No other late night talk show has Christmas traditions quite like the ones David Leterman has introduced us to since switching networks, time slots and being rebranded as The Late Show with David Letterman back in 1993 – with two becoming staples of show’s last new episode of the year prior to their holiday break. Since unexpectedly running on the stage and knocking large meatball off the top of the in-studio Christmas tree with a football with one throw back in 1998, while former Jets quarterback Vinny Testerverde and Letterman where attempting to do the same, comedian Jay Thomas has been back each and every year since to compete in the football challenge. Along with that, Thomas annually retells his hilarious Lone Ranger story, which Letterman has declared the “best story his every heard,” and is a must watch no matter how many times you have heard it.
The other annual tradition actually dates back to Letterman’s NBC days, and has happened every year since 1986 except for one: Darlene Love performing her signature song Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home), a tune made famous on the 1963 holiday compilation album A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector. On Friday night 71-year-old singer once again delivered another standout version of the song. Let’s check it out..
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