Starbucks and the War on Christmas

The Pumpkin Spice Latte of Starbucks is going by the wayside now, and it’s time to usher in the Peppermint Mocha. These are both holiday season favorites, but the Peppermint Mocha and all other holiday drinks have more to be worried about.


This year, there was some discussion about Pumpkin Spice Lattes because an issue of race. White, privileged girls seem to be those who like them best, and could that be saying something about the flavor and the drink? But now, there’s an even bigger controversy about the cups for the holiday season at Starbucks. This is not uncommon.


It’s the Starbucks cups that we’re talking about and what they mean. Later in November, we’ll be seeing these cups come out. Generally speaking, the holiday cups for Starbucks have been red, and each year, we see a new and different design than ever before.


We’ve been seeing some Tweets and Instagram posts of people putting up images of the new cups. Is this the design that we’ll be seeing all holiday season from Starbucks? The Starbucks company has not formally replied this inquiry, but it’s safe to say that this is a contender.


Before we even get into what this year’s design will be, we have to talk about last year’s design. It was a cranberry colored cup with no design. A lot of people were mad about this, and they claimed that it was abandoning Christmas. The argument came from the Christian Right. This year, will they be mad again? We’ll have to see.


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