Some Starbucks Coffee Lovers Are Not Feeling the Christmas Spirit With the Company's New Holiday Red Cups

#MerryChristmasStarbucks begins to trend after one consumer’s video goes viral

By Mike Vulpo Nov 09, 2015 12:35 AMTags

Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus ... SO I PRANKED THEM ... and they HATE IT!!!! #shareUse #MERRYCHRISTMASSTARBUCKSFollow --> Joshua Feuerstein

Posted by Joshua Feuerstein on Thursday, November 5, 2015

 There may just be a few less Starbucks lovers this holiday season.

As soon as November hit our calendars, the company debuted their festive red cups to help coffee addicts admirers officially gear up for Christmas.

While the Internet was quick to rejoice in the seasonal change, some are now sharing why they don't find the cups so merry after all.

Late last week, former Arizona pastor Joshua Feuerstein discovered that Starbucks removed "Christmas" from the cups. As a result, he decided to start a movement asking consumers to state their name as "Merry Christmas."


"So guess what Starbucks, I tricked you into putting Merry Christmas on your cup," he wrote in a Facebook video that has been viewed close to 11 million times. "I'm challenging all great Americans and Christians across this great nation…to start a movement."

While the video has been shared more than 410,000 and #MerryChristamasStarbucks trended on Facebook throughout the weekend, some were quick to defend the coffee company for their cups.

"I work at Starbucks and there hasn't been anything innately Christmas on the cups in years," barista Aaron Dean commented on the video. "Sure there have been snowflakes, scarves, and snowmen, but they haven't said the word Christmas on them since I've worked here. We even have a Christmas blend coffee."


A Starbucks spokesperson added to E! News, "In response to the video, our core values as a company is to create a culture of belonging, inclusion and diversity. Each year during the holidays we aim to bring our customers an experience that inspires the spirit of the season and we will continue to embrace and welcome customers from all backgrounds and religions in our stores around the world."

While some on social media continue to show their support for the movement, others are simply enjoying the fall season the best way they know how—with red cup selfies, obviously.

Starbucks' full holiday season menu including the return of Starbucks Christmas Blend Vintage will be available in stores Tuesday. 

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