The War on Christmas Coffee Cups

The War on Christmas Coffee Cups

For many Americans sipping coffee is a sacrament, so that may be why the new Starbucks Christmas cups stirred up such a heated controversy. The cups are red for the holidays, but with a clean design devoid of tree ornaments or snowmen. What, no snowflakes? Another assault in the War Against Christmas!


“Christians should thank Starbucks, because snowflakes are pagan

,” Alexandra Petri, Washington Post

“Starbucks’s red cup controversy, explained,” Alex Abad-Santos, Vox

“How dare you take the ‘Christ’ out of Starbucks!” Alexandra Petri, Washington Post

“There’s nothing Christian about fretting over Starbucks cups,” Meredith Bennett-Smith, Quartz

“Evangelical activist focuses on lack of Christmas on new Starbucks cups,” Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact

“Dunkin’ Donuts unveils holiday cup amid Starbucks drama,” Mary Bowerman, USA Today

“The real loser in the Holiday Wars is not Christmas at Starbucks,” Alexandra Petri, Washington Post

“The War on Christmas is back! Here’s why this sorry spectacle never goes away.” Paul Waldman, The Week


“Want to start your own absurd Starbucks controversy? Use these stickers.” Javier Zarracina and Alvin Chang, Vox

“Secular Holiday Greetings from Starbucks,” Lucas Kavner, The New Yorker


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Image (“The War on Christmas Coffee Cups, after Juan Juanes “) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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