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12/20/2014 09:36 am ET Updated Dec 20, 2014

Darlene Love Sings 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' For David Letterman One Last Time

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For the last 28 years, Darlene Love's Christmas gift to you was her performance of "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on David Letterman's late-night show. "You, the David Letterman show, started this connection," Love told Letterman on Friday, before her final appearance on Letterman's "Late Show." "I didn't sing this song that much. [...] The more we did it on the show, the more people wanted me to do it."

The story of how Love's performance became an annual holiday tradition has been discussed in many interviews, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer did say one bit of misinformation was out there: that she'll never sing "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" again.

"I would never sing it again on another show," Love clarified on Friday. "This is where it will end. But I will sing the song again." Please do.

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