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Starbucks Christmas cups are here – and you can colour them in!

It's the first ever colour-in Christmas cup

Chloe Best

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The Starbucks Christmas cups have arrived, and customers around the UK are seriously excited. This year's design features a hand-drawn illustration that shows a pair of hands holding red cups of coffee connected by swirling ribbons, with lively Christmas scenes and splashes of red and green.

The coffee chain is encouraging customers to add their own touch of personality to the cups by colouring them in – a great way to keep you entertained on your commute. The cups are proving popular amongst Starbucks fans, who have shared their opinions on the design on social media.

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"This makes me so happy," one wrote. "So excited for all the festive #ChristmasCups," another tweeted. Many also shared photos of their festive drinks, adding: "Today could be the best day ever. The one and only #eggnoglatte is back!!!!" And others had even made a special trip to the coffee chain to get their hands on one of the Christmas cups. "First thought of the day – I #must get to @starbucksuk for #ChristmasCups #yay," one shopper tweeted.

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The launch of the new cups coincides with the arrival of Starbucks' Christmas menu, with the return of festive favourites such as the gingerbread latte, toffee nut latte, eggnog latte and fudge hot chocolate. And the latest addition to the collection is a festive cold brew – which combines the classic cold brew coffee with Christmas-spiced flavours and orange and cranberry pieces.

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Brits wanting to enjoy a taste of Christmas can also now enjoy festive snacks and sandwiches at a number of other retailers, including Costa and M&S, who have launched a new festive food range that features turkey sandwiches, a vegan roast chestnut wrap and even a Christmas pudding smoothie.

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