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Darlene Love Sings ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ For David Letterman For First Time In Nine Years, And The World Is Set Aright

Darlene Love’s annual television performance of Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) was essentially orphaned after CBS’s Late Show With David Letterman went off the air in 2015, putting an end to the 28-year streak that had the music legend singing her signature holiday song with Paul Shaffer‘s band on Letterman’s last original show before Christmas each December. But they all reunited — not over the air, but on YouTube — for a resumption of the tradition.

Letterman’s Holiday Traditions To End

With the curtain soon to fall on David Letterman’s latenight television career, the end comes Friday for an odd and emotional holiday tradition that involves comic Jay Thomas, the Lone Ranger, a giant meatball and, most indelibly, singer Darlene Love.

OWN Adapting Darlene Love Autobiography