Monday, November 9, 2015

That Time of Year Again

As inevitable as the Christmas promotions starting before Halloween, the War On Christmas has begun again.

Some people are angry about Starbucks’ new holiday cups. Really angry.

What is the issue, exactly?

In previous years, Starbucks’ iconic holiday cups, which the chain uses in lieu of white cups in November and December, featured wintry or Christmas-themed designs like snowflakes, ornaments and nature scenes. This year, the cups are more minimalist — a red ombre design that Jeffrey Fields, Starbucks’ vice president of design, said was meant to embrace “the simplicity and the quietness” of the holiday season.

Starbucks Christmas Cups 11-09-15

This is a huge problem for some people, who feel that the plain red cups are oppressing Christians by insulting Christmas.

“This is a denial of historical reality and the great Christian heritage behind the American Dream that has so benefitted Starbucks,” Andrea Williams of the U.K.-based organization Christian Concern told Breitbart. “This also denies the hope of Jesus Christ and His story so powerfully at this time of year.”

Fa la la la la, la la la barf.

If your faith requires that you pay $5 for stinked-up coffee with more ingredients in it than a figgy pudding and poured into a cup that will end up in the trash but only if it has depictions of a fairy tale on it, then your problem isn’t with the people who are selling you that stuff in the first place.

Here’s a news flash:  There is a war on Christmas.  It won.

5 barks and woofs on “That Time of Year Again

  1. What was Christian about the previous design anyway? Nothing that I can see, just generic winter imagery. As a Christian myself, this kind of persecution complex just embarrasses me.

  2. Alan, it isn’t the design, it’s the target. Starbucks already has the reputation of being ‘PC’, so when they (the folks packaging the ‘War on Christmas’) were looking for a thing to start the outrage, the minimalistic cups were their starting point. I’m sure Bill O will be finding other examples for the continued ‘War on Christmas’ and persecution of (small c) christians. You know, the folks who don’t want to house the homeless, feed the poor, etc., but need to shout their outrage from the rooftops (or on Facebook).

  3. Christmas keeps winning in the War on Christmas, if it moves the battlefront any further, it’ll be Labor Day and it can declare total victory.

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