The final cup, the "Stargyle", features twinkling stars and interlinking diamonds, born from the illustration from Christmas Blend 1999 that showed a couple reaching up to place a star atop a holiday tree. Last year's cup 'didn't resonate with some, [but] it did resonate with others'.
Customers said they 'loved the tradition of Christmas, ' she added.
It's the most wonderful time of the year - you know - the point when we completely season jump because we can't wait for one holiday to be over before we start preparing for another one.
Brewer said the new cups are "not only retro, but true to who we are". Upon introducing the minimalist cup, Starbucks Vice President Jeffrey Fields said it was a way to "usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories".
On Thursday, the coffee chain announced that they were skipping over Thanksgiving and heading straight to Christmas with the return of their annual holiday cups on Friday, revealing the four new designs that customers can get their hands on.
As I noted past year, the holiday cup, which asked people to draw, color and doodle on their own cups, reportedly ended the war on Christmas.
With Halloween in our rear-view mirror, we can officially get into the holiday spirit with some help from Starbucks.
New snacks include a Pistachio Honey Croissant and a Chocolate Swirl Brioche.
Also making a comeback are the six holiday beverages, including Peppermint Mocha, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Brulee Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Gingerbread Latte and Egg Nog Latte.
Any size holiday beverage purchase on November 2, 2018 will get you the FREE reusable red cup at participating Starbucks locations across the country while supplies last.