Dunkin Donuts Gets Into The ‘Christmas Cup’ Game, Releases ‘Jesus Approved’ Cup (IMAGES)

Dunkin Donuts threw their holiday season hat into the ring this week, releasing their own version of a “Christmas cup,” much to the joy of right-wing boneheads. Apparently, even though Starbucks decided a simple red cup with a green logo — considered “Christmas colors” by most –was adequate to relay the holiday spirit, the zealots of the right are much happier with Dunkin Donuts’ cup.

That must be because it says “Merry Christmas,” right” Wrong. The Dunkin Donuts cup simply says “joy” inside of a green wreath. The company logo, much like Starbucks, is in standard Christmas colors. Somehow, some way, “Christians” who are outraged at Starbucks find the Dunkin cup to be much more acceptable:

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Apparently “Joy” is an officially Jesus approved word. Or maybe Jesus couldn’t get enough pine branches and holly berries…in the Middle East.

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Perhaps “contents extremely hot” is now code for “Merry Christmas.”

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Or maybe, just maybe, Dunkin Donuts has been using this same cup for years and saw no reason to change it. As far as it being a “Christmas cup,” the company released this statement to Fox32 Chicago:

“For many years Dunkin’ Donuts has served coffee in festive cups featuring the word ‘joy’ as part of our annual celebration of the season and holiday offerings,” Scott Hudler, a VP for Dunkin’ Brands, said in the statement. “We believe this conveys the happiness and spirit of the holiday season in a way that resonates with our guests.”

Yeah, nowhere in the company’s statement, just like nowhere on their cup is the word “Christmas” used. That’s because much like Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts understands that the holiday season has been and will be celebrated by many religions dating back to the dawn of human sentience. From Saturnalia to the winter solstice, Hannukah to Kwanza and all things in between, this entire season can be summed up with one simple word: Joy.

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