Starbucks' Holiday-themed cups since 2009.
Starbucks; Gif by Kenneth Bachor for TIME
November 9, 2015 4:22 PM EST

The 2015 edition of Starbucks’ annual red holiday cup has some Christians taking to social media to protest the design’s lack of overt Christmas themes.

The cup, which this year features a range of shades of red, does not include any iconography reminiscent of the holiday season, a decision that a vice president for the company called a “more open way to usher in the holidays.”

See the evolution of the red cups over the last seven years below:

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