Christmas Countdown 2013 - 18 December

The Christmas Special

Once Upon A Time in the UK we only had three TV channels. You could forget BBC2, it was boring… So that left you with BBC and ITV.

Which meant that there was a huge fight to get the Christmas viewing figures. First there was the Queen’s Speech then there was the Christmas Film… Always something along the lines of the latest James Bond film, or The Wizard of Oz, or even to my great excitement Star Wars.

But really, what stays with me the most is two comedians that for me epitomised Christmas Day… Morecombe and Wise.

The video above is their classic Breakfast sketch. Of course now we have Doctor Who, or Downton Abbey, but for me Morecombe and Wise were so much a part of my Christmas evening, eating grapes with my Gran and Granddad, with special Christmas sweets like Turkish delight and candied orange slices.

So many memories.

Today's featured Anthology Author is

Aisling Mancy with the story Joyeux Noël

Noel Sauvageau is barely thirty years of age, yet one of the most powerful moguls on Wall Street. He also has a broken heart left over from high school. When a voice from his distant past rings him on Christmas Eve, will he allow his life to change for the better? Or will he remain closed off and isolated from the very love he needs to mend?

Aisling's Special Christmas Memory

I was raised by my grandfather, a prolific author, and began writing at the age of seven.

For Christmas that year my grandfather gave me two dictionaries, the Oxford and Webster's New International Dictionary. (c. 1943) Best gifts ever!

Info on Aisling Mancy

Aisling can be found on Facebook here.

Did you like his story? Tell him all about it on Facebook or via his blog.

Not read it yet? Download the anthology for FREE at Love Lane Books or All Romance eBooks

Mr RJ's Crap Joke Section

Before I post the latest that is all BAD, in bad jokes, a Thank you to all who commented with their disappointment at the fact there were no jokes and an even bigger thank you to Letterman aka Nancy for filling the void and providing some jokes on the 16th.

We will start with Letterman's :).

How did the frozen chicken cross the road?
In a shopping bag

What do you get when you cross a centipede with a chicken?
Drumsticks for everyone!

Why did the fox cross the road?
To look for the chicken

followed by -

Why did the rubber chicken cross the road?
She wanted to stretch her legs.

Why did the Roman chicken cross the road?
She was afraid someone would caesar!

Why did the rooster cross the road?
He wanted to impress the chicks!

Where are chicks born?
In Chick-cago.

Definitely one for Gay Rom Lit there!!!  More tomorrow :).

The Twenty Five Days of Christmas Competition

For the master post explaining prizes, etc, visit Competition and prizes for the twenty five days of Christmas. Don't forget every entry you make counts towards the grand prize on 25 December. So if you enter every day, you will have 24 chances for to win..

Today enter the competition to win a free RJ Scott e-book from RJ's backlist, or first sight of a new upcoming book.

Good Luck!!!!!


  1. Not sure if I entered twice today ... just done it now coz I can't remember entering earlier .... very sorry if I have!

  2. Loving your Ellery Mt books. Mr RJ, so glad you are back in good form. Here's all I have for today.

    Dropped my computer in the ocean, now there's a Dell rolling in the deep.

    What do you call a kid that doesn't believe in Santa?
    A rebel without a Claus

    Why is Santa so jolly?
    He knows where all the naughty girls live.

    What's the difference between Tiger Woods and Santa?
    Santa stopped at 3 hos

    See you tomorrow.

  3. I think I just entered this one twice. Sorry!

    1. Don't worry hun... Mr RJ just deletes any duplicate entries... HUGS :)

    2. what i mean to say is... he will leave one of yours in there... rofl... not that he'll be deleting you... rofl XxX