Kathryn Lindsay
November 29, 2015 10:08 am

Starbucks was stuck in some controversy a few weeks back when they released their red holiday cups. Some felt that this year’s receptacles for our favorite Peppermint Mochas or Salted Caramel Lattes weren’t truly embodying the Christmas spirit, and therefore resorted to other measures to get the cups more festive. This involved customers telling baristas that their names were “Merry Christmas” so employees would have to write it on the cup. Others took to Twitter to express their annoyance:

While we get maybe being disappointed that the illustrations aren’t as ornate, getting upset about there not being any words is a little much, especially because Starbucks holiday cups have always traditionally been pretty secular. While this year’s approach was a little simpler, the gradient red still embodies the warmth of the season, and having all cups say “Merry Christmas” would actually be pretty disrespectful to customers of other religions.

That’s why this video, made by YouTuber EvanEraTV, perfectly drops the mic on the whole discussion. Using slight of hand and quick movements, he playfully pranks a few of his local Starbucks locations by replacing the cups they gave him with overly-festive versions that involve stickers or crude writing. Naturally, the employees were perplexed, but by the end, it’s clear that this whole situation is one we should be laughing about.

Watch the video below!

(Image via YouTube)

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