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Dunkin' Donuts Releases Aggressively Festive Cup Design

Dunkin' Donuts unveiled its new seasonal coffee cups, which are rife with holiday symbols. Sorry, Starbucks.

By Katie Link | November 11, 2015

If Starbucks is the Grinch this year, what does this make Dunkin' Donuts?

Dunkin' Donuts unveiled its new seasonal holiday cups. The message: "Joy." The image: a Christmas wreath.

The Dunkin' coffee cups send a clear message the company is embracing Christmas symbols. Its competitors over at Starbucks are having a tougher time this go-around. (Video via Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks)

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Some say the plain red cups at Starbucks send the message that the company is trying to remove Jesus from the holiday season. Take this guy for example.

"Do you realize that Starbucks wanted to take Christ and Christmas from its holiday cups? That's why they're just plain red," Joshua Feuerstein said

And of course, Donald Trump had an opinion on it all too. 

"I have one of the most successful Starbucks in Trump Tower. Maybe we should boycott Starbucks? I don't know. Seriously, I don't care," Trump said at a campaign rally. 

So the lesson here? Maybe let the competition test the waters with its own designs before you release yours. At least when it comes to Christmas cups.

This video includes images from Getty Images. 

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