|Darlene Love, looking and sounding better than ever at|
age 74, performs her classic "Christmas (Baby Please Come
Home)" on "The View" earlier this month
It's a tradition.
Every year, close to 30 of 'em, the unstoppable Love would perform her classic "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on the David Letterman show.
But Letterman retired last year, so what would I do, what would Darlene Love do this year?
Well, I said Darlene Love is unstoppable. She turned up a week or so ago on "The View" to do her Christmas song.
As I've said in past years, this is my favorite Christmas song, especially as performed by Darlene Love.
I've heard Darlene Love perform this song dozens and dozens of times, and I still get goosebumps and all emotional and all that when I listen to "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home.)"
It is at once bittersweet and rousing, a mix of terrible longing and joy.
Which is what I often feel at Christmas. This year being a classic example. My husband Jeff is visiting his side of the family in South Dakota, while I'm staying in Vermont with my side of the family
I miss Jeff incredibly, him not being here on Christmas, but he'll be home soon. So Jeff: Christmas Baby Please Come Home. (And I know you will.)
As you'll see in the video below, Darlene Love is as awesome as ever. Can you believe she's 74 years old? Like I said, she's unstoppable. Thank you, Darlene, and Merry Christmas. And happy holidays to everyone else out there.
Here's the video: