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Ho-Ho-Holy Smokes! Starbucks’s Holiday Cups Are Here, and They’re Beyond Festive

Reported by POPSUGAR:

Do you hear that noise, reader? It’s the distant sound of joyous caroling to celebrate the return of Starbucks’s holiday cups! On Nov. 2, just nine days after the coffee chain introduced a vivid Witch’s Brew Frappuccino, it will swap spooky Halloween vibes for seasonal cheer by welcoming back its highly anticipated holiday cups.

This year, there will be four different designs that feature retro patterns with splashes of red, green, and white. There’s a classic red striped cup, one covered with holly-esque illustrations, another with a red and white houndstooth-inspired design, and one with a star-themed argyle pattern, which Starbucks has aptly nicknamed “stargyle.” If you look up the word “festive” in the dictionary, I’m 99.9 percent sure you’ll see a photo of these Instagram-worthy drink vessels.

Also returning to Starbucks stores on Nov. 2 are six popular holiday beverages: Peppermint Mocha (back for its 16th year!), Chestnut Praline Latte, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Gingerbread Latte, Caramel Brulee Latte, and Egg Nog Latte. Any Starbucks customers who order one of these seasonal favorites on Nov. 2 will be given a free (yes, free!) reusable red holiday cup, which will knock 50 cents off any holiday drink ordered between Nov. 3 and Jan. 7 after 2 p.m.

Keep reading to see the new cups in all their merry glory, then be sure to check out some of the pretty holiday tumblers Starbucks will also be debuting this year.