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Friday, December 19, 2014

Picture Of The Day

"The Colbert Report" ended last night after 9 years. "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" airs its last episode tonight after 10 years. But an even longer-lasting late-night tradition comes to a close tonight when Jay Thomas tells his classic Lone Ranger story and Darlene Love sings "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on David Letterman's show for the final time.

She recorded the song in 1963 for Phil Spector's Christmas album, and first performed it with Paul Shaffer and his band in 1986 on Letterman's NBC show. Since then, she's been back every year, with Shaffer leading enough musicians to qualify as a wall of sound, and the show's production people making it a highlight of the season. Here's a supercut of Love's appearances...