there are really only two christmas traditions that are a total and absolute must for me each year. one is listening to the vienna boys choir on christmas eve, and the other is watching darlene love perform on the late show with david letterman. for at least 20-25 years now i've watched darlene love sing christmas (baby, please come home) on dave's show just days before christmas. and when i tell you that she makes me smile so huge it makes my face hurt, that i absolutely can't watch her while sitting down, that she forms rivers of tears down my cheeks each and every single time, i am not exaggerating. i wouldn't lie to you. there is nothing that can move me quite like this amazing woman, singing this tune, with her camaraderie of musicians and singers. oh, it's such a dream of mine to be in that audience someday. but meanwhile, i'll be standing in front of a tv somewhere late wednesday evening, getting all crazy and goose-bumpy like. i highly recommend you do the same. happy holidays and merry christmas friends!