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Starbucks Declared War on Christmas Too?


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(Image is courtesy of starbucks.com)

So, apparently Starbuck's redcups this year are a part of the "War on Christmas". This year, the cups are just red with the Starbuck's logo. In the past, they have had Christmas ornaments, or stars, or some sort of decoration on them. This led to calls for a boycott of Starbuck's, and a particularly hilarious blog post from Breitbart.com that went on about how Starbuck's is "whitewashing" Christmas.

And here I just thought it was a semi-uninspired design for the cup that will hold my beloved caramel brulee latte this year. Little did I know that I would be participating in the war against my favourite holiday.

Edit: this bit of hilarity was just pointed out in one of our threads by @PartriarchydefyinValkariehttp://www.freejinger.org/topic/24670-the-war-on-christmas-has-begun/. Apparently Starbuck's is no longer allowed to say "Merry Christmas" (though I have been wished Merry Christmas by the people at my local store), so the trick is to tell them your name is Merry Christmas to force them to have their cups say that.

God, I love War on Christmas season.

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It's really funny how when these people are offended by something, all hell breaks loose, but when their beliefs aren't embraced in mainstream culture, they go apeshit about how everyone is offended by everything and "political correctness" and Liberals and blah blah.

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choralcrusader8613

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Of all the things for people to complain about, they're complaining that a store they don't have to patronize (it's not like it's the only grocery store in town or something) doesn't directly celebrate a holiday of a religion it was never based on in the first place? Wow.

Also, it's not even Thanksgiving yet. These people have no chill.

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Anny Nym

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Green and red are prime Christmas colours. Green symbolizes hope and life, while red symbolizes love and the colour of the King, Jesus Christus. Snowflakes, sledges, a stylized ornament, .... yeah, not so much.

So, in a way, this plain red cup is the most christian thing Starbucks has ever put up for the jolly season.

 

However, I am afraid if I would tell that to the fine people on breitbart or the guy in the YouTube Video, they would call me out for that pagan catholic heathen I am....:my_angel:

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choralcrusader8613

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Green and red are prime Christmas colours. Green symbolizes hope and life, while red symbolizes love and the colour of the King, Jesus Christus. Snowflakes, sledges, a stylized ornament, .... yeah, not so much.

So, in a way, this plain red cup is the most christian thing Starbucks has ever put up for the jolly season.

 

However, I am afraid if I would tell that to the fine people on breitbart or the guy in the YouTube Video, they would call me out for that pagan catholic heathen I am....:my_angel:

That's the other thing I was thinking: How is a snowflake directly related to Christmas? And more importantly, how does the lack of a snowflake or ornament or literally anything on your coffee cup keep you from worshiping the birth of Jesus? I mean, that's what they're really concerned about, correct? So unless they're bringing coffee into church (which, if I know conservative Christians, I seriously doubt they'd bring that into the sanctuary), it doesn't affect "the reason for the season". And it shouldn't affect them anyway, if they are that strong in the faith.

But why think things out logically when you can just stomp around like Rumplestiltskin and yell about minuscule stuff?

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ClaraOswin

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I didn't even realize they changed their cups around Christmas time. I am not observant, I guess. Probably helps that I rarely buy coffee at Starbucks now. I am excited to have the praline one from last year though. Yum!

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December

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At this point, these people are just looking for any lame excuse to squawk about the "war on Christmas." I don't get how plain red and green is any less seasonal. Do they need little snowflake designs to remind them how speshul the season is, or something? It's not like Starbucks was adorning the cups with crosses and the nativity scene in previous years... 

For what it's worth, I thought the new cups were nicely minimalist while still looking cheerful and Christmas-y.  :occasion-xmas:

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HerNameIsBuffy

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Wars, coffee, and Christmas?  I'm so in!  And I don't have a caramel brulee in front of me right now so clearly I'm being persecuted by someone.  Where is my protest movement?

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Destiny

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Wars, coffee, and Christmas?  I'm so in!  And I don't have a caramel brulee in front of me right now so clearly I'm being persecuted by someone.  Where is my protest movement?

Me either. I've only had one this week too! *sobs quietly in the corner*

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