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Thursday, December 20, 2007

It Isn't Christmas Without Darlene Love

One of the great holiday TV traditions that's missing this year because of the writers strike is Darlene Love's annual performance on Letterman's show of "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)," which first appeared on the 1963 Phil Spector album "A Christmas Gift For You."

The first time Love did this with Paul Shaffer and the band was in 1986. Each year since, Letterman's crew has made the production of the song even better, and Love's voice has somehow gotten stronger. Here's how great she sounded last year, on the 20th anniversary...