Quick, what’s your favorite Christmas song? Wrong. It’s Darlene Love’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” Or at least it should be*. In a world of either cloying, overly- sentimental, hushed nonsense (ahem, “Little Drummer Boy”) or want to be rock hits that fail miserably (“Rocking Around The Christmas Tree,” I’m looking in your direction), “Baby Please Come Home” is an actual song. One that kicks ass. And Love’s yearly appearance on The Late Show was always a highlight.
Thanks for this, Dave. You’ll be missed more than you know.
*The Pretenders “2000 Miles” is an acceptable substitute. But that’s basically it.