Bells were ringing at 7th and Montana this morning as the folks at Starbucks quietly discarded their Halloween merchandise in favor of something a bit more Jolly. No sooner had the Great Pumpkin rolled out of town than they began re-introducing their "Iconic Red Yuletide Cups." You know what that means: A sales pitch for Egg Nog Latte can't be far behind. Is it my imagination, or has Starbucks been cracking open the Mistletoe earlier and earlier each year? Next thing you know, they'll have us celebrating the Fourth of July in January. Let freedom -- and the cash registers -- ring ...!