Dunkin' Donuts reveals its decorative holiday cups

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The coffee company posted an image of a hand holding one of the cups on Instagram Monday. The seasonal cup includes leaf designs and the word 'Joy' in cursive.

Dunkin' Donuts has revealed its 2015 holiday cup design. 

The coffee company posted an image of a hand holding one of the cups on Instagram Monday. The seasonal cup includes leaf designs and the word 'Joy' in cursive.

Dunkin' Brands' Vice President of Global Consumer Engagement Scott Hudler said in a statement: 'For many years Dunkin' Donuts has served coffee in festive cups featuring the word 'joy' as part of our annual celebration of the season and holiday offerings. We believe this conveys the happiness and spirit of the holiday season in a way that resonates with our guests.'

Evangelists have been upset with this year's signature holiday red cups at Starbucks, which are not adorned with holiday symbols. 
The company, which every year changes its cups from white to red around the festive period, unveiled the new red cups which are very minimal in design. 

 

Dunkin' Donuts has revealed its 2015 holiday cup design. The coffee company posted an image of a hand holding one of the cups on Instagram Monday

 

Evangelists have been upset with this year's signature holiday red cups at Starbucks, which are not adorned with holiday symbols

 

This has angered some religious leaders, including outraged former Arizona pastor Joshua Feuerstein, who posted a video to Facebook claiming Starbucks 'removed Christmas from their cups because they hate Jesus'

 

They sport a trio of red tones with the company's green and white logo, and nothing else, which has angered some religious leaders.

Outraged former Arizona pastor Joshua Feuerstein wrote on Facebook November 5, claiming: 'Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus ... SO I PRANKED THEM ... and they HATE IT!!!!'

His words captioned a video in which he said the cups are plain red because Starbucks 'wanted to take Christmas' off them.

'Do you realize that Starbucks wanted to take Christ and Christmas off of their brand new cups? That's why they're just plain red,' he said.

'In fact, do you realize that Starbucks isn't allowed to say Merry Christmas to customers?'

Feuerstein said instead of simply boycotting the company, why not start a movement, suggesting it be called #MerryChristmasStarbucks.

He called on fellow Americans and Christians to tell baristas their names are 'Merry Christmas' so that it gets written on the cups.

 

Donald Trump said Monday: 'Maybe we should boycott Starbucks? I don't know. Seriously, I don't care. By the way, that's the end of that lease but who cares'

 

Ellen DeGeneres said this week: 'The old cups had snowflakes and Santa's sleigh and elves -- you know, all the things that you find in the Bible'

 

She later put on a pair of what she called 'Starbucks holiday vision glasses,' and said 'So when you're wearing these, you go into Starbucks, and you'll see Christmas everywhere you look, not much else, but that's what you'll see'

 

In the video, which has been viewed more than 15 million times, Feuerstein said he did just that, telling a barista his name was Merry Christmas while getting a coffee at a Starbucks.

'So guess what Starbucks? I tricked you into putting Merry Christmas on your cup,' he said.

According to USA Today, 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trumps spoke about the cups on Monday.

He reportedly said: 'I have one of the most successful Starbucks in Trump Tower.

'Maybe we should boycott Starbucks? I don't know. Seriously, I don't care. By the way, that's the end of that lease but who cares.

'If I become president, we're all going to be saying Merry Christmas again, that I can tell you. That I can tell you. Unbelievable.'

Ellen DeGeneres also joked about the cups on her television show this week.

She said: 'People are mad about this cup, 'cause they're saying Starbucks is being anti-Christmas.

'The old cups had snowflakes and Santa's sleigh and elves -- you know, all the things that you find in the Bible.

'Now they're just red -- and I mean look at this cup, you might as well call it a Satan sipper.'

She later joked, 'So now this holiday season, if you want Christmas with your breakfast, you're going to have to do it the old-fashioned way.

'You have to get really, really high and then you have to go to IHOP and then you just stare at your pancakes and you go, "I see Baby Jesus in there."

DeGeneres later put on a pair of what she called 'Starbucks holiday vision glasses.'

She said: 'So when you're wearing these, you go into Starbucks, and you'll see Christmas everywhere you look, not much else, but that's what you'll see.

