The Starbucks Christmas cup designs have always been the rage when the holidays roll in but in 2015, the rage is quite literal. The outrage began with Joshua Feuerstein, a former television and radio evangelist, who claims in a viral video on his Facebook Account that there is a "War on Christmas" and that the Starbucks red holiday cup is its way of removing Christmas.

Absurd as it may sound, Feuerstein's followers ate up his claims and added fuel to the misguided fire and the "issue" exploded in social media. The red cup became the center of a social media war between those who believe Feuerstein's claims and those who find it ridiculous.

There are some who believe that Feuerstein has a point and the matter was even egged on when presidential candidate Donald Trump weighed in on the matter on Nov. 9 during his campaign rally. "Maybe we should boycott Starbucks? I don't know. Seriously. I don't care," Trump said.

Here are some other individuals who shared other "offending" observations.

Some opted to redirect everyone's attention to more pressing issues.

Some preferred to question motives and the actions of those who are offended by the red cups.

Of course, some are just funny.

Starbucks, however, has never identified itself as a Christian brand and its red cup designs have never shown anything remotely Christian. The company chose to decorate its iconic red holiday cups with more generic holiday symbols such as Christmas trees, which is in no way a Christian symbolism, and snowflakes. Likewise, the design team had a different idea in mind when it came up with the plain design.

"This year, we focused on the simplicity note regarding design. Simplicity is the hardest thing to achieve... That's where the ombré effect came into play. What it did really is weight the cup and give it a beautiful intention. It was depth," Jeffrey Fields, Starbucks vice president of Design + Content, explained.

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