How are we going to make it through the holidays without a WAR ON CHRISTMAS?
If past holiday offerings from Seattle-based coffee giant Starbucks had you seeing red over the color of cups and their missing salutations and symbols, you’re going to have to draw your angry inspiration elsewhere this joyous season.
And you might as well start by drawing on the new Starbucks holiday cup, a mostly colorless vessel that invites customers to fill in the blanks themselves.
There are presents, trees, birds, hearts and stars, and there are some splashes of red and green to get you started, including two small red cups, perhaps to remind people like President Trump of the ridiculous talk of a boycott over cup design in 2015.
“Did you read about Starbucks? No more Merry Christmas on Starbucks,” Trump told an Illinois crowd two years ago. “Maybe we should boycott Starbucks. I don’t know. Seriously, I don’t care.”
We’ll buy him an eggnog latte if he manages to “not care” this year.
The Starbucks holiday theme for 2017 is called “Give Good,” and is designed to encourage people to just be nice.
“Giving good can be as small as someone opening the door for you, or recognizing the people that enrich your life — your child’s teacher, a caregiver, a family friend,” said Leanne Fremar, executive creative director for Starbucks, in a news release. “The holidays are a time to celebrate all the good we give to each other and our community.”