Instead of their plan to cancel Christmas, Victoria’s Pacific Werribee shopping centre came close to being cancelled by their customers when they replaced “Merry Christmas” with “Merry Everything”.
Commenting on the ‘own goal’, Jasmine Yuen, Victorian State Director of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) said, “Pacific Werribee’s ‘Merry Everything’ Christmas campaign was a money raising exercise but they completely misread their clientele.
“Their marketing department has proven to be completely out of touch with the locals who made their displeasure known to the management in no uncertain terms, citing their disgust at the sidelining of an Australian cultural tradition. The public backlash in this instance successfully saved Christmas with management replacing ‘Merry Everything’ signage with ‘Merry Christmas’ after just one day.
“I commend the effort of the local community in Werribee and surrounding for putting pressure on the management to retaining Christmas. The community has sent a strong message to other retailers and shopping centres. Australians value the Christian celebration of Christmas and are sick of efforts from woke activists and greedy retailers to cancel it.”
The ACL urges other local communities not to stand by and allow this important event in the Christian calendar to be eliminated. Joy to the world! Peace on earth.