War on Christmas 2015: Full communism at Starbucks

Halloween candy is still on sale at K-Mart and we’ve already got our first of what I’m sure will be many hard-fought battles in this year’s War on Christmas. And conservatives have chosen Starbucks as their first battlefield.

Breitbart London (Breitbart has a London bureau?) is very much aggrieved at the fact that the American coffee empire has succumbed to the whims of the secular-progressive-commie axis and decided to un-Christmafy their to-go coffee cups over the years:

Have a look at what Starbucks Red Cups over the years looked like: 

2009To the right is the 2009 offering. You can see distinct elements of Christmas, even if that means Christmas in a modern sense.

They lean heavily on stars (you know, like in the Nativity Story) and the background resembles the branches of a Christmas tree. All in all, a pretty good and acceptable design for something that self-defines as a Christmas-orientated product.

But 2009 was a long time ago, and since then the company has slowly, but definitely, moved away from Christmas, and Christian iconography.

2010To the left here, you’ll see the 2010 offering. Snowy, seasonal, at least it resembles something mildly festive and Western.

The same applies to the 2011 red cups, which have a dog sledging down a hill on the back of a snowman, snowflakes falling around them. It’s cute, really.

They stuck with snowmen for 2012, with a big one winking at you with a star in the background that year, and a sort of upmarket stars and baubles motif on their 2013 cups.2014

And then it all went south. Or east, maybe.

2014’s cups looked like a child scrawled on them with a marker pen. And not in a cute way. It was a distinct shift away from looking “Christmassy” (see right) before the monstrosity they’ve released this year (below).

And behold, Starbucks did conceive and bear a red cup, and called his name blasphemy:

large_Starbucks-Red-Cups-2015

Yep, Starbucks has gone full communism.

I’m not going to add anything here. I just cannot. wait. for two more months of this garbage.


Jon Green graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Political Science and high honors in Political Cognition. He worked as a field organizer for Congressman Tom Perriello in 2010 and a Regional Field Director for President Obama's re-election campaign in 2012. Jon writes on a number of topics, but pays especially close attention to elections, religion and political cognition. Follow him on Twitter at @_Jon_Green, and on Google+. .

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