Starbucks Annoying Holiday Spirit Is Addictive

April Peveteaux

starbucks holiday drinksThis morning a Starbucks barista offered me a sample of their seasonal eggnog latte. I wanted to scream, "It's not even Thanksgiving yet!!!" but the aroma made me smile and say thank you instead.

And now, all I want to do is finish (and, um, start) my holiday shopping and get another sample of the holiday goodness.

Forget the irritation as I watch the streets turn into a winter wonderland a full month too soon, those Christmas circulars trashing up my mailbox, and the commercials. Oh, the commercials! But sucking down an eggnog latte could even make me turn on the radio and search the dial for a few carols. And the barista was so happy to offer me free coffee!

Fa-la-la-la-la, indeed.

You know what else they're already selling at Starbucks?

The other holiday flavors I'm heading back to get this week are:

Peppermint Mocha Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte (okay, this one has been around and I'll let it go since Halloween involves pumpkins -- and it's delicious)

Toffee Mocha

Gingerbread Latte (nom! nom!)

And I'm always excited to see the Cinnamon Dulce Latte when the weather is cooler.

Please bring on the cranberry scones, Starbucks! I'm ready.

Are you ready for the holiday spirit? Or should Starbucks stuff it until after Thanksgiving?


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