Starbucks giving away free drinks through Sunday

I always get excited each year when the red holiday cups return at Starbucks. Why, that’s a more sure sign of Christmas than anything I know of.

But this might be even more exciting.

From 2 to 5 p.m. today through Sunday, customers who buy one holiday beverage at Starbucks can get one free. Holiday drinks include the peppermint mocha (my favorite), the gingerbread latte and the caramel brulee latte. I shot this photo of the promo sign while waiting in line at the Kellogg and West street Starbucks drive through just a few minutes ago.

Although drinking coffee after noon is generally a bad idea for me, not getting free Starbucks is an even worse idea.