This time last year, one of the internet’s biggest arguments was “Red Cup Gate” – the stirring controversy over whether Starbucks’ plain red cups constituted a war on Christmas.

The cups of controversy.

The cups of controversy.

Ah, those were simpler times.

People were upset that the cups portrayed no symbols of Christmas – but actually, most people were upset that people were upset that the cups portrayed no symbols of Christmas.

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The only person who really seemed to care was a machine-gun-toting, vertical-video-making televangelist trying to rile people up and make a few extra bucks while he was at it. Maybe, just maybe, a few of his followers were also convinced to care.

Nevertheless, Starbucks has heard their cry.

Just kidding. It seems like Starbucks’ plan all along was for the plain red cups of last year to be the canvases for this year’s cups, which will feature designs drawn by customers on the plain red cups last year.

And yes, one of them includes the Nativity scene with the baby Jesus. Check it out:

Finally, everyone will now understand the true meaning of Christmas after they buy a Starbucks holiday drink.

 

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