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Venti Whine in a Short Cup

Starbucks serves its coffee drinks in red cups each Christmas season, but this year’s cup design is just another example of the “War on Christmas” — at least, so say some conservative Christian bloggers. How are the cups anti-Christmas? Because this year they’re simply red with the company logo, and don’t have icons of snowflakes, sledding dogs, or snowmen on them, as in previous years. “They’ll destroy everything that they can get their hands on, even a simple cup of coffee,” whined one. “Star-bah-humbugs!” griped another. The backlash has created an anti-backlash. “Changing a paper cup isn’t a ‘War on Christmas’, you idiot,” said one. “How is a snowflake a Christian symbol in the first place?” asks another. (RC/KCAL Los Angeles) ...There’s nothing quite so pointless as fighting a war against yourself.
Original Publication Date: 08 November 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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