Is There a Starbucks “War on Christmas”
Some of the silliest stuff happens in this world of ours, but none more silly than Starbucks finding itself drawn into the debate over the "War on Christmas."
It seems that some Christians are upset at this year's version of the coffee chain's holiday cups, which are simply red with the Starbucks logo. In the past, cups have been adorned with snowflakes, dogs sledding and the like, but this year the Starbucks cups are a simple plain red.
The Huffington Post reports an editorial on the conservative Breitbart website says, "Subliminally, [we're] being told/reminded that this time of the year is no longer about Christmas. It’s about the color red, or something. It’s a 'holiday season.' Don’t say Merry Christmas. It’s offensive."
Oh, my. Now we're talking a bit of silliness. Aren't there more important things to worry about than the lack of snowflakes on a paper holiday coffee cup? There were never any Christian symbols on the holiday cups, anyway.
Starbucks says the design is meant to celebrate "the simplicity and the quietness" of the holidays.