'They're available for $99, which is slightly less than a venti frappuccino, I believe.'

'And remember, don't wear them when you're driving -- if you do, let Jesus take the wheel.' 

Starbucks UK wrote on November 3 welcoming back their iconic red cups

 

On Twitter, a user posted a picture saying the #MerryChristmasStarbucks movement had begun alongisde a collage of pictures from people who had their cups labeled with 'Merry Christmas'

 

'ENOUGH with the #RedCups and attacks on Starbucks people. Go feed a hungry child and get a life. #MerryChristmas,' Alan Chambers wrote reacting to the red cups controversy

 

Josh Burns tweeted that God does not call Christians to feel persecuted by red cups

 

On Wednesday, Starbucks posted on Facebook a collage of different holiday cups that had been decorated. The company wrote online: 'A canvas with which to create your own story'

 

On Wednesday, Starbucks posted on Facebook a collage of different holiday cups that had been decorated. 

The company wrote online: 'A canvas with which to create your own story.'

A student pastor in Sarasota, Florida vowed to never visit Starbucks again, according to the New York Daily News. 

'I'm officially banning Starbucks from my life,' Nate Weaver of the Crosspointe Christian Church wrote on Facebook. 

'With the CEO of the company telling those who support pro-life that they don't want their money and now the Red Holiday cups with nothing that might tie to Christmas on them because they want to be politically correct.'

Conservative MP David Burrowes, a British politician, even criticized this year's holiday cups calling it a move to be politically correct, according to Breitbart News.

'The Starbucks coffee cup change smells more of political correctness than a consumer-led change,' Burrowes said. 

'The public has a common-sense grasp on the reality that at Christmas time, whether you have a Christian faith or not, Britain celebrates Christmas.'

People took to Twitter reacting to the Starbucks 'red cups drama'.

 

The company's red cup for 2014 pictured above. Since 1997, Starbucks has offered holiday beverages in a cup different from its white one, starting with a 'jazz-themed' design

 

Starbucks' 2013 holiday cups shown above. 'This year we wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories,' Jeffrey Fields, Starbucks VP of Design and Content said

 

User Ryan Dalton wrote: 'Wait. Conservative Christians are mad at Starbucks for red cups? It takes true dedication to perpetually be worried about the wrong things.'

Another person, Josh Burns, wrote that God does not call Christians to feel persecuted by red cups.

'Christ calls Christians to be grateful for God's grace and to act accordingly,' he wrote. 'He does not call us to feel persecuted by red cups.'

One reacted to the red cups controversy saying enough with the attacks on Starbucks.

'ENOUGH with the #RedCups and attacks on Starbucks people. Go feed a hungry child and get a life. #MerryChristmas,' Alan Chambers wrote.

This year's holiday cups were first introduced in select shopping destinations in Europe on October 22 before being released in America and Canada on November 1, along with seasonal espresso beverages.

Jeffrey Fields, Starbucks Vice President of Design and Content, said in a press release that the two-toned ombré design on the cup 'creates a distinctive dimension, fluidity and weightedness'.

Since 1997, Starbucks has offered holiday beverages in a cup different from its white one, starting with a 'jazz-themed' design.

In the following years, the company annually introduced a cup for the holidays that featured 'symbols of the season from vintage ornaments and hand-drawn reindeer to modern vector-illustrated characters'.

But this year, they went with something different.

 

Conservative MP David Burrowes (pictured) said the Starbucks coffee cup change smells more of political correctness than a consumer-led change

 

User Ryan Dalton wrote: 'Wait. Conservative Christians are mad at Starbucks for red cups? It takes true dedication to perpetually be worried about the wrong things'

 

Alfonso Lucin wrote on Twitter that the world is turning into a 'big offended society' in the wake of the Starbucks 'red cups drama'

 

'In the past, we have told stories with our holiday cups designs,' Fields said. 

'This year we wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories.'

He added: 'Starbucks has become a place of sanctuary during the holidays.

'We're embracing the simplicity and the quietness of it. It's more open way to usher in the holiday.' 

 

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3314758/Dunkin-Donuts-reveals-decorative-holiday-cups-following-evangelists-criticism-Starbucks-minimalist-cups-not-feature-traditional-festive-design.html

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