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Everyone’s favorite part of the Christmas season is here. Starbucks has unveiled this year’s holiday cups and they are filled with plenty of festive cheer.

The new red cups will feature 13 different designs, ranging from intricately-drawn snowflake and candy cane motifs to bright holiday lights. According to Starbucks, the cups feature customers’ artwork from six countries. “Their inspiration came from nature and seasonal traditions. Some are bold and graphic while others evoke the feeling of an old-fashioned storybook. Together the collection expresses the shared spirit of the season.” They were inspired to use the designs of others based on customers using last year’s plain red cup as a canvas and posting their creations on Instagram.

“We hope that this year’s red holiday cup designs express the shared spirit of the holidays as told by our customers,” Starbucks global chief marketing officer Sharon Rothstein said in a press release. Other designs include a birch forest, a woodland deer and a scene of love and joy.

This year’s updated cup is much different than last year’s holiday cup, which sparked controversy across social media. Many people accused Starbucks of caving to political correctness and being anti-Christian, given that the word “Christmas” was nowhere to be found in the design of the cup. The word, however, has never been used on their holiday cups, rather Starbucks has used holiday imagery, such as snowmen and ornaments. Let’s hope this year’s cups have enough holiday cheer for everyone’s taste.

To celebrate the festive occasion, Starbucks also released a sponsored filter on Snapchat, complete with carolers and the new red cup. Take a look at some of the reactions to this year’s red cup below:

Social Media Reacts to Starbucks Red Holiday Cups

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