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Photo Of Starbucks' New Holiday Season Cups Appears Online

By Collin Gossel

It's mid-October, and you know what that means: it's time for companies to start preparing for Christmas! It seems like it gets earlier each year. Soon we'll be seeing Christmas decorations going on sale at Target come Labor Day. Yuck we say to it! But with this companies are always trying to get a leg up on the holiday season kick off.

One such company, Starbucks Coffee, courts controversy every year  with their Holiday Cups - no matter how "Holiday" themed they turn out to be. Past cups have ranged from plain red, to wintery nature scenes, to open references to Christmas.  People seem to be mixed on them.

This year, well before the big unveiling, a Starbucks employee leaked the holiday cup design on Reddit:

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Source: reddit

In 2015, Starbucks' plain red cup led to a boycott from evangelical Christians who believed the company "hated Jesus." It seems they've taken steps to avoid that scenario by including a whimsical Christmas tree and gifts on this cup. Good luck with that. We're all probably a little tired of hearing about what a coffee cup actually means to people. Especially since half the time we just chuck them in the trash when done.

I mean, certainly someone will be offended by this design...