Today, November 1, is Red Starbucks Cup Day. I’ve officially declared it. Many people look forward to this. For those of you who don’t know, every year on the day after Halloween, Starbucks starts serving their coffee in red cups and it should be the official kickoff to the holiday season. There is nothing more exciting than getting that first red cup because it means Halloween is finally over and Thanksgiving is soon and right after that is Christmas. It means shopping for presents and Christmas lights and chilly weather and snow and everything I love about November through December.
Solo Starbucks Cup, Baristas fill you up. I’ll have a latte. I’ll have a latte. I love you red Solo Starbucks cup. I lift you up. Proceed to Christmas. Proceed to Christmas.
It’s worth spending the ridiculously high price for an okay cup of coffee just to get that Christmas feeling. We’re finally past the spooks and scares and goose-bumpy chills of Halloween. It’s finally time for cozy cups of coffee in red cups, finding the perfect gift that you know will make someone smile, snowflakes, and pretty much everything Maria sings about in The Sound of Music. (NOT the one with Carrie Underwood. Yuck.)
I got really excited while I was waiting in line for my festive cup of coffee.
But then this happened:
It’s not red. And it’s a balmy 70 degrees out today. What happened to my November 1 Christmas cheer?