Christmas Countdown 2013 - 19 December

My favourite Christmas Music 2nd of 10

I recall sitting in my previous boyfriend's kitchen and listening to Radio 1 and a interview with Midge Ure and Bob Geldof. Thet talked about this charity song and how they hoped it sold well enough to send some money to Africa. The rest, as they say, is history.

This is by far the best version of this song, and any other *Aid* songs that followed... Sting, Bono, Phil Collins, Simon Le Bon, ... amazing line up and somewhat controversial lines... When Bono sings *thank god it's them instead of you*... amazing, and so powerful.

This song sends shivers down my spine.

I remember owning a copy of that newspaper with the pictures of them all.

1984. Jeez.

Today's featured Anthology Author is

JC Wallace with the story Waiting for Snow

Dain's life is filled with nothing but pain. Can a man without hope find a  Christmas miracle and learn to believe in love?

JC's Special Christmas Memory

One of my best Christmas memories centers on what happened after going to bed on Christmas Eve. My brother and sister and I would whisper to one another about hearing something on the roof or sleigh bells or someone downstairs. The excitement of waiting for Santa to come was just as exciting as seeing the gifts below the tree.

Info on JC Wallace

Contact JC Wallace on the blog here.

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

Mr RJ's Crap Joke Section

I will be honest. When I first started this section (well got permission from RJ), I didn't expect it to last for very long. Not only has it lasted, but people viewing have enjoyed reading the bad jokes I have been posting. Only five more days to go for this section but I now have a loyal following who post jokes in the comments for me. Here are a few from Sharon S.

If Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus had a child, what would he be called?
Subordinate Claus

What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?

What's an ig?
An eskimo's home without a loo!

Thank you Sharon :).

and so more from me (though I am running out :) ).

Have you heard the joke about the broken pencil? 
There's no point in telling you

How did the human cannonball lose his job?
He got fired

What award goes to designers of door knockers?
A no bell prize

What did the grape say when the elephant stepped on it?
nothing, it just gave off a little wine

What do you get when you cross a ghost with a packet of crisps?
Snacks that go munch in he night

When is a boat like a pile of snow?
when it's adfrift

Why did Santa hand in his resignation?
Because there was no Claus(e) in his contract

More tomorrow......

Isn't he cute?
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 Harrod's teddy bear and a RJ Scott pen.

Good Luck!!!!!


  1. Yeah, I've liked the bad jokes. :)

  2. RJ, that is one of my fave songs too.

    Hehehe!!! You are most welcome, Mr. RJ!

    **hugs** you both.

    1. It will always have a special place in my heart... :)

  3. I love this song . I remember watching about it on the news when they all went in to record it ... can still name everyone on there to this day!!

    1. Such a long time ago AnnMarie... sighs.... still love it to this day... HUGS XXXX

  4. I still love the feeling I get from hearing this song. And go Mr. RJ, love those bad jokes. And that bear is so cute, I have my fingers and toes crossed!

    1. The bear is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute.... HUGS XXXX

  5. Finally a song and artists I know and love.

    How do you tell the difference between snowmen and snowladies?

    What is Santa's nationality?
    North Polish

    What do you get if you deep fry Santa?
    Crisp Kringle

    1. ROFL... love the snowballs one! Hugs RJ XXXX