Starbucks' seasonal red cups debut with brand-new look

The Holidays Are Here, Starbucks Brings Back Seasonal Red Cups

The holiday season is here -- because Starbucks told us so.

The Seattle-based coffee chain debuted their seasonal red cups on Sunday, warning us that winter is coming ... and fast.

Starbucks has been releasing their red cups since 1997, and each year they do something a little bit different. This year's cup is apparently a two toned ombré style. The design seems like a far cry from the more graphic styles the holiday cups have sported in years past.

Jeffrey Fields, Starbucks Vice President of Design and Content, commented on the design, saying:

"We have anchored the design with the classic Starbucks holiday red that is bright and exciting," Starbucks vice president of Design and Content said in a statement. "The ombré creates a distinctive dimension, fluidity and weightedness."

The cups will be used to serve their seasonal beverages, like eggnog lattes and gingerbread lattes. And for the first time, it looks like there may also be a cold holiday cup.

In addition to rolling out their new seasonal cups (and a red cup emoji), Starbucks launched a social media campaign, using the hashtag #redcups. Most consumers voiced excitement that the holidays are upon us.

One Twitter user posted her excitement with an abundance of emojis:

On the other hand, David Beard, the executive editor at PRI tweeted, "Too soon! @Starbucks holiday red cups return.

True, we have a month and a half until autumn ends -- but if Starbucks has anything to say about it, the holiday season is right around the corner.

Take a look back at different Starbucks cup looks through the years:

Starbucks cups, different looks through the years
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Starbucks' seasonal red cups debut with brand-new look
CHENGDU, SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA - 2015/09/13: Coffee cup on table in a Starbucks cafe. Starbucks is streamlining the ordering process so customers are able to get that cup of coffee faster than usual. (Photo by Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images)
A cappuccino coffee sits in a Starbucks Corp. Reserve cup, used for specialist coffee, on the counter at a Starbucks coffee shop in London, U.K., on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. Coffee futures fell the most in seven months after Colombia announced measures that will increase exports, spurred by the plight of farmers in the country who are dealing with drought conditions linked to the El Nino weather pattern. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
BEIJING, CHINA - 2014/12/24: A paper coffee cup and Starbucks logo. Starbucks will continue its expansion in China in 2015 and double its China store count to 3,000 by 2019. In its first-quarter fiscal report, the coffee giant shows optimistic expectation for its robust expansion plans in 2015. (Photo by Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images)
A Starbucks employee writes a message on a cup of freshly brewed coffee at a local store in Washington, DC on December 26, 2012. Starbucks stirred the political pot Wednesday by urging its baristas to write 'come together' on its cups as a way to pressure US lawmakers to compromise on a deal to avert a year-end fiscal crisis. Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz said the American coffee giant was recommending its first-ever message on the side of tall, grande and venti (small, medium and large) drinks sold at its Washington stores as a way to help break the capital's gridlock on the so-called 'fiscal cliff.' Lawmakers and the White House have less than a week to work out a deal aimed at preventing tax hikes from hitting all Americans and a series of deep, mandated spending cuts from kicking in beginning January 1. AFP PHOTO/Eva HAMBACH (Photo credit should read EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images)
A Starbucks coffee cup is seen in this photo taken August 12, 2009. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
MIAMI - JANUARY 18: In this photo illustration, the new Starbucks 31-ounce Trenta size ice coffee is seen on the right next to a tall cup of Starbucks coffee on January 18, 2011 in Miami, Florida. Starbucks rolled out the newest member of its lineup of drinks which is available only for Tazo shaken iced teas, iced tea lemonades and iced coffees. (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMEBR 26: Starbucks Coffe Company's news product 'Starbucks Discoveries'(Espressso (L), Latte (R)) are seen during a preview party on September 26, 2005 in Tokyo, Japan. 'Starbucks Discoveries' is the company's first chilled cup coffee product which will be available at convenience stores on September 27 in Japan with the same coffee beans used at Starbucks stores. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

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