Paging Trump: Starbucks Issues Holiday Cup

Mashable reports:

Starbucks’ years-long war on Christmas is over. The coffee giant wasted no time getting into the Christmas spirit this year, releasing its new holiday-themed cups and holiday beverages on Wednesday. Goodbye, Halloween. Forget Thanksgiving. It’s Christmas time at Starbucks.

The new line of festive liquid holders celebrates the 20th anniversary of the holiday cup, and while the company has broken away from Christmas-y themed cups in the past, the 2017 cups feature a Christmas tree, doves, ornaments, presents, and holiday cards. Is that Christmas-y enough for you, President Trump?

More from USA Today:

“This year’s cup is intentionally designed to encourage our customers to add their own color and illustrations,” said Leanne Fremar, executive creative director for Starbucks, in a statement. “We love the idea of everyone making this year’s cup their own.”

The Seattle-based chain described the design as “a pair of hands holding red cups of coffee, an ode to cups of years past, connected with swirling ribbons with lively holiday scenes and splashes of red and green.”

Jordan Kay, the designer, said: “I liked the idea of hands as the centering point, a symbol of connection, love and giving joy.” The cup’s sleeve — for hot beverages — features the invitation to “Give Good,” the theme for this year’s holiday cup.

  • Leo
    • SilasMarner

      LOL!!!

    • Paula

      COVFEFE!

    • Uncle Mark

      Now with MORE semen !!

      • ted-

        Hopefully, from hot guys. 🙂

    • JW Swift

      Ah, but will the employees be saying “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”?

      • Joseph Miceli

        Remember: All Holidays matter!

    • Dazzer

      The sauce on that ice cream is suspiciously brown. You have a problem with WHITE chocolate?

  • every year this controversy seems vapid and contrived…this year is no different.

    • Tawreos

      But how else are christians like Joshy Fuckstain supposed to get their donations up to buy their kids Christmas presents?

  • Tawreos

    Cue the christian cries of persecution because it does not have baby Jesus in his manger and that they are being mocked because it emphasizes good and not god.

  • SilasMarner

    I don’t really care as I don’t do Starbucks. Too expensive.

    • Sashineb

      Same here. Plus, I like coffee to taste like coffee, not like something from Dairy Queen.

      • Gustav2

        Starburns.

        • Sashineb

          Staryucks.

      • Joseph Miceli

        I love Starbucks. I like Facebook too.
        (gasp)
        “Burn him! Burn him! The Infidel must die!!!!”

      • jerry

        If I ever have to do Starbucks, it takes forever in line to order my plain, large black coffee.

  • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN

    I dont see a crucifix on that cup. The christians are going to double boycott a company they never go to, again.

    • lymis

      While ignoring the irony of a crucifix at Christmas.

      • Bluto

        You don’t think a medieval torture device is a perfect symbol of holiday cheer? Commie.

        • clay
          • Gerry Fisher

            Ugh! Is this featured in this season’s American Horror Story?!

          • Joseph Miceli

            THAT, Sir, is every gay man’s decorating nightmare, shipped directly from the year 1965. Blech!

          • Bad Tom

            All those toys look huddled in dismay.

          • clay

            all? Three of the four seem like they’re trying to avoid seeing it. The photo emphasizes the shadows more than the lights. The brown skirt and rug doesn’t help, and where are the gifts?

          • Bad Tom

            Diane Arbus always did found scenes. If I had come upon this tree someplace, I would have shot it just like this.

            The horror of Arbus’ photos is that they are all completely authentic and unaffected. There is no irony; only an unsparing, sharp, and above all bleak, eye.

            Anytime I see one of her photographs, I want to burst into tears.

            She was brilliant.

          • Dagoril

            Needs more crosses. Not Jeebus-ey enough.

    • djcoastermark

      Yeah, I never did get dead jesus decorations on the supposed birthing day. Always found it odd.

      • Evangelicals can never step away from the crucifixion/resurrection story. That’s why their favorite Christmas song is “Mary Did You Know.” (My most hated Christmas song, fyi.)

        • djcoastermark

          Yeech. Never heard that song before and had to look it up. ( I grew up in a happy jovial loud boisterous and well , pretty much boozy large ethnic family.) Good grief, what a morbid foreboding song. Explains why the evy’s never smile.

          • PickyPecker

            Look up ‘The Christmas Shoes.’ Warning: may induce vomiting.

