Christmas Countdown 2013 - 9 December

My favourite Christmas Music - 7th of 10

Coming in at number 7 is East 17 softening their bad by image with a strong and white-coat-wearing Stay Another Day. The bad boys of pop certainly did good with this song and I much prefer it to Babe by Take That!

Today's featured Anthology Author is

Christopher John with his story Two For Hooking

There's a rule for high-profile clients, for the hookers working the Shipyards - don't let them know you recognize them. So when Benson Dawes, the captain and star center forward of the Newport News, Seafarers pulls up, Jake feigns ignorance.

Christopher's Special Christmas Memory

Christmas was waking up before the rest of the house, bounding into one of my older brother's room, and waking him up.

Then we'd sit there for a few hours waiting for our parents to wake talking about anything and everything - presents, food, even sometimes planning sand castles for our beach trip that's still 7 months away.

Info on Christopher John

Christopher can be found on his blog here.

Did you like his story? Leave a message on his blog to let him know.

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

Mr RJ's Crap Joke Section

Well I'll start off with a Thank you to Ann Marie and Nancy for including some of their own Christmas Cracker Jokes in the comments.  I'll stick a couple into this post in case all you other readers missed them :).

In other news, Mrs RJ & I have spent some of today wrapping presents for friends in foreign countries. She continued these Christmas Festivities by continuing her work on the Christmas Crackers she is hand making for us. Lo and behold, I found her chuckling away to herself over a Christmas Cracker Joke that was in the kit.  It's the first one in todays collection.  She finds anything to do with hair very funny because at the tender age of 45 I am  losing mine :( and she will take any opportunity to rub this in with her favorite being "what hair are you having cut today" when the hairdresser visits) *Shakes head at wife who was going gray at the age of 18* :).

Tv News Item: Earlier today a truck carrying a load of men's hair grooming products was stolen from a local cafe.  The Police are combing the area.

What lies in a pram and wobbles?
A jelly baby

What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?
A Christmas Quacker

What do witches use to wrap their presents?

What do you call a little lobster who won’t share his Christmas presents?

Until the next time, Auf Wiedersehen.

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 signed set of Sanctuary postcards and a RJ Scott Pen.


  1. Okay, I'm warped. I'm actually starting to look forward to Mr RJ's jokes. I wish we had Christmas crackers here in the states.

  2. Totally digging your jokes, Mr. RJ!!!

    Knock knock.
    Who's there?
    Mary who?
    Mary Christmas!!


  3. What's white and goes up?
    A confused snowflake

    What does Santa clean his sleigh with?

    What do vampires sing on New Years Eve?
    Auld Fang Syne

    That's all for today. Really enjoying your posts.