks' new cups for the holiday season?

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  1. The Dirt Farmer profile image94
    The Dirt Farmerposted 5 years ago

    What's your take on Starbucks' new cups for the holiday season?

    They're bright red, feature the Starbucks' logo in green and white, and have inflamed some critics in the US and Britain, who are equating the cups with a political correctness that's tantamount to a "war on Christmas."

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    Ummm.... They're red, green and white, right? Seems like a pretty Christmasy color scheme to me. What do they expect, comic book style art of the baby Jesus and the three Wise Men beating Satan over the head with a Christmas tree?
    Geez. I swear some people just aren't happy unless they've got something to complain about...no matter how trivial!
    If they're gonna get angry about something related to Starbucks, how 'bout they get angry about the outrageous prices they charge for such crappy coffee?
    (drops mic)

    1. The Dirt Farmer profile image94
      The Dirt Farmerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It sounds "Christmasy" to me, too, but apparently there's a tempest in a coffee cup brewing out it! lol

  3. fpherj48 profile image61
    fpherj48posted 5 years ago

    Have never been into a Starbucks ever. I am a sane individual who knows that no cup of coffee in the friggan world should cost the price of a half tank of gas.
    I don't care what COLORS their cups are, whether it's the Holidays or it's just an ordinary time of year.
    Any individual who has the TIME and/or the interest or need to muster up enough energy to be "inflamed" over a disposable coffee cup.....for ANY reason under the SUN.....has FAR more issues than we all (cumulatively)
    have time to discuss.  Dear Lord, help these people  GET A LIFE!!

    1. lisavollrath profile image92
      lisavollrathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have been to Starbucks, but it's maybe once a year, with a friend who mainlines coffee. I always get mine free, because I drink decaf, and they never have any made. Also: there's a Starbucks 100 yards from my front door. Never been in it.

    2. fpherj48 profile image61
      fpherj48posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I could hang with your friend.  I too mainline coffee, which is all the MORE reason I stay out of Starbucks!

  4. Aime F profile image80
    Aime Fposted 5 years ago

    I like the cups they usually have with designs on them (usually just ornaments or snowflakes or winter scenes) BUT ultimately I don't really care.  I don't think their previous years' cups were overtly Christmassy either, more geared towards general holiday/winter symbols. I'm not sure why people are offended or think it's to make a statement about Christianity.  Some people just have nothing better to do than get upset about everything they possibly can, I guess.

  5. aliasis profile image84
    aliasisposted 5 years ago

    I literally could not care less about how Starbucks designs its seasonal cups, but the Christian outrage is pretty entertaining. I thought the whole issue was a satire Onion story or something. Maybe Fox News will do another special on the "War on Christmas" lol

  6. lisavollrath profile image92
    lisavollrathposted 5 years ago

    I think they're holiday appropriate cups that hold overpriced coffee, and that there are more important things in the world to think about than whether a paper cup passes some pro-Christmas litmus test.

    How 'bout instead of whining about the cup design, all those protesters take a month's worth of their Starbucks money, and donate it to a local food bank? THAT would be in keeping with the holiday spirit much more than a paper cup design!

    1. fpherj48 profile image61
      fpherj48posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lisa honey....why be so practical & charitable when the big trend is obviously wasting otherwise quality time & energy to locate & highlight utterly stupid things to bitch about?  Snap out of it, girl!

    2. lisavollrath profile image92
      lisavollrathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What was I thinking? Resume your usual daily complaining about nothing...

  7. Chantelle Porter profile image93
    Chantelle Porterposted 5 years ago

    I really don't get the whole controversy either. Apparently "Chistmasy Colors" is not only just not good enough, it's downright offensive. I think they feel it's the secularization of Christmas? I just don't get it.

  8. peeples profile image93
    peeplesposted 5 years ago


    I think my pic pretty much sums it up. The only thing I have to add is the media caused this and idiots followed along. It's a CUP from a place I don't spend my money at. So I really don't get the big deal, if there really is one to begin with.

  9. SpiritusShepherd profile image61
    SpiritusShepherdposted 5 years ago

    Honestly as a Christian, I am ashamed there are some of us who are getting angry over such a stupid matter. It is not as if the decorations on the holiday Starbucks cups ever had anything to do with Jesus. Snowflakes mean winter, not Christmas. America is not a Christian country, it is a country of religious freedom. Of course Starbucks is going to make their cups "politically correct" it would actually be wrong of them to favor one religion over others. As a Christian, I do desire others to come to Christ, but I do not desire to ignore their rights to celebrate a different holiday or decorate their cups how ever they want. I also do not expect a fast-food chain to take a stand for my beliefs.
    I have  written a hub addressing this so-called war against Christianity in America
    http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy … in-America
    I don't really cover the Christmas issue, but I hope it gives other Christians a new perspective.

    1. Michaela Osiecki profile image69
      Michaela Osieckiposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This was a wonderful response.

  10. M. T. Dremer profile image86
    M. T. Dremerposted 5 years ago

    I've seen a few people sharing pictures of the cups on facebook, but I had no idea why. People are mad because they're red? Does that mean they're too Christmasy or not Christmasy enough? That's how ridiculous this war on Christmas is. Nobody knows which side they're on or why. They just know it's time to get mad in December.

    1. fpherj48 profile image61
      fpherj48posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      M.T.........LMAO!    Your answer just cracked me up!


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