          • Anastasia Beaverhousen

            So that you may vomit and take off those Halloween Candy pounds….
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpkI7GW2V34

          • David Walker

            You’re so good to us and we’re so undeserving.

          • Anastasia Beaverhousen

            That’s what makes me so nice, honey.

          • PickyPecker
          • jerry

            No, that guy in the suit, hovering over the child the entire time, isn’t at all pervy.

          • Anastasia Beaverhousen

            Uncredited Kevin Spacey cameo.

          • Joseph Miceli

            Motherfucker chipped in for a pair of shoes so now he can pat himself on the back and say he’s solved poverty so he can forget about it the rest of the year. Must be a Republican.

    • Tawreos

      Nothing like taunting someone with their death on their birthday

    • greenmanTN
  • Bluto
    • djcoastermark

      That is great ! want for front lawn !

      • Bluto

        Me too. Can you imagine the howls from the neigborhhood, lmao.

    • crewman

      If there can only be one I vote for Annual Gift Man. He at least brought me joy and gifts. The other brought me shame, confusion, and self-hate.

      • Tawreos

        I vote for Tony, he brings orgasms

        • clay

          Tony? the Tiger?

          • MusicBear88

            He’s not GRRRREAT for nothing…

          • Tawreos

            I never bother to get a last name, but he doesn’t have stripes so probably not.

      • cleos_mom

        They can say what they want; the worst thing Santa would ever do to you is not bring you any presents. And even that might change next year if you clean up your act.

        • Ginger Snap

          Unless you are poor then it’s year after year of nothing.

          • cleos_mom

            Which would make that particular aspect of the Santa Claus game even more difficult for many parents. Even if they don’t tell the kids that part of it, it even surfaces in a Christmas song.

    • shellback

      Thanks! You’ve given me the inspiration for my holiday greeting cards.

    • Gerry Fisher

      THAT is funny. (And I’m a twisted man.)

  • Sashineb
    • netxtown

      Is this a joke?
      Why is he holding a yoke?
      Everybody knows donnie always retains
      with but the finest of ankle chains…

    • Uncle Mark

      Yet the snow around him is stained in Russian hooker-pee yellow

  • skyweaver

    Not enough Jesus

  • PhallicMetaphor

    I look forward to listening to christians eat themselves over how offended they are.

    • Uncle Mark

      And here I thought it was only Steven Bannon, who was capable of eating himself

      • Paula

        Well, there was all those rumors about Marilyn Manson.

  • Blake Mason

    Yes… but is the semen extra foamy for the holidays?

    • Tawreos

      I am more worried about how fresh it is. It would be nice if they had a selection of gentlemen so that I could add it myself.

    • netxtown

      not unless the Navy happens to be in port….

  • lymis

    Still has the Goddess of Coffee on it, not the baby Jesus. They’ll find something to be pissed off about.

  • PickyPecker
    • Uncle Mark

      Well, technically coffee is the drink of the “Evil Turk,” so why should Jesus be all over the cup. Although, one could technically point out that Pope Clement blessed coffee to “deny the devil his drink,” but y’all know how those Evangelicals feel about those popes.

  • TexasBoy

    But…but….does it actually say “Merry Christmas” for the Christofascists? WAR ON CHRISTMAS!! TO ARMS, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS, TO ARMS!! Christ hates it when you drink a sugary hot beverage from a generic cup.

  • bkmn

    O/T – since Trump is sabotaging the ACA we need to spread this around. Steal/share liberally (literally)…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/39117d7725f0253514213344eb6e8466252c6aa4423cbdd50145c657c08a93c2.jpg

    • RobynWatts

      Swiped, thanks!

  • Gigi

    “White Christmas: Starbucks offers a mostly blank cup for customers to color as they wish.” Mostly white? I’m seeing a lot of red…mostly in the eyes of the Talibangelists when they catch wind of the new cup design. #PERSECUTION

    • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

      Where’s the blue? The color of Hanukah and Democrats… Why does Starbucks hate Barbra Streisand?

  • Stogiebear

    Those are teh gheys holding hands at the top. Tell everyone you know.

    • Paula

      Look closely at the hands. One of them is Waldo! I finally found that sneaky shit and he is Gay too. Double win!!!!

  • PickyPecker
    • netxtown

      yabba-dabba- DO!!!

    • Mark McGovern

      Hilarious!

      • MusicBear88

        I used to sing with somebody who claimed that he must have been the only person ever to masturbate to a bible verse. It was that one.

        • FancyThat

          Church choir, amirite?

    • Uncle Mark

      Bible Imbibements. Nothing like bringing Old Testament horrors for the holidays

    • Hue-Man

      Is KJV a mistranslation or was she lusting after someone else’s lovers?
      “For she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.”

    • BockMcMillan

      Now, now, dear Dr Pecker, stop emphasizing your own physical characteristics. A person can be quite charming and pleasing even if he isn’t hung like you or emits the same copious amounts of the “love-juice” – at least that’s what I am told…

    • Nowhereman

      Well, they did say they wanted buybull quotes…

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    “It’s Christmas, for goodness sake! Think about the baby Jesus… up in that tower, letting his hair down… so that the Three Wise Men can climb up and spin the dreidel and see if there’s six more weeks of winter.”

    • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

      *puts down drink, gives polite golf clap*

      • Lizard

        *doesn’t quite make it in time, spits coffee over poor unsuspecting keyboard*

    • David Walker

      Wonderful! And so is the new beehive. The white streaks set it off beautifully.

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        Oh, honey, I have to change it… that hairdo like Halloween, comes once a year.

        • PickyPecker

          Hopefully those sticky Bit-O-Honeys from last night come out with a good combing.

    • Chip Erwin

      Baby jesus?the fake one born of a virgin on dec 25th like other pagan gods or the real jesus who was born in the summer?

  • JustDucky

    “Is that Christmas-y enough for you, President Trump?”

    Nope. Too much cheer, not enough hate. The Micturition Candidate prefers these:

    https://cdn.newsday.com/polopoly_fs/1.11121812.1447453461!/httpImage/image.jpg

    • Tawreos

      They forgot “Here comes tax cuts, here comes tax cuts right down tax cut lane”

      • JustDucky

        And “I’m Dreaming of a Reich Christmas.”

    • bkmn

      Except he isn’t deporting people, he is locking them up in private prisons and we are paying for it.

      • clay

        We are paying Jeffy Secessions for it.
        Another Cabinet member who refused to divest in relevant areas.

        • The_Wretched

          That’s a mostly false on snopes, though I wouldn’t put it past him.

  • PickyPecker
  • Javier Smith

    The war on Christmas just seems to come earlier and earlier every year…

    • Rex

      I’m tired of all the warring.

      • Uncle Mark

        I’m tired of having to set up the barbed wire and machine gun nests, so soon after pulling up the flowerbeds.

        • Lizard

          Do what I do and never take them down. Cover them up with tasteful flowers or bushes from January to September-ish.

    • clay

      Whereas I come later and later every year.

      • David Walker

        That’s why god gave us those little blue pills that your insurance company pays for.

        • clay

          1) that’s not the problem.
          2) my medical insurance company doesn’t pay for them when that’s not the problem.

          But thank you for your interest in helping.

          • David Walker

            What can I say? I’m a giver.

      • Javier Smith

        Keep it classy, San Diego!

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        Whereas every guy in New York knows, I come first.

    • jerry

      Yes, and Christmas is winning…first it took over Thanksgiving, now it’s swallowed up Halloween. Labor Day, you’re next!

  • Rick

    Always great to see people appalled by what’s not on a disposable cup, as opposed to simply being appalled at the fact that there’s such a thing as a disposable cup, times a jillion.

  • PickyPecker
    • Silver Badger

      What a great idea! Why doesn’t everyone do this?

    • Gerry Fisher

      Awwww, yeah! 🙂

  • Hank

    Frankly, I could NOT care less, what Starbucks puts its coffee into…. even if I DID have coffee there!!!

    • iambu

      It’s what’s on the inside that counts! And what’s inside those cups still tastes like the crumblies you scrape off burnt toast…

    • boobert

      I’ve never been a coffee drinker, but I like starbucks. lol

  • netxtown

    there is a part of me that hopes their design is all about pissing off xtians. It is the reason for the season!

  • another_steve

    The world burns and we’re discussing Starbucks’ Christmas cup.

    I’m leavin’ this fuckin’ planet…

    • Tawreos

      If you leave, you might miss your shot at Jared.

    • edrex

      have a peppermint latte instead.

    • Bobby P

      Your comment made me immediately think of that song from the Hicthhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy where the dolphins sing So Long & Thanks For All The Fish.

      Heh, heh.

      • another_steve

        The world needs more Vogon poetry.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8JJH7ZL_Fk

        • Uncle Mark

          Sounds like a Trump tweet, as read by Steven Mnuchin

        • skyweaver

          Best book series ever!

          • another_steve

            The BBC’s 1981 TV adaptation (from whence the clip I posted comes) is absolutely brilliant.

            Anyone reading here who hasn’t seen it – by all means, do so.

          • skyweaver

            I will! I was disappointed in the movie a few years ago. I don’t think it films easily in 2 hours, too many rich or sublime concepts in the book

    • Ernest Endevor

      First things first.

    • shellback

      Such a zetz I’ll give you if you try to leave.

    • Gerry Fisher

      Steve, my friend, I think you need a hug, sir!

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element
    • clay

      So polite. I prefer a more brutal approach, particularly this close to Halloween. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2cca11628724ab048bd6592e0d6fb6a3b3173be6cf1ec242eedb50cf6a9cc722.jpg

      • Uncle Mark

        Land mines can also add to the joyous sounds the carolers bring

      • RobynWatts

        But, IMO the family Adams wasn’t being brutal at all. They were just keeping the carolers warm.

        • clay

          Mulled wine IS the traditional reward, no?

      • Bj Lincoln

        I just watched that last night! LOL

    • DoctorDJ

      Come on… The first 3 weeks of December is the only time of the year when us singers are appreciated!

  • Natty Enquirer

    The Christianistas will still complain because there are only pagan and secular symbols on these cups.

  • I like it. But I liked the past cups as well. It’s hard to constantly be new. Although this one seems a bit retro (as it is obviously inspired by Keith Haring’s style), but nothing wrong with that.

    • Tawreos

      I liked last years more, The color and the simplicity was good, plus it made Joshy Fuckstain crazy, so bonus.

      • Lizard

        That really put the cherry on top of a happy holiday season for me, personally. Anything that sends ol’ Joshy into a frothing rage is all right with me.

    • AJ Drew

      Meh, “new” isn’t so tough… an image of DT’s head could be the piked star at the top of a tree, or a present at the foot of the tree, Marry Xmas everyone!

    • Uncle Mark

      Ugh…the cup’s too busy. It looks like someone graffitied the hell out of it. I just want a simple cup of coffee in a simple cup, sans the chaos. I’m drinking the damned coffee to bolster myself for the insane chaos that will await me at work.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Why does Starbucks hate Christmas?

    • Tawreos

      Because no matter what they do they will catch hell for no damn reason other than some people feel the need to be persecuted regardless of reality

    • Paula

      They don’t, they just hate x-tains. 🙈🙉🙊
      Especially ,the ones that bitch about something as stupid as paper coffee cups.

    • FancyThat

      At out local Starbucks, one clever Evangelical patron always gives his name as “Jesus is Lord,” hoping the barista will shout that proclamation when the coffee is ready. Inevitably, the barista shouts out the simple Spanish pronunciation, “hey-Seuss” and the monstrously clever scheme to evangelize his religion to the semen-drinking masses is foiled again. Employees must shake their heads allot.
      https://youtu.be/xCc-RWIp7XU

  • Ernest Endevor

    The horror!

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen
  • Uncle Mark

    It STILL doesn’t say “Merry Christmas” on it. Watch the Christianistas bitch about that. Next year just put “Happy Holidays” on the cups to keep them losing their shit

    • Paula

      Put Felix Navidad on the cups and they would really go nuts.

      • Bad Tom

        I would really like that.

  • gaycuckhubby

    The horror!

  • greenmanTN
  • AlternativeQuacks

    OT – I think they have his epitaph worked out. “Jeff Sessions: Evil elf, but nowhere near as dumb as Trump”

    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/925724734863691776

    • The_Wretched

      Trump is remarkably stupid (or maybe just makes decisions in the worst ways possible). Noone is fooled by the eternal look of surprise (or richeous shock on occasion) on the evil elf’s face. His at least aware of politics and what looks bad.

  • AJ Drew

    If that cup doesn’t somehow hide “ITMFA” I’m over it… grande, er, Trenta! Grr, yugely!

  • Ninja0980

    It still doesn’t say Merry Christmas on it.
    Whatever will Trump and Republicans do?

    • Uncle Mark

      As always, they’ll screech something like, “Say ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’ or the terrorists win !!”

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson
    • JaniceInToronto

      Happy, happy, happy Holidays everyone!

  • Michael R

    If Christmas season lasted a couple weeks I
    might not have gotten sick of the whole thing by 1980 .

    • Uncle Mark

      I had friends, who decorated their Halloween decorations for Xmas when their neighbors put up Xmas decorations too early. Let’s just say it opened a dialog between them

    • bzrd

      I feel the same about elections

  • clay

    The hands & hearts, along side the presents, made me think they were planning to keep these around to half way through February.

    • AJ Drew

      Your cynicism makes me feel… reality… stop it!

  • boobert

    Christians need to get over this persecution complex !

  • Frank Conway

    Why hasn’t anyone noticed they slipped a red AIDS ribbon on the left side of the cup. I LOVE it but I am certain someone is going to complain because why not?

    • Tawreos

      And just like that you have changed some christians minds about whether they like it or not.

  • joeyj1220

    Was just debating with a friend on Facebook about this. He was complaining that nothing Christmas related should begin until after Thanksgiving. I reminded him that Thanksgiving is a U.S. holiday that not everyone in the world celebrates (here in Canada ours is early October) so that his rules seemed pretty arbitrary. He wasn’t having it. He insisted AFTER Thanksgiving so as to have one holiday at a time. Americans really do think the world revolves around them.

    • Tawreos

      Are you trying to tell us there are other countries on this planet? Some peoples delusions are so cute. =)

      • joeyj1220

        Who knew Baby Jesus’ birthday is also celebrated beyond the shores of ‘Murica?

    • PickyPecker

      Target says customers want it to pause the ‘Christmas creep’

      http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/target-customers-pause-christmas-creep-50652347

      • Paula

        I thought Pat Robertson was the x-mas creep? Or is he a creep that is around at x-mas?

      • joeyj1220

        I actually really like Christmas and Christmas music (I know I am in the minority here). Helps me to sort of drown out psychologically from some of the nuttiness of the world. This year, I think Christmas should come especially early.

        • Paula

          It would be better without all that hokey religious stuff.

          • joeyj1220

            Believe it or not, I prefer the “sacred” religious Christmas music (the real old carols) as opposed to the sticky saccharine modern junk. As an atheist I don’t buy the supernatural sentiment, but I have a soft spot for the music. Annie Lennox’s “A Christmas Cornucopia” is glorious

          • My christmas music tastes are the oldies. Bing Crosby, and the like. The newest song I like is Eartha Kitt’s “Santa Baby”.

          • Friday

            Well, I’ve been known to do the occasional duet of Fairy Tale of New York when opportunity arises. 🙂

          • Christmas in Japan is a nice holiday without any religious trappings. Christmas eve is seen as a romantic night for couples. They dress up and go out to romantic restaurants and exchange small gifts. For singletons and families, christmas eve is all about chowing down on KFC! The restaurants take orders and reservations months in advance.

            Interesting article about the love affair with KFC, http://www.businessinsider.com/how-kfc-became-a-christmas-tradition-in-japan-2016-12

        • Anastasia Beaverhousen

          I like the Christmas cheer… you know, spiked egg nog, hot butter rum, vodka, gin, scotch…

          • Paula

            Priorities! Very nice.

    • clay

      Nothing Christmas-related should begin before the first Sunday of Advent.

      There, problem solved using the Christians’ own damn calendar.

      • joeyj1220

        It’s amazing how few Christians really embrace their own season of Advent (which is actually quite lovely)

        • Bad Tom

          Or even know what it is.

      • Hue-Man

        Even better, use the Eastern Orthodox calendar – Christmas Day is January 7, 2018.

        • clay

          The 12 days of Christmas– Dec 25 – Jan 6.

    • Friday

      Well, here, anyway, that’s probably a sensible thing. A similar decent interval might serve for other countries if you even *have* the problem of Christmas stuff starting at or even before Samhain. Say, maybe a month before. Well, with the exception maybe of how they put white lights on all the trees for the darker season in general, that’s kind of nice regardless of what holiday it’s closer to.

  • Tawreos

    If I was Starbucks I would do everything I could to make the cups controversial every year just to keep the free advertising flowing.

    • Uncle Mark

      Hell….how about blank white cup with the Starbucks logo and crayons attached, so people can design their own damned cups, and quit bitchin’?

  • misterjack

    WHERE’S JEEZIZ????

  • Mike

    Cue the right wing free speech opponents, those war-on-christmas, pumpkin spice cupcakes, to start their campaign against Starbucks for not putting babyjebus in the manger on a coffee cup.

    • Lizard

      Those damn Commies at Starbucks, taking the Christ out of Christmas.

      Of course, they took the Saturn out of Saturnalia in the first place, but that’s apparently beside the point. JEEEEBUS!

  • Friday’s_cat

    What!?!?
    No baby Jesus in a manger?

  • Lazycrockett

    I don’t drink coffee so Starbucks is totally lost on me.

    • Lizard

      Neither do I (at least, not Starbucks coffee), but it’s fun to watch the fundagelicals get their panties in a wad because a private company doesn’t cater specifically to their entitlement.

    • Paula

      Same here. I like the smell of coffee, the taste not so much. 😬😬😬😬😬😬

    • Stubenville

      I adore coffee, and Starbucks drip coffee tastes like charred tar. Avoid!

    • DoctorDJ

      (I don’t know how you folks survive…)

  • JWC

    And the world still turns

  • CubbyPQ

    The liberal elitists at Starbucks are ignoring Thanksgiving!! Boycott!!

  • boobert

    So coffee drinkers don’t like starbucks. I’ve never been a coffee drinker, but I love those chestnut praline latte’s ! Maybe it’s the semen they put in them, lol. vive la différence !

    • Lizard

      I don’t really dislike the coffee. I dislike the prices.

    • I only drink their frapps. Made with coconut milk they are a dessert!! YUM!

  • Slippy_World
  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I love coffee, but alas, Starbucks doesn’t serve a proper french press and they certainly don’t do Turkish (my absolute fave). Thankfully, there’s a nice mom & pop coffee joint down the street that serves both…mmmmmmm….caffeine.

    • Bj Lincoln

      We only use a press at home. I had to learn to make Turkish coffee but don’t care for it boiled or sweet. The people I made it for love it though and that is all I needed it for.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Yeah, we also do press at home, as well as Turkish (we bought a couple of cezve “ibrik” when we were in Istanbul a few years ago). That said, the mom & pop café is so full of character and kitsch that it’s a must visit at least a couple of times a week. They also have a great spoken word/open mic night on Fridays. Living la vie Bohème.

  • Jeffrey

    At least it’s red and green, which we all know were Jesus’s favorite colors. Says so in the Bible right after the part about Santa and decorating the trees and shit.

  • Dagoril

    Well it’s “mostly white” this year. That should make some of the Deplorables happy, at least.

  • ColdCountry

    I’m sure it will offend someone. *sigh* It’s a coffee cup, ffs, and a disposable one at that.

    • It’s the disposable aspect of the cup that offends me.

      • ColdCountry

        Lol – see, something for everyone!

  • Paula
    • ted-

      That’s because you’re friggin AWESOME (sauce)!

  • Daveed_WOW

    Starbucks has no right to declare the War on Christmas over! I didn’t do Christmas at all last year and it was fabulous. I ignored it. I didn’t travel. I didn’t buy any gifts or send any cards. I was in a mood. Still am. The War on Christmas continues.

    • djcoastermark

      We didn’t do any xmas stuff last year either. I must say, we had one of the best holiday seasons yet. No decorating hassles, no family hassles, no shopping hassles, just a nice relaxing season. Going to do the same this year.

      • Daveed_WOW

        It’s a movement!

    • M Jackson

      We’ll be on a cruise in the Eastern Caribbean. We are assuming that anyone who takes a cruise on the baby jesus’ birth day will be as irreligious as we are.

  • Chrissy

    I’m sure the religious nutjobs will complain, where is Jesus on the cup.

    • M Jackson

      They’re amply represented by all the snowflakes on it.

      • Gianni

        I like your read on that. 🙂

  • M Jackson

    There’s nothing Jesus-y on it so it’s not good enough!

  • JaniceInToronto

    BUT, BUT THERE’S NO JESUS ON THE CUP!!!!!

    BOYCOTT! SOMEONE CALL OMM!

  • andrew

    I don’t believe in the myth about a virgin birth and mangers, but I always wish my friends and relatives Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It’s tradition. You don’t have to believe in the tooth fairy to put money under your child’s pillow in exchange for a tooth or help your child write a letter to Santa Claus. You don’t have to believe in devils and ghosts to dress up at Halloween. All these myths make our lives a little bit more fun.

  • Franciscan

    Ah, no Thanksgiving Blend this year?

  • Nowhereman

    Yeah, but it doesn’t say MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

    • Gianni

      Right! And where’s the manger scene for the coffee-loving evangelicals so they can righteously get their coffee from Starbucks with a clear, christian conscience and also declare that God helped them win this battle in the Christmas war.

  • josephsinger

    I guarunteee that a jillion “moms” will have a cow regardless of the fact that they’re likely not even moms.