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  • VIDEO: It isn’t Christmas without Darlene Love

    by Brian Saint-Paul

    Well, it looks like today’s Video Day. Margaret’s posting of that wonderful Sufjan Stevens rendition of “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” has inspired me.

    Every year on the Christmas episode of The Late Show, David Letterman invites the magnificent Darlene Love to close the show with a rocking performance of “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home).” Love was a Phil Spector protégé’, and had a long and distinguished singing career, capped by a semi-legendary Christmas show she puts on in New York City each year.

    While most of us will never get to hear those pipes live, we can at least watch her shake the house down through the power of YouTube. This was her performance last Christmas:


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    • Todd M. Aglialoro

      I miss that other Letterman Christmas tradition: Paul Shaffer singing Cher singing ‘O, Holy Night.’

      It’s not quite Christmas without it.

    • Bob Mosby

      Love also played the wife of Mel Gibson’s sidekick Danny Glover in the Lethat Weapon series.

    • William

      It’s OK if you like that sort of thing. No denying the voice but, you know, what ever.

      At least the megalomaniac Letterman says the much detracted phrase, “Merry Christmas” and that’s not small change in this great big stupid